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Plan a special night out at this upscale eatery, which is one of Minneapolis’s hottest restaurants. Try the tagliatelle with foie gras meatballs or their unique cheeseburger, which features slices of brie.
The Bachelor Farmer
This earth-friendly, Nordic-influenced restaurant serves seasonal dishes such as grilled venison, wild rice porridge, and cured foie gras in an upscale setting.
Butcher & the Boar
It’s been called one of America’s best steakhouses, and the food at this lively restaurant—16 oz. Wagyu ribeye, duck breast, and green chorizo sausages—lives up to its lofty reputation. Pair your smoked meats with craft beer or bourbon.
Bar La Grassa
Savor modern Italian dishes, such as red wine spaghetti with pine nuts, alongside bottles from a distinguished wine list at this refined Warehouse District eatery.
Spoon and Stable
Led by James Beard award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen, this hipster favorite in the North Loop mixes American traditions and European flavors in dishes like potato gnocchi or steelhead trout.
The three stages at this theater, which range from a 1,100-seat venue to a flexible “black box” studio, host dramas, musical theater, and experimental works.
U.S. Bank Stadium
Home to major league football and a stopping point on many world tours, U.S. Bank Stadium has cemented itself as a place to come together and celebrate Minnesota pride. Stop by for a game, or take a tour of this magnificent facility to see it through the eyes of a fan, VIP, and player.
Rated the No. 1 fan experience in all major league sports by ESPN, Target Field is Minnesota’s destination for major league baseball. The 40,000-seat ballpark is conveniently located near some of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and nightlife.
Known as Minnesota’s premier entertainment facility, Target Center plays host to the major sports events, concerts, and family shows that travel the nation. Blocks from the city’s best shopping and dining experiences, this 20,000-seat venue is a perfect way to spend a night in the Mill City.
Walker Art Center
This major center of contemporary art hosts a sculpture garden, exhibits of moving images and room-scale works, film screenings, and live performances.
Walk beneath festively decorated trees in Loring Park during the winter festival, which features free rides, a skating rink, and musical performances, plus a host of local vendors.
In town in July? Don’t miss this annual event celebrating the city’s lakes and rivers, which features around 70 events ranging from triathlons to fireworks displays.
Minnesota State Fair
One of the largest state fairs in the U.S., this local tradition attracts more than two million guests each year. Stop by for classic fairground foods or soda floats, hop aboard thrill rides, or head to the grandstand to hear major rock acts.
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Known for its picturesque course, this annual road race is one of the largest marathons in the country.
Twin Cities Pride Festival
Bringing crowds of up to 400,000 to the Twin Cities, this summer festival celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and features free concerts on four stages.