Area Attractions

Explore downtown Minneapolis from The Grand Hotel situated in a prime locale less than half a mile from the U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Walk between luxury retailers on the skyways of Nicollet Mall, catch a show at the Armory, or discover modern artists at the Walker.  

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis

615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402

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Local Food + Drink

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.

Attractions

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.

Target Field

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.

Target Center

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.

Events

Holidazzle Minneapolis

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.

Minneapolis Aquatennial

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.