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.


The Minneapolis Institute of Art

Collecting more than 89,000 works of art—ranging from African and Asian artwork to photography—this art museum hosts half a million visitors a year. It’s just over a mile south of our hotel.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

Stop by 13th Avenue in this neighborhood, which is home to more than 500 artists, to attend open studio events and art galas in historic buildings.


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.