In Minneapolis, not only do you get "Minnesota nice," but you also get big city amenities. Indeed, the city has all the trimmings of a major destination: hip art museums, a dynamic culinary landscape, numerous beloved sports teams, a happening nightlife scene, and, simply, friendly folks. Whether you're touring the Minneapolis Institute of Art, partying in the Warehouse District, or shopping on Hennepin Avenue, you'll be amazed by what this Midwestern gem has to offer. So, start looking for hotels and car rentals in Minneapolis today, and come live it up like there's no tomorrow.
Traveling Around Minneapolis
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a mere 10 miles from downtown. While bus and light rail service are offered, as well as a taxi, you get more flexibility with your own set of four wheels. That's why rental cars in Minneapolis are so popular. Both Terminal 1 and 2 have rental car agency counters. After picking up your car, go explore everything in and around the city. Minneapolis' twin -- Saint Paul -- is right next door, and boasts attractions like the Minnesota State Capitol and Cathedral of St. Paul. The gorgeous Lake Minnetonka, where you can take a steamboat out onto the water, is just a short drive away. Northfield, a small town with a fiery past, is also close, and features the Northfield Historical Society Museum, which details a famous bank raid.
Many hotels in Minneapolis are close to famous sights, such as the splendid Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. While here, you can do everything from strolling through Minnehaha Park to eating your way through Nicollet Avenue's Eat Street. The Mill City Museum is engaging and informative, and a play at Guthrie Theatre is always a treat. If you want to spread your wings, soar through the Chain of Lakes trails on bike. Needless to say, a trip here requires planning, so start early by looking for flights to Minneapolis on Travelocity. From budget lodging to van rentals in Minneapolis, you can find it all here. If you find a cheaper rate on another site, Travelocity matches that rate and returns you the difference.