Although Minnesota is a recreational mecca all year long, out-of-state visitors tend to prefer the summer months, when they do not have to contend with the snow and cold. As the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota offers plenty of activities to keep visitors busy between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
When they're not fishing at Minnesota's many small lakes, vacationers enjoy hitting up the much larger Lake Superior -- especially during the fall months. Many of the finest hotels in Minnesota are located between the iconic Highway 61 and Lake Superior in such cities and towns as Duluth, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, and Beaver Bay. After gazing at the awe-inspiring view of Lake Superior, it's time to pack your trail mix, strap on your hiking boots and explore the Superior Hiking Trail, an impressive network of secluded trails. During the winter, many of these trails can be explored on snowshoes or cross-country skis.
For metropolitan vacationers, lakeside exploration is best pursued in the Twin Cities. For a true taste of the area's amazing nightlife, book hotels in Minneapolis along Washington Avenue or Hennepin Avenue. There, you'll find the city's top restaurants, nightclubs and theaters. After flights to Minnesota arrive at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, access to the big city is made easy via abundant rental car opportunities, as well as a light rail setup that leads straight to downtown Minneapolis.
Plane tickets to Minnesota give you the opportunity to witness everything from the excitement of a Saturday night on Hennepin Avenue to the peacefulness of an afternoon near Lake Superior. Check out Travelocity's huge selection of cheap flights to Minnesota, which includes over 400 airlines and over 510,000 hotels.