Known as the modern and hip twin to the more conservative and quiet St. Paul, Minneapolis is home to architectural and cultural gems, a thriving bar scene, and lots of beautiful nature to explore. See the twin city like a local with an exclusive tour by W Minneapolis – The Foshay Insider Lisa Heath, showing off the best places to see, eat, sip, and savor.
2743 S Lyndale Ave
Check out Minneapolis’ esteemed chef Sameh Wadi with his latest concept–an ice cream shop with deliciously bizarre varieties made in-house daily. You’re sure to find interesting flavors that change every day, like Indian curry or lemon and thyme, not to mention some vegan options, too.
Take a step back into the past and head up to the 27th floor of the Foshay Tower to Prohibition Bar. Get a taste of what life was like in the 1920s with the bar that was originally intended to be Wilbur Foshay’s private, full-floor retreat. This speakeasy in the sky seduces with superb cocktails, 360º views, and a breathtaking design that is hard to keep secret.
1750 Hennepin Ave
An internationally recognized hub for arts, Walker Arts Center brings standout exhibitions, lectures, performances, and more to the Minneapolis area. Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a joint project and an icon in the parks district that is perfect for a warm day on the town.
They don’t call Minnesota the state of 10,000 lakes for nothing. With so many options for outdoor activities, why not try canoeing or kayaking on the lake or bicycling on the numerous shoreline paths? All year long the Chain of Lakes in a must-see.
1010 Nicollet Mall
Well-known to musicians and jazz fans alike, the Dakota continues to be one of the most talked about jazz clubs and restaurants across the country. Even Grammy Award-winning musician Roy Hargrove says it’s “the most comfortable jazz club in the world for musicians and patrons.”
The Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, the Minnesota Orchestra has a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world. Its award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs are part of a their visionary commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of tomorrow.