Downtown Minneapolis features upscale shop- ing, a wealth of fine dining options and a vibrant nightlife scene that includes everything from Irish pubs to dance clubs. And from the landmark First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, to the Dakota Jazz Club, to the Minnesota Orchestra, you can find live music every night of the week.
As the third-largest theater market in the country, Minneapolis is second only to New York City in live theater per capita. Whether taking in a dramatic performance at the renowned Guthrie Theater or enjoying a night of laughs at The Brave New Workshop, the longest running improvisation theater in the country, there’s a show for every taste in Minneapolis.
If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, you will enjoy the Grand Rounds park system, a 50-mile network of landscaped parkways that stretches from Minnehaha Park, around the chain of lakes, and up into Northeast Minneapolis. This abundance of parks and bodies of water allows for year-around recreational opportunities including sailing, swimming, running, canoeing, biking, skating, cross-country skiing, and more.