A Cultural Tour of Minneapolis
Don't let the prairie locale and friendly attitude fool you — Minneapolis is a happening town where you can indulge in urban culture both high and low. The dive bars are legendary. Join the barflies at Tony Jaros' River Garden Bar, or check out some loud and local rock & roll at the 80-year-old Hexagon. Clean up at W Minneapolis – The Foshay, a 1920s Art Deco gem (from $349); enjoy a quiet cocktail and 360-degree city views at Prohibition, a lounge on the 27th floor.
Dig in to Midwest-French cuisine at Spoon and Stable and walk the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail, which winds 1.8 miles past city landmarks along the Mississippi. Then satisfy your high-culture jones with the abstract paintings on view at the Walker Art Center, one of the country's leading contemporary art museums.