Where to Go When Visiting Minneapolis?

This week I’m going to Minneapolis for the American Copy Editors Society conference and to visit one of my best friends from college, who just recently got engaged. I’ve never been to Minneapolis before, so I’m taking suggestions as to where I should go and what I should do.

Normally, when I travel somewhere I write about it after the fact, as I’ve done with my trips to Dallas, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and more. This time, though, I want to find out about the city’s worthwhile museums, parks, restaurants, bars, etc., ahead of time. My friend I’m staying with knows the area well, but I’m sure there are new places we could both explore together.

I’ve spent a little time on vita.mn, which is a great guide to the hotspots and latest happenings in the Twin Cities, but I’d like some more personalized suggestions, too.

So, where should I go/what should I try to do while I’m in Minneapolis?

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

3 thoughts on “Where to Go When Visiting Minneapolis?

    1. Thanks for the tips! My good friend I’m staying with actually lives right near Lake Harriet, so we ran around there this morning. Went to Hell’s Kitchen for lunch, and bought a chicken and hens plant at the farmers market in Nicollet Mall yesterday. Going to the Loring Pasta Bar tomorrow night for dinner. Very fun city!

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