One-of-a-kind attractions. Green space. A great chain of lakes. Welcome to Minneapolis, Minnesota, a city fueled by water. The mighty Mississippi roars through it, and most of the entertainment takes place by the city's iconic lakes and waterfalls. Book one of our great value hotels in Downtown Minneapolis and get ready to figure out which lake is just right for you!
With so many lakes right in the heart of the city, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you enjoy hiking, head for Lake Harriet five miles south of Downtown. The idyllic three-mile loop circles the lake and adjoining parkland with family beaches, a rose garden, and boat rentals. Naturist? Hidden Beach at Cedar Lake is notable for being the only nudist beach in the area, although you rarely see people in their birthday suits. The busiest lake is Lake Calhoun, which is within walking distance of Downtown Minneapolis hotels. Rent a canoe from the boathouse, or take a tour of Bakken Science Museum on the west side of the lake.
Minnehaha Falls, six miles southeast of Downtown is a striking waterfall in the middle of an urban setting. The subject of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Song of Hiawatha," the Falls are a mesmerizing place to watch torrents of water plunge 53 feet into a gorge. Before returning to your hotel near Downtown Minneapolis, stop off at the internationally themed Midtown global market—it's the place to grab a taste of Minneapolis, then take some home. From famous local craft breweries to the city's phenomenal bakeries, you'll be spoiled for choice.
Browse Travelocity's great selection of flights to Minneapolis and get ready to paddle, sail, and stroll through this fun-packed city. Alternatively, check out our cheap vacation packages to Minneapolis and save up to $537 when you book your hotel and airfare together. Reserve your tickets today and get ready for an adventure to remember!