Reasons to Visit Minneapolis
A Midwestern gem, this mid-sized metropolis has a big-city food and beer scene, and music history reflected in larger-than-life murals of Prince and Bob Dylan. Don’t miss the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden's iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, or downtown's Stone Arch Bridge for cityscape views.
When to Visit Minneapolis
Summer is Minnesota's undisputed high season. Shoulder seasons of late spring and early fall are good times to visit Minneapolis for comfortable weather and plenty of festivals. Locals and visitors alike come out in droves for Art-a-Whirl in May, the Stone Arch Bridge Festival in June, and avoid snowy winters.
Typical Minneapolis Weather
Summers in Minneapolis can be surprisingly hot and dry, reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit but dropping quickly at night. Visiting in the non-winter months is worth the difference in airfare, as Minnesotans take strongly to the outdoors in warmer months for fun on the lakes, patios, and in parks after long, harsh winters.