The Twin Cities are the major hub of all things in the state of Minnesota. I’ve traveled to the Twin Cities hundreds of times, whether it be for a flight from MSP Airport, to attend an event or festival, or just on a day trip to escape my hometown. I also lived just 30 minutes from Minneapolis for a while, and traveled there often.

I’ve explored all over Minneapolis and St. Paul and have eaten at tons of restaurants, attended the MN State Fair every year, wandered around Downtown Minneapolis for my first concert at First Avenue, and stayed at all sorts of fancy and not-so-fancy hotels.

I love how much the big city has to offer and think that it’s a great starting point for anyone traveling to Minnesota. Here are some of my local knowledge and recommendations for the area.

My Favorite Posts About the Twin Cities

More Posts About the Twin Cities


✔️ Awesome Hikes Near the Twin Cities

✔️ Great Places to Go Cross-Country Skiing Near the Twin Cities

✔️ Places to Go Snowshoeing Near the Twin Cities

✔️ Best Places to Go Paddle Boarding in Minneapolis

✔️ Dog-Friendly Beaches in Minneapolis

✔️ Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in Minneapolis

✔️ Best Fall Activities in Minneapolis & St. Paul

✔️ Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Minneapolis

Where to Eat

✔️ Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Minneapolis

✔️ Great Coffee Shops in Minneapolis for a Date or Studying

✔️ Best Restaurants Near the University of Minnesota

Where to Stay

✔️ Awesome Minneapolis Hotels with Waterslides or Waterparks

✔️ Best Park and Fly Hotels in Minneapolis

✔️ Best Boutique Hotels in Minneapolis

✔️ Amazing Hotels with Rooftop Pools in Minneapolis

✔️ Best Hotels Near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

✔️ Best Minneapolis Hotels Near US Bank Stadium for Big Events

Travel Tips

✔️ Living in Minneapolis: 17 Pros and Cons, Cost of Living, & Safety

✔️ Minneapolis to Chicago: Stops to Make & Transportation Options

✔️ Minneapolis Vs. St. Paul: Differences Between the Two Cities

✔️ What Are the Twin Cities in Minnesota?

✔️ Is Minneapolis Safe? [Visiting & Living in the City]

✔️ Is Minneapolis Worth Visiting?

✔️ Do You Need a Car in Minneapolis?

✔️ How Big is Minneapolis?

✔️ Is Bloomington, MN Safe to Visit and Live In?