Experience the Twin Cities, Like A Local
Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Grand Hotel Minneapolis helps you make the most of your Minneapolis stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.
We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Minneapolis, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.
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Nye's Polonaise - a restaurant and bar that has never changed, opened in 1950 and looks the same. Grab drinks and listen to live polka bands in their polonaise room.
A very popular lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis - be sure to check out the 12th floor location atop Macy's.
Brit's Pub has grown from a small 2-room tavern to a larger institution that includes a world-renowned English Garden Park.
Within easy walking distance of The Grand Hotel - The Local is a great spot to hang with the locals in an Old World style pub setting while you enjoy Fish & Chips and watch rugby on the big screen.
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The Mall of America in Bloomington has over 520 stores and 50 restaurants, including a Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears.
Minneapolis is the home of Target Stores -- and the original store is located just a few blocks from The Grand Hotel and well worth a visit to see where it all began.
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Home of the Twins baseball club - Target Field is an outdoor baseball venue that also hosts outdoor concerts and events and is an easy walk from our hotel.
The PedalPub™ is a party on wheels powered by three to sixteen people. It's maximum speed is 5mph, just the right speed for taking in all the sights.
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This one of a kind outdoor sculpture and arts venue is home to the iconic "cherry & spoon" sculpture that has become a symbol of Minneapolis.
Nice Ride Minnesota is an easy-to-use bike sharing program that provides visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town from April to early November.
For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Grand Hotel's concierge at (612) 288-8888.