Minneapolis and Saint Paul Itinerary at a Glance
The Twin Cities region offers an array of theaters, jazz and nightclubs, science and history museums, and a delectable food scene. Enjoy all Saint Paul/Minneapolis have to offer on your 3-day group tour.
You’ll experience these great activities and more:
- Visit one of the most popular art museums in the country at the Walker Art Center
- The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is home to 40 contemporary art sculptures.
- Take a tour of the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul
- Dive deeper into the story of Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center
- The Fitzgerald Theater has been entertaining the St. Paul community since 1910
Since 1978, the Minnesota Zoo has been providing protection and habitats for animals from around the world
Details and Tips
Length: 3 Nights
Suitable for: Adult groups and families
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota Day-To-Day Itinerary
Arrive in Minneapolis and settle into your group-friendly accommodations. After a little relaxation time, refresh and prepare for dinner and drinks at Dakota Jazz Club. Serving American fare in a lively music scene, kick off your group trip with an entertaining meal.
DAY ONE: Things to do in Minneapolis
Start your first day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before the adventure begins. Head to one of the most visited art museums in the country at the Walker Art Center. Explore modern and contemporary works, sculptures, paintings, books, artist archives, live performances, and more.
Spanning visual, performing, and media arts, this eclectic center features a new 385-seat theater and a roof-top terrace to admire the dazzling cityscape. They also offer education areas and expansive green space with blooming gardens.
Take a few hours to discover some of the world’s finest art displays, including the magnificent exhibitions across the street. Walk over to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, comprised of 11 acres dedicated to some 40 contemporary art sculptures.
Spend the afternoon at leisure surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of the world with multi-cultural cuisines, crafts, music and events, shopping, and more. Midtown Global Market is a conglomeration of unique merchants and businesses offering a myriad of products and services, from ethnic foods and cultural goods to global artisanal crafts for sale.
Freshen up and rejoin the group for pre-show drinks and dinner at Fogo De Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse located in the Hennepin Theatre District, offering group dining in a sophisticated setting. End the night at the nearby Orpheum Theatre for a Broadway performance like Hairspray or To Kill a Mockingbird.
DAY TWO: Things to do in Saint Paul Minnesota
After breakfast at your hotel, round everyone up for an exploration of Saint Paul, starting with a tour of the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul. Added to the list of the National Register of Historical Buildings in 1974, the cathedral is a marvel of Beaux-Arts architecture, serving thousands of Catholics for worship. It’s also the center of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Next, step back in time to the Gilded Age at the James J. Hill House just around the corner. Learn about Hill’s influence on the community and get a peek at what life was like for the wealthy Hill family. Offering both self-guided first-floor tours and 60-minute full-home guided explorations, the James J. Hill House will pique anyone’s curiosities.
Lunch is served at the Red Cow Saint Paul, offering juicy handcrafted burgers, shareable plates, salad and soups, healthy bowls, sandwiches, and more.
Dive deeper into the story of Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center in downtown Saint Paul. Indulge in the stories of the Indigenous peoples of the Dakota and Ojibwe tribes and their immense influence on the region.
Head over to The Bulldog for a laid-back pre-show dinner. This landmark location in historic downtown is a favorite among theater-goers and sports fans awaiting the event. Cap off the evening with a live show at the oldest surviving theater in Saint Paul. The Fitzgerald Theater, named after F. Scott Fitzgerald, a famed Saint Paul native, has been entertaining the community since 1910.
DAY THREE: Final Day in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota
On Saturday mornings, you’ll find most people gathered at the famous Saint Paul’s Farmer’s Market in downtown from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Explore the myriad artisanal goods, from baked and scratch-made treats to hand-crafted souvenirs and unique gifts. Grab breakfast and coffee and peruse the many booths offering an array of items.
If your trip does not align with the Saturday Farmer’s Market, be sure to grab breakfast at your hotel before departing.
Get up close and personal with a number of endangered species and other protected wildlife for a morning at the Minnesota Zoo. Since 1978, the zoo has been providing protection and habitats for animals from around the world in an entertaining and educational environment.
You can end your trip there, or you can visit the famed Mall of America full of epic shopping, dining, and one-of-a-kind attractions.
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