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Explore the great outdoors of Minneapolis with the family. Take in its rich culture while educating the little ones, and experience the city's cuisine that will impress even the youngest palate. With so many of varied attractions, Minneapolis makes a great vacation spot. Minneapolis is home to beautiful parks with stunning waterfalls that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. One of the most popular parks in the city is Minnehaha Park. The scenic overlooks and vast array of trees at the park will make families feel like they are miles away from the city. After the family has experienced the outdoors, take a short drive to one of the best shopping destinations in the country or experience the metropolitan museums.
Home to the largest shopping complex in the country, Minneapolis shopping has something for everyone. Not only do their shopping complexes carry the top retailers in the world, they also offer dozens of other unique shops offering eclectic, chic, rustic and cultural finds. Of course, the Mall of America is more than just a mall, it is a must-see attraction that features an indoor theme park and aquarium. When the family has satisfied all shopping needs, they can head over to one of the cities many tours.
Minneapolis offers walking tours, bike tours, boat tours, city tours, historical tours and icon tours. Travel by boat or by bus and immerse the family in Minneapolis culture. While on a tour, enjoy views of the Mississippi River or Lake Harriet. Teens and tweens can tour the city by bike or simply walk through the streets and by the Riverside. Icon tours show visitors the city in a fresh perspective and historical tours teach parents and kids about this great city's past.