Expert Travel Advice to Minneapolis
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Top Answers To Minneapolis Travel Questions
GroundhogPhil answered:Minneapolis' Star Tribune shows weather to be in the mid-40s today, sunny, with a high of 48, low of 35. Not too sure what you mean by your sailing question. Obviously, most of the sailing lessons you can find in the Minneapolis are held only during the summer months. Looking at this webcam on Lake Calhoun, I don't see any boats out, though that's not to say there aren't some somewhere! http://bit.ly/tuAadu
I want to add onto the other person's answer that the lightrail will take you straight from the MOA (mall of america) to downtown Minneapolis on 1st Ave and 5 st. This is near the famous First Ave club, which hosts a wide variety of shows/concerts, and it's right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. You can walk around and enjoy just about anything from there and in the winter you can easily get into the skyway system to avoid the bad weather. You can take a bus from there to the Walker Art Center (which is a little over a mile away from that point). Staying near the light rail/MOA area of Bloomington is what I would highly recommend if you're going to take a short trip here.
Here are 150 things to do from the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association: http://bit.ly/aPF7bP During the holidays, walk around and see all the lights. Or go cheack out one of these attractions year-round: http://bit.ly/aKCBoj
The following hotels offer rooms for under $150 per night: Comfort Suites, Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites, Doubletree Guest Services, Radisson University Hotel, and Holiday Inn. We hope you have a great trip!