A Taste of the “Mini-Apple”

Because I travel from Minneapolis to other cities, I forget that some of you might be traveling to Minneapolis and want to know of some fun, interesting things there are to do here. So if you’re business travels bring you to the “Mini – Apple”  Here are three things that you can do if you find yourself with an hour or two.

1) Walk the skyways – According to Wikipedia, “Minneapolis skyways connect various buildings in 69 full city blocks over 11 miles of downtown Minneapolis, enabling people to walk in climate controlled comfort year-round.”  (Great news – especially if you’re here in the winter!)
It’s not only just fun way to get from building to building, there are restaurants and shops throughout these passageways as well.

2) Wander down Nicollet Mall – Nicollet Mall is 11 blocks that run through the heart of downtown Minneapolis with shops and restaurants for every taste. Take in a few shops and then stop and head up to the “rooftop lawn” (weather permitting) at Brit’s Pub for a pint.

3) Walk along the Mississippi – Yep, “The Big Muddy” runs right through downtown Minneapolis (it’s why Minneapolis was know as the flour mill capital of the world and how it got its nickname “Mill City”) There’s a great walking path all along the Mississippi – and depending on where you go, you’ll see the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, the Stone Arch Bridge, St Anthony Falls, and many other landmarks. If you get a nice day/evening and can get there, the Riverfront is a fantastic way to get out of the hotel for a stroll and some fresh air

Enjoy Minneapolis if you come!

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Susan Brauer

Welcome fellow Road Warriors! Like many of you, I travel for work -- A lot! But believe it or not, I actually pretty much love it. I've become a bona fide business travel tourist by finding quick things to do when I find myself with the bits of free time that we business travelers sometimes get (i.e. after meetings and before dinner.) especially if I'm in a great city like Chicago, NY or San Francisco. Because we never have much time, this blog is all about quick, easy, inexpensive/free things to do in some of the cities I travel to along with recommendations for restaurants that are great for meals with colleagues, but also perfectly comfortable for solo dining. So maybe next time you find that you have a few minutes to yourself on a business trip, before you just automatically head for your hotel room, barricade yourself in with your computer and cell phone and order room service, you'll be inspired to become a business travel tourist and start loving your business travel too. Feel free to comment on any of my posts and let me and other readers know if you have tips, or recommendations. Happy Travels!

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