Minneapolis: A Culturally Rich Megalopolis
Minneapolis, MN is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States and is the larger twin city to Saint Paul, MN. It is the county seat of Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States and lies on the banks of the Mississippi River and proudly houses the fifth-highest number of Fortune 500 headquarters in the US. Minneapolis is home to the largest LGBT community, made apparent by its vibrant music and performing arts scenes. One can visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a look into the city's strong interest in the arts. Nicknamed The City of Lakes, this city's skyscrapers and posh hotels make for a truly impressive skyline at night. To get to Minneapolis, travelers can fly through the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.
Best Time to Visit
In the summer months of June to August, the average daily temperature hovers around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the perfect time for residents and visitors to venture outdoors and onto the lakes. The numerous festivals and farmers markets popping up marks summer the peak season for Minneapolis. Tourism goes down in November to April when temperatures plunge to below freezing. There is still so much to see, however, and hotel deals are plentiful during this time of the year.