Get to Know the Twin Cities

Minnesota is called “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but there are actually closer to 12,000 in total. That provides 90,000 miles of lakeshore – more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

Minneapolis:
As the leaves turn from green to gold, Minneapolis transforms into an exciting and fresh atmosphere. We're fanatics about fall, and it shows in the way the city goes about having some fun. Festivals wind through Minneapolis City by Nature, and activities like kayaking the Mississippi River and renting Nice Ride bikes to explore the natural scenery let you get up close and personal with some of the most captivating fall scenes in the nation.

Speaking of scenes, the sports scene roars to life as football gets underway for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Twins wind down their season at Target Field, and the Minnesota Lynx make their playoff push at Target Center. Fall harvests in Minnesota mean bountiful troves of homegrown, organic foods. Savor the tastes of fall, as the ingredients used to make your favorite cuisine are a direct reflection of the thriving farmers markets throughout the city.

Take advantage of tax-free shopping on all apparel by re-tooling that wardrobe to look your best this fall, and when it's all said and done let our world-class hotels offer you a place to kick back, relax and unwind. No matter what street your adventure takes you down, in Minneapolis, you're bound to find yourself in the middle of an event. The beauty of fall is a spectacle best observed through participation, so come be a little fanatical with us this fall in Minneapolis.

http://www.minneapolis.org/

 

St. Paul: 

Let us show you why St. Paul is the perfect place for your convention.  Saint Paul is clean, safe and simple to navigate. Visitors love our walkable downtown area, the MN State Capitol, variety of accommodation options and unique meeting venues. Throughout the city, they’ll encounter service staff and locals who embody something we like to call “Minnesota Nice,” a gracious, welcoming sort of spirit that will make your convention a time to remember.
 
Saint Paul is known as the “City of Neighborhoods,” each offering a celebration of the city’s long-cherished heritage and diversity. Life in these vibrant neighborhood districts flows deep with tradition, with many of the restaurants and businesses proudly bearing the names of the immigrant families who founded them generations ago.

Craft Beer Capital....Enjoy freshly brewed ales, pilsners, stouts, and more as you learn all about the brewing process at Saint Paul craft breweries. Can one beer change your life? We think so. What started in 1986 with Mark Stutrud and Summit Brewing Company has exploded into a full fledged craft beer craze.  The craft beer industry is booming in the Twin Cities right now. Not only are there great options for trying local brews at most restaurants, but you can taste them where they're born at many of our local breweries. So get after it, try them all and let your Beercation journey officially begin. Cheers!

http://www.visitsaintpaul.com/

 

 

shown: Weisman Art Museum
shown: Spoonbridge and Cherry, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
shown: Padelford Riverboat
shown: Target Field
shown: U. S. Bank Stadium
shown: Minnesota State Capitol
shown: Rice Park
shown: Local Craft Beers
shown: Summit Ave
shown: Excel Center
shown: Minnehaha Falls