This brewery helped push to allow Minnesota breweries to serve beer

Up until 2011, breweries that produced beer in Minnesota weren’t allowed to sell those beers due to a Prohibition-era state law. But early that year, a Minneapolis-based brewery called Surly Brewing Co. announced it wanted to expand the size of its brewery to accommodate demand. With much support and push for change in this area… More This brewery helped push to allow Minnesota breweries to serve beer

Unleash your inner geek at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis

Step into a world where geek and chic unite at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis, a four-star luxury hotel situated right in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The Commons is a beautiful luxury boutique hotel with 304 guestrooms, and I had the opportunity to stay there at for two nights during my time… More Unleash your inner geek at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis

Visit the largest lake in Minneapolis at the Chain of Lakes

One of the best things about nature is that there’s nothing that’s ever exactly the same. You can replicate a building and other man-made structures, but there’s none of that in Earth’s creations. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good urban adventure, but nothing beats the feeling and experience of being outdoors. In Minneapolis,… More Visit the largest lake in Minneapolis at the Chain of Lakes

Witness panoramic views of Minneapolis from the Foshay Tower’s 30th floor

Minnesota’s first skyscraper was built in 1929, and among its highlights – if not the highlight – is an observation deck on the 30th floor that offers a 360-degree view of Minneapolis. Located in Downtown Minneapolis, the Foshay Tower is a 32-floor, 447-foot building. It was built by business mogul Wilbur Foshay, who modeled the tower… More Witness panoramic views of Minneapolis from the Foshay Tower’s 30th floor

Find character & warmth at the only hostel in the Twin Cities

The only hostel in the Twin Cities area is a privately-owned one in Minneapolis called Minneapolis International Hostel. And as a big fan of hostels (here’s a post about one I stayed at in Santa Ana), that was the accommodation I chose for the time I spent in that Midwestern region 😀 It costs close… More Find character & warmth at the only hostel in the Twin Cities

See remnants of Minneapolis’ past at Mill Ruins Park

Minneapolis is no longer the Flour Milling Capital of the World, but you can still see remnants of the era from when it used to hold that title by visiting Mills Ruins Park. As a fan of visiting places that aren’t necessarily on people’s travel bucket lists, it’s a huge reason I decided to explore… More See remnants of Minneapolis’ past at Mill Ruins Park

Fall in love with Minneapolis’ skyline at this historic bridge

One of the best views of the Minneapolis skyline that’s impossible not to fall in love with is from the historic Stone Arch Bridge. While Googling places to visit in Minneapolis, I saw the bridge and its captivating view of the city’s skyscrapers, and quickly added it to my itinerary during my trip to the… More Fall in love with Minneapolis’ skyline at this historic bridge

Whatever the weather, Minneapolis’ skyway system has you covered

Coming from Los Angeles, one of the coolest things about Downtown Minneapolis is the city’s skyway system – something you don’t really find in the Southern California city. The Minneapolis Skyway system is a network of skyways (which are indoor pedestrian footbridges) that allow people to walk between a number of buildings in Downtown Minneapolis. It attracts… More Whatever the weather, Minneapolis’ skyway system has you covered

#GetOutside near the city at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

If you’re craving a dose of nature that’s not too far from Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls Regional Park is a great place to go. It’s just 5 to 6 miles south of Downtown Minneapolis, is free to enter, and is easily accessible via the Metro Blue Line. If you decide to drive, then there is parking… More #GetOutside near the city at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

Explore ruins, a flour tower & more at Mill City Museum

For 50 years beginning in the late 1880s, Minneapolis was known as the Flour Milling Capital of the World. It’s an intriguing fact about the city that’s explored in-depth at Mill City Museum, located on the Mississippi Riverfront and at the site of what was previously the world’s largest flour mill. When I planned my… More Explore ruins, a flour tower & more at Mill City Museum