Billed as one of the most walkable cities in the US, summer is a great time to take a flight to Minneapolis, in spite of the heat and humidity, because, with the city’s casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere, no one really breaks a sweat. With all the lakes and beaches in and around the city, be sure to bring your bathing suit and sun block.
Autumn brings stunning foliage to enjoy as you stroll along the historic Riverfront District.
Halfway to the North Pole, just south of 45 degrees north latitude, Minneapolis is well known for its harsh and frigid winters. During this time temperatures drop to around -13° to -3°C, although they have been known to dip to as low as -41°C. It’s therefore best to focus on the many and varied indoor activities unless you’re well-prepared for such dangerously low temperatures. Winter-like temperatures can last well into spring in Minneapolis with long stretches of bone-chilling showers. Budget travellers willing to brave the cold should try and snap up a cheap flight to Minneapolis during the off season.
From skyscrapers to state parks, Minneapolis has everything for any traveller. The twin cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are home to more than three million people and welcome millions of travellers to Minneapolis every year.
Pack light on your flight to Minneapolis; you’ll need the extra suitcase space. Minneapolis is home to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the nation that spans more than ten city blocks. You’ll find over 500 retail stores, an amusement park, and an aquarium. After a long day of shopping, revive and re-energise at one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.
Art and music lovers will jump at the chance to visit Minneapolis. The city is the birthplace of the American Regional professional theatre movement, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theatre, and the Minnesota Symphony. Even sports fans can find a reason to book flights to Minneapolis. The MLB Minnesota Twins, NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and the NFL Minnesota Vikings are cheered on by both residents and visitors.
Winters can be cold and dry with temperatures ranging from around -13°C to -3°C. Summer is usually warm with temperatures in the high teens to high 20s C, although at times it can be hot and humid. Like most midwestern cities, Minneapolis is subject to a range of weather conditions including heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow and ice.
If you’re only staying in the city centre, you can get around by foot just fine. To see the rest of the city’s attractions, renting a car is your best bet.
The main airport for travellers taking flights to Minneapolis is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Shuttle, van, taxi and limousine services are on hand to transport visitors between the airport and the city centre. Car rental is also available.