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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2009
Does Downtown Minneapolis Do Funky?  (3 Answers)

I'll be traveling to Minneapolis for a trade show next week and staying in a large downtown hotel. On Google Earth street view, this area looks like nothing but high-rise office buildings and big hotels. Are there any good independent bookstores, coffee shops, hole-in-the-wall ethnic eateries, funky boutiques or other interesting non-chain-store stuff to see and do in the Nicollet Mall, or within a reasonable walk/cab ride?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2009
Places to stay in September  (4 Answers)

We will be visiting the Twin Cities in mid-September. Would we get better rates with a weekend package at some downtown hotel or at an outlying (suburban?) motel? Is there a big disadvantage to staying in an outlying area?
Thanks,
L2go


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2009
Need a Car for 3 Months  (2 Answers)

Hi,
I will be in Minneapolis for 3 Months, I need a car for the period, what are my options, any suggestins would greatly help me :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2009
Sundays?  (1 Answer)

I've got Monday meetings in downtown Minneapolis and so will be hanging around Sunday and Sunday night. I heard most things are closed on Sundays. Is that true? Any suggestions for places for a Sunday in downtown?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2009
Good muay thai lessons

Wondering if anyone could recommend a good gym to go for muay thai lessons? Will be in Minneapolis for 3 months for work and keen to continue muay thai training.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2009
minneapolis to thunder bay  (1 Answer)

I am trying to get to thunder bay from minneapolis. I do not mind hiring a car but any car rental that I have tried does not facilitate between these two places. Can you help.
Is there a train that one could get. One that ensures that you can still take in the scenery between the two places or is there a bus.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2008
partying in minnneapolis  (2 Answers)

I am coming to minnesota this weekend august 2, 2008. I want several places to party. I like dancing. I am 50 but I dance like I am 35. Prefer music in top 40 class. No country music. Like rhythm and blues and love to shake my rump to the funk. I also want to visit the mall of america. I am planning on staying downtown at the marriott. Any suggestions!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2008
Do i need to claim my baggage and recheck in with my through ticket  (7 Answers)

I bought a through ticket from Appleton WI to Shanghai mainland China by way of Minneapolis and Tokyo. I want to made sure that do i need to claim my baggage and recheck in at Minneapolis airport when i proceed to get my connecting flight there? Thank you?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2008
Transfer Domestic to Transatlantic at Minneapolis Airport - time needed?  (9 Answers)

My parents-in-law are flying from Europe (Finland, to be more specific) to the US in June. For the return flight, my mother-in-law is somewhat worried about the time between connections; there is 1.5 hours between landing (flying Missoula -> Minneapolis) and the transatlantic connection (Minneapolis > Amsterdam, Holland).

Is there anything to be worried about? Is this enough time to move between (possibly) terminals and gates? They are both 60+ and my mother-in-law has a knee condition so they have to have time to walk in a normal fashion.

Thanks a lot for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2008
Minneapolis layover  (4 Answers)

We are flying from the US to England in June, with a layover in Minneapolis. The flights have recently changed and we've gone from a 3 hour layover to almost a 9 hour one. I've heard there are shuttles from the airport to the Mall of America. Is a 9 hour layover enough to get to the Mall, have a meal and a quick look around, get back to the airport, through security and onto an international flight? If so, are there lockers available in the Minneapolis airport large enough for 3 carry-on pieces of luggage (we were not planning to check our bags)? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2008
orlando-Minneapolis flights  (7 Answers)

We need to fly to MSP for a christening in May. the flights are outrageous..about300 rt. I tried Expedia, Orbitz and cheaptickets, but all are about the same. Anyone know of any discount airlines that fly this route?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2007
Currency Exchange  (2 Answers)

Any one have any idea of where to have currency exchanged with reasonable rates? I wont be able to use the currency exchange places in the airport since they typically wont carry the currency I'm looking for (I'm headed to the middle east). I heard that the Wells Fargo downtown is a good place to go but since I'm not a customer not sure if they will be all that reasonable.

Thanks .


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2007
One day in Minneapolis!  (5 Answers)

Hello all,
we have one day to spend in Minneapolis. What do you recommend we do? Looking through here, I've come up with two main attractions: Mill Ruins Park/Museum and Minnesota History Center. Any comments on these or other suggestions? No shopping please. This is for next weekend, Fri-Sat Nov 7/8.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2007
Minneapolis convention center  (7 Answers)

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Minneapolis in May 2008, to SCAA annual conference.
It will be held at Minneapolis convention center.
I was thinking of staying at super 8 hotel golden valley,6300 WAYZATA BLVD
Golden Valley, MN.
Is this part of minneapolis safe and what would you recommend, where to stay?
Can You please tell me fastest and best ways to reach minneapolis convention center?
Are there any close bus or subway stations near that hotel?

Thank You so much for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2007
Transit or Rental Car  (2 Answers)

I will be in the Minneapolis area for a conference in late October. Since I will be at a conference with a shuttle bus service during the first two days, I won't need a car but I might want one for the weekend. However, I would like to not bother with a car rental at all. I will be staying around 494 and 100. All I really want to do is see Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, and possibly a college football game. I do not mind a bus ride of up to 45 minutes, but longer than that, the car and the interstates become more tempting. Is it possible to see a bit of the area with reasonable length rides on public transit?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2007
Apartments and Neighborhoods in Minneapolis?  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone!

I just moved to Minneapolis from NYC (Brooklyn gal all the way). I grew up in Park Slope and lived in Fort Greene for the past 3 years if anyone is familiar with those neighborhoods.

I think I'm deciding between a huge huge house in Kenwood with roommates
(like a half mile or 10 minute walk to the 6 or 2 bus stop to the U and 10-15 minutes to
Walker) or a much much smaller apartment building complex with a
roommate in Uptown right by the bus hub,the Y, etc.

Do you know anyone who lives in Kenwood by
chance? It's a huge place with a fireplace but seems kind of far from
things happening. (though I'm just spoiled by NY I guess). How are buses here in the winter? I'm going to grad school at the U, and heard parking is a pain in butt anyway so I'm not sure if I'm going to bother with a car.

Thanks! Send me a line if you know anything.
Oh and if anyone knows of a place to get a knish, egg cream, real NY pizza or some good empanadas.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2007
Mom is getting out!!!  (3 Answers)

Two mid-30's women are ditching the husbands and kid and heading into Minneapolis for three days at the end of August. We'll do a perfunctory cruise through the Mall, some shopping in Uptown and have breakfast at Hell's Kitchen.
Where else should we go? Specifically, what are some great restaurants for gossiping and giggling and catching up over drinks? I know that we'll eat at Chino Latino one night, but that leaves two other dinners and lunches and I need some inspiration.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2007
3 weeks in Minneapolis  (6 Answers)

Hi, I will be spending 3 wks in Farmington this september and october. What will the weather be like then? Also anything to do and see? Thanks nige


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2007
Nightlife  (1 Answer)

What up? Me and a crew of about 8 guys are coming out to Minneapolis the weekend of October 27th and 28th for Eagles vs. Vikings. Were looking for advice on where to party. Preferably a place with a DJ thats playing hip/hop and house/techno/trance music. Suggestions???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2007
Mall of America Nightclub  (1 Answer)

Do you know the price range of their night clubs? I'd appreciate a response. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2007
compettitive volleyball  (1 Answer)

My name is Bryan and I just moved here from portland and I need a place to play AA
level ball. I would also like to get on a mens team or a co ed team. If anyone has any info please get back to me. [email]. thanks Bryan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2006
Romantic Pestaurants ??  (2 Answers)

My boyfriend is coming into town this weekend and I since I just moved to the area, I have no clue what restaurants are good in the twin cities. Anyone have good suggestions of a romantic restaurant to go to on Saturday?? Nothing too too expensive and either French or Italian.
Thanks!!!!
***Liesbet


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2006
Romantic Pestaurants ??

My boyfriend is coming into town this weekend and I since I just moved to the area, I have no clue what restaurants are good in the twin cities. Anyone have good suggestions of a romantic restaurant to go to on Saturday??
Thanks!!!!
***Liesbet


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2006
Lodging & fun in Minneapolis NYE  (3 Answers)

Hi- we are two couples with tickets to see the Vikings play 12/31. Can anyone recommend lodging that is on light rail and not too expensive? Any one know of the best events for NYE in the city? Any suggestions welcome!
thanks- Earlene


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2006
Monday Night Date- Mpls  (2 Answers)

Where is a good place to take a date on a Monday night in Mpls? I realize Monday nights are not the most happening, but perhaps someone knew of a neat place to go. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2006
Commuting Minneapolis to Rochester  (2 Answers)

I'm looking into the possibilities of living in Rochester and working in Minneapolis. Does anyone know of people who do this, how do they manage the drive, are there any ways around having to drive oneself daily between the two cities, etc. Thanks!

And yes, I'm also looking at moving to other cities - so this question is *only* about commuting between Minneapolis and Rochester. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2006
Minneapolis Relo Question  (21 Answers)

Hi, I have heard that Minneapolis is a very nice place. A newscaster that I worked with who is from there, says it's the most wonderful place in the world. Anyway, I just wanted to know, it is nice? Some pictures I have seen show some run down parts. How many run down areas are there in Minneapolis, and where are they? I know that North Minneapolis is BAD and I should never go there. Thanks.

Daniel True


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2006
Any Metrodome Parking Tips for first timer?  (2 Answers)

Attending the Vikings vs. Raiders game. First Vikings Football game. Anyone have any helpfull advice on where to park or how early to get there?

Thank you very much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2006
Commuting to work in Minneapolis  (2 Answers)

Hi I just got a job with an airline in Minneapolis. I live in southern california now and I will be commuting to work a few times a month. I am wondering what are some good areas to look for housing in. I am trying not to buy a car so I would need to be some place close to shopping and the rail. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2006
Suggestions for Mineapolis to Thunder Bay travel?  (2 Answers)

We are traveling to Thunder Bay via Minneapolis airport and are looking for an inexpensive way to get there (and back). Don't really want to do a rental car because we won't need a car while in Thunder Bay for 7-8 days. Are there trains, buslines or perhaps ferries across Lake Superior that could be used as alternatives to driving? Anyone know of any good deals or perhaps reasonable one-way car rentals to make the 6-7 hour (is that about right?) drive? The locals ought to know..
-Gerry



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