Minneapolis-St Paul Travel Guide

Why? The 'Twin Cities' form the central core of the urban sprawl Minnesota, and as such a holiday in Minneapolis-St Paul offers all the attributes to be expected of a modern metropolis, including excellent restaurants, massive shopping malls and superb public transport. The cities are in the heart of 'lakeland', and straddle the Mississippi, so outdoor and water recreational opportunities will be enjoyed by those who travel to Minneapolis-St Paul.

When? Summer and Autumn are the best times to travel to Minneapolis-St Paul, which has an extreme climate with bitterly cold winters. Summertime is warm, but the season is short here in the northern climes. The best months to visit the Twin Cities are August and September Those who holiday in Minneapolis-St Paul usually find conditions bearable though because the Twin Cities have a system of skyways in the central area, providing protection from the elements.

Who for? A holiday in Minneapolis-St Paul is suited mainly to city slickers who will make the most of the Twin Cities' dozens of theatres, concert venues, art museums and miles of shopping malls. However, sports enthusiasts and fishermen will find plenty to do.

More Info: Find out where to go, what to see, and what to do during a holiday in Minneapolis-St Paul in our detailed Minneapolis-St Paul travel guide, which is updated regularly and free to print out or email.

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