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Popular amenities for Minneapolis vacation rentals

Stay near Minneapolis's top sights

U.S. Bank Stadium246 locals recommend
Target Field236 locals recommend
Target Center167 locals recommend
Minneapolis Institute of Art524 locals recommend
Minneapolis Convention Center78 locals recommend
The Armory9 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Minneapolis

  • Total rentals

    2.3K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.4K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    120 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    790 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    119K reviews

Your guide to Minneapolis

All About Minneapolis

Denser and more vertical than its Twin City sister, St. Paul, Minneapolis is a dynamic contemporary city where art and culture rub elbows with parks, prairies, and the Mississippi River. To know Minnesota’s most populated city is to spend time in its diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive vibe.

Downtown you'll find major sports stadiums and Nicollet Mall, where the city's major retail shops are decked out in tall glass windows. The 57-story IDS Center Tower overlooks the area and is also home to its own businesses in an urban park setting. Head a block west and you’ll stumble upon the Hennepin Avenue Theater District, home to the theaters that populate downtown with their bright neon signs, welcoming you to a late-night show. For wandering around, make sure to take advantage of the interconnecting Skyways (elevated walkways) to determine where to head first.

Just outside downtown, the North Loop is a former industrial zone now packed with the city’s buzziest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and hip cafes. A stroll over Stone Arch Bridge takes you to St. Anthony West, the oldest neighborhood in Minneapolis, with cobblestone streets lined with brick buildings showcasing upscale restaurants and trendy bars. If you’re craving a patch of green space from which to take in the fresh Minnesota air, Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park lies on the edge of the city and features miles of paths for biking and wandering along the shorelines of five lakes.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Minneapolis

With proper planning and lots of clothing layers, Minneapolis is a great year-round destination. Although winter can be brutally cold, it’s an excellent time to ice skate and cross-country ski in local parks or visit one of the many museums. Spring can get a bit soggy, but it is lovely to see the city wake up from its winter slumber. June through August is bursting with energy and festivals, including the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, which draws artists and musicians to the riverfront. The long hours of sunlight will also give you plenty of time to fit in plenty of hiking or swimming. This is the busiest time of the year, so keep that in mind when booking your Minneapolis vacation rental. In the fall, the temperature drops, and the leaves begin to change into brilliant shades of gold and red. This is a great time to visit some of the city’s scenic spots, go apple picking, or even catch a live football game.

Top things to do in Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge

Built for the Great Northern Railway in the 1880s, the Stone Arch Bridge is the second-oldest Mississippi River crossing in existence today. With its 23 Romanesque arches, which make it look more like a medieval European bridge than a railroad trestle, this iconic structure is now a pedestrian bridge connecting the historic neighborhood of St. Anthony Main and downtown.

Mill City Museum

Located along the Mississippi River, this museum was built among the ruins of an old 19th-century Minneapolis mill that blew up in 1878. The museum focuses on educating visitors about the mill’s role in the growth of the city. You can also ride the Flour Tower, a narrated freight elevator ride that will take you through the mill’s floors and give you a glimpse of what it was like that fateful day.

The Indoor Skyway

One of the unique things about Minneapolis is its system of interconnecting elevated walkways. Designed to clear up congested sidewalks and create additional retail space, the walkways have the extra benefit of protecting people from the harsh weather. They now also serve as vibrant public areas complete with art installations, cafes, and shops. As you walk through the nine miles of walkways, it sometimes feels as if you're walking in a hidden city within a city.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis experiences a full range of seasons. Summers are warm with temperatures reaching up to 85°F (29°C), while winters can be extremely cold and snowy, with temperatures plunging to -10°F (-23°C). Spring and autumn are more moderate with temperatures ranging from 30°F to 70°F (-1°C to 21°C). Winter activities such as ice skating and cross-country skiing are quite popular in the snowy months.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Minneapolis?

    In Minneapolis, you can explore the city's vibrant arts scene, enjoy a picnic at one of the many city parks, or visit a variety of renowned museums. Cycling around the Chain of Lakes, catching a Baseball game at Target Field, or canoeing on the Mississippi River are also popular ways to spend a day.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Minneapolis?

    The most popular time to visit Minneapolis is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warmest. During this period, the city hosts a number of events including the Minneapolis Aquatennial, a celebration of the city's lakes, and the Minnesota State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the United States.

  • What are the best places to stay in Minneapolis?

    Downtown Minneapolis is often recommended for its proximity to major attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Northeast Minneapolis is popular for its arts scene and historic charm. Uptown Minneapolis, with its trendy boutiques and eateries, is another exciting area to explore.

  • What are the best places to visit in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis is home to a variety of attractions. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Mill City Museum are well-known cultural destinations. For outdoor enjoyment, Minnehaha Falls and the Chain of Lakes are popular spots. The Mall of America, just outside the city, is often frequented by shopping enthusiasts.

  • What are some hiking trails in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis has numerous hiking trails that nature lovers will enjoy. Theodore Wirth Parkway, Mississippi River Gorge Trail, and Minnehaha Creek Pathway are frequently suggested for their scenic views. These trails provide an excellent way to explore the city's parks and natural beauty.

  • What are some family activities to do in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis has plenty of family-friendly activities. The Minnesota Zoo, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Children's Theatre Company provide educational fun for children. For outdoor family activities, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Minnehaha Regional Park are popular choices.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Minneapolis?

    Visitors in Minneapolis can take a day trip to the historic city of Stillwater, explore the natural beauty of Interstate State Park, or visit the charming town of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior. Another option is to visit the scenic St. Croix River Valley for hiking, boating, and wildlife viewing.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Minneapolis?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Minneapolis. From over 100 condo rentals to over 1,100 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Minneapolis?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,350 vacation rentals in Minneapolis featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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