Midwesterners are notorious for being friendly. While that neighborly behavior doesn't stop in Minneapolis, it's certainly more fast-paced. Are you on locum tenens assignment in Minnesota's largest city? Stop in a coffee shop, grab some fresh drip, and while you're at it, bend the barista's ear to learn about all the hippest spots to visit in town. We're sure they'll be more than willing to help out. Not only because they love their city and are proud to praise it but also because they're just downright welcoming. In the meantime, we've compiled our own helpful guide. Got some time to kill in Minneapolis? Here are our recommendations:
Mill City Farmers' Market
Start the day off right at Mill City Farmers' Market. It happens every Thursday evening and Saturday morning. They even have a winter market. Regardless, year round they have some of the freshest seasonal produce, one-of-a-kind local crafts and wares, plus great food trucks and stands. You can grab breakfast here if you'd like. Good news, they celebrate Oktoberfest, too. Stop in for some hops-flavored ice cream.
You've got to have a little outdoor experience even in a big city such as this, right? Head to Minnehaha Falls for just that. Located in Minnehaha Regional Park you can bring the family, have a picnic and be encompassed by the beauty of these picturesque falls. After, feel free to stroll along Minnehaha Creek as it makes its way to the grand Mississippi River.
Walker Art Center
Nowhere else in Minneapolis – dare we say the Midwest, too? – will you see such a stunning collection of contemporary art and photography. You can take a public tour, or book a private tour if you'd like. There's also a sculpture garden nearby. Unfortunately the garden is closed for renovation until June 2017. Find a listing of current and upcoming exhibitions at the Walker Art Center right here.