InterContinental Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at La Voya Brasserie, featuring traditional French dishes with Minnesotan influences. Savor the Croque Provençal or indulge in the Malted waffles, among the numerous hand-crafted dishes on the menu. Energized, start your exploration by visiting the biggest mall in America, aptly named the Mall of America Minneapolis. With more than 500 stores across four floors, this mall could fit seven New York’s Yankee Stadiums, making it the ultimate shopping and dining venue.
After a busy morning of shopping, retreat to an urban oasis at Minneapolis Riverfront District along the Mississippi River. Stroll along the waterfront to find the iconic Stone Arch Bridge and historically significant sites such as the Ard Godfrey House, Main Street, and the Industrial Exposition Building.
As evening falls, return to the hotel to unwind and prepare for the evening. When you are ready for dinner, our Concierge team is delighted to provide information about local restaurants, offer dining suggestions based upon your preferred cuisine and ambiance and make any reservations on your behalf. At the end of the night, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved nightcap at Bradstreet Crafthouse, where a globally inspired handcrafted cocktail may be the perfect way to end an eventful and unforgettable day in Minneapolis - St. Paul.
The Gangster Era
Famous for housing notorious public enemies of the 1930's, Saint Paul offers a variety of tours and exhibits featuring such villains as John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Machine Gun Kelly, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis and the Barker gang.
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Though Minnesota is called 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes', it actually has 11,842 lakes that are atleast 10 acres or more in area and 21,871 lakes that are atleast 2.5 acres or more in area. It also has 6,564 natural rivers and streams that flow 69,200 miles in the state. Thanks to these numerous lakes, rivers and streams, Minnesota has about 90,000 miles of shoreline, which is more than the shoreline of California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
Industrial mills began to appear along the Mississippi River near Saint Anthony Falls in the early 19th century. Utilizing the natural water power provided by the falls, the area quickly made Minneapolis the milling center of the upper Midwest. Within decades, the riverfront was literally lined with flour mills - including future corporate giants General Mills and Pillsbury. At its zenith, Minneapolis’ Mill District was the largest producer of flour in the world.