Hotel at a Glance: Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Eagan
Ranked by Money Magazine as the 14th best place to live in the United States in 2012, the suburban town of Eagan, MN strikes a balance between quiet suburban living amid rolling hills and small lakes and a bustling economic sector. Within five miles of the The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Eagan, travelers enjoy the best of both worlds, whether that’s shopping at the upscale Twin Cities Premium Outlets or walking the trails and taking in the scenery of Lebanon Hills Regional Park. For family-friendly attractions, the Minnesota Zoo is located within a 10-minute drive by car and lets visitors explore an array of animals in six themed areas.
- Sink into plush bedding inside sparkling rooms that were recently renovated in May 2018.
- Dine in at the Garden Grille & Bar Restaurant for a daily breakfast buffet or light dinner and cocktails.
- Cozy up in the hotel’s spacious pavilion lobby on a cold night or outdoor patio in warmer weather.
- Explore the country’s largest mall known as Mall of America, and surrounding outlets and businesses with the 24-hour complimentary shuttle.
- Relax at the indoor pool and adjacent whirlpool or get energy up at the fitness center.
- Recent accolades: 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award
Downtown Minneapolis: Thriving Performing-Arts Scene near Idyllic Lakes
Downtown Minneapolis is more than just the geographic epicenter of the city—it’s the cultural heart too. Sports venues home to the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins neighbor the lively nightclubs of the Warehouse District and the neon-lit marquees of the Hennepin Theater District. In recent years, the city’s arts scene has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason: Minneapolis has more live theater shows per capita than any other US city except New York. Additionally, dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which showcases everything from Japanese woodcut prints to turn-of-the-century European advertisements.
To navigate downtown with ease, step into the Skyway, the city’s ingenious solution to harsh Minnesota winters. The Skyway is a network of indoor, aboveground tunnels connecting a slew of buildings downtown. A popular stop along the way is Nicollet Mall, a shopping thoroughfare where cars are not allowed. This is where you’ll find the iconic statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her 10-gallon Stetson into the air.