Hotel within driving distance of U.S. Bank Stadium, Downtown Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota; complimentary breakfast included
Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express Roseville-St. Paul
This Holiday Inn Express, located in the suburb of Roseville, acts as the home base for travelers who want check out the attractions of Minneapolis and St. Paul, but might not want to stay amid the hustle and bustle of a city. The hotel is only about a 10-minute drive from U.S. Bank Stadium—which hosts sporting events, concerts, and festivals throughout the year—and a 14-minute drive from Downtown Minneapolis’s shopping centers and art galleries. An approximately 11-minute car ride is all visitors need to reach the University of Minnesota, where they can visit their children at school or attend graduation.
- Family-friendly accommodations: The double-queen room allows up to two kids ages 17 or younger to stay for free, and also has a mini fridge and microwave.
- Complimentary breakfast: Egg and meat entrées, frosted cinnamon rolls, and hot and cold cereals give visitors the energy to take on the day.
- Refreshing dips in the indoor pool relax guests, especially after a long day of exploring Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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.