Hotel at a Glance: Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel
A 10-minute drive from downtown, Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel stands at the ready for those looking for convenient access to Minnesota’s capital city. Vacationers will find diversions in the Hennepin Theater District, Walker Art Center, and the Mall of America—all of which are within a half hour of the hotel. Business travelers, on the other hand, might appreciate its proximity to the headquarters of Boston Scientific and Medtronic.
- The Mississippi River is just a few blocks from the hotel.
- Guest rooms feature marble bathrooms, free WiFi, and satellite TVs.
- Indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights
- 24-hour fitness center with a redwood sauna and cardio machines
- Business travelers get access to 10,000 square feet of meeting space, plus A/V equipment.<p>
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 Arts, 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 were 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.
Nicknamed “The City of Lakes,” Minneapolis has 22 natural bodies of water within the city limits. A 10-minute drive from downtown brings you to the picturesque Chain of Lakes, which are surrounded by 12 miles of walking and biking paths. In the summer, the Lake Harriet band shell hosts summer concerts, which frequently include the renowned Minnesota Orchestra.