Minneapolis Journals

Culture and Cuisine in the Land of Lakes

A travel journal to Minneapolis by g3

Quote: In a recent survey of the "hippest" places to live and work in America, Minneapolis ranked #2 behind San Francisco and ahead of perennial hipster meccas like Austin, Seattle and LA. The survey was part of the "Hot Jobs Cool Communities" report that uses over 40 variables that matter most to Gen X'ers--including low crime rates, commute times, farmers markets, etnic restaurants and musicians per capita.

Culture and Cuisine in the Land of Lakes


Walk the lakes and spend time in the numerous parks...catch live music at Fist Avenue or a myriad of live music clubs...visit "Eat Street," a refurbished section of Nicollet Avenue just east of downtown and home to numerous authentic ethnic restaurants and stores...catch a show at the Gutherie Theater or one of the visiting Broadway productions in the theater district along Hennepin Avenue.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: The much-debated light rail that will connect the Mall of America with the airport and downtown is still a few years from completion, so the car remains the best means of travel around town. Downtown is concentrated enough to walk and the skyway system connects...Read More