A mix of old and new, industrial and natural, trendy and classic. Whatever your interests – architecture, art, theatre, education, outdoor recreation, festivals or nightlife – Minneapolis dips its hands into a little bit of everything. This is a metropolis that needs more than a few days to explore.


There are eleven official neighborhoods and several unofficial districts in Minneapolis. My neighborhood, CARAG, is part of the Uptown district; in the southwest corner of the city. I stayed close most of the time or ventured toward Linden Hills and the suburbs, but occasionally did make it downtown to see the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater, Weisman Museum, St. Anthony Falls and Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City ruins, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center, and of course, the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities East Bank and West Bank campuses.