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Minnesota Travel Guide

Welcome to the Land of 10,000 Lakes! Minnesota is a state that has it all: beautiful lakes and rivers, mountains, plains and forests. It’s also home to some of the friendliest people in America. If you’re thinking about moving here or visiting for an extended period, here are some helpful tips from local experts who know what to do with their time in this northern state.

Best Things to Do in Minnesota

Tour the North Shore

Minnesota’s North Shore is a must-see for any visitor to Minnesota. The route meanders along the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, taking in some spectacular views and stopping at some of the state’s most interesting attractions.
Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of those stops, as are historic Duluth (home to many craft breweries) and Grand Marais, as well as Tettegouche State Park. And if you want to get really adventurous, there’s nothing like paddling through The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness–just make sure you know what you’re doing.

Tour the Mississippi River on Great River Road

The Mississippi River is the largest river in North America and flows over 2,320 miles from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. The name “Mississippi” comes from an Ojibwe word meaning “great river.”
The river begins as a small stream at Lake Itasca, but grows larger as it collects other tributaries. One of our personal favorite activities is touring the Mississippi River on the Great River Road , which is a National Scenic Byway that follows the Mississippi River for over 2,000 miles.
If you’re looking for an adventure, try paddling down the river or catch a ride on one of the many paddlewheelers that cruise along its shores.

Where to stay in Minnesota

Finding a place to stay in Minnesota is as easy as finding your way around the Twin Cities. Most of the hotels are located in Minneapolis, but there are still plenty of options for those who want to stay outside of town. These are the best places to stay at in Minnesota:

How to Get Around in Minnesota

There are many ways to get around in Minnesota. You can take public transportation, rent a car, drive your own car or taxi. If you don’t have access to any of those things then use ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber.
If you want to save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time consider riding the light rail system! It’s affordable and convenient for commuting into downtown Minneapolis or St Paul during rush hour traffic times when parking can be difficult (and expensive).
There are also several bus routes available throughout Minnesota so if you’re looking for something more direct than light rail there is no shortage of options here either.

Travel Tips Minnesota

Minnesota is a great place to visit. It’s not too cold, it’s not too hot and there are plenty of things to do. Here are some travel tips for visiting Minnesota.

Fly into Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport

When you’re traveling from out of state or even country, it’s best to fly into Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP). This airport has flights from almost every major city in North America so you can easily get here from wherever you live.

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