About the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities, also known as Minneapolis–Saint Paul, is a major metropolitan of nearly 3.8 million people located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Twin Cities offers one-of-a-kind attractions, tax-free shopping, nationally praised dining, world-class theater, museums galore, a plethora of green spaces, and much more. We encourage you to come before the conference or stay after and check out what the Twin Cities has to offer.

Below is a list popular things to do in the Twin Cities. However, if you are looking for a more personalized itinerary feel free to ask us on our Facebook Page. We also created a list of popular places to eat and popular attactions.

 The Official Visitors GuideExplore MNMpls St Paul Magazine, and Fodor's Guide also provide good information


  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • Chain of Lakes
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Minnesota History Center
  • Minnesota State Capitol
  • Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • Summit Avenue
  • Mill City Museum
  • Minnesota Valley WilfLife Refuge
  • SEALIFE Minnesota Aquarium
  • Water Park of America
  • American Swedish Institute


  • Cedar + Stone, Urban Table at the Mall of America
  • Lucky’s 13 Pub
  • Davannis (order from your hotel room!)
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Lela
  • Bloomington Chophouse
  • Blue Water Grill
  • Butcher and the Boar
  • Ciao Bella
  • David Fong’s


  • Mall of America
  • The Galleria
  • The Shop at West End
  • Southdale Center
  • Eden Prairie Center
  • Ridgedale Mall

 Transportation and Tours