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Minneapolis Gay and Lesbian Vacations
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Your gay Minneapolis vacation
Minneapolis-St. Paul is a bona fide gay, Midwest mecca. Some say St. Paul has more of a Chicago vibe, while Minneapolis more like Seattle, but either way, Minneapolis is flashier than its low-key twin. Minneapolis residents dress up to go out and take pride in their sophisticated arts and cultural scene. And amid the city's 22 lakes you'll find one of the nation's largest gay and lesbian populations per capita and one of the largest pride celebrations in the country.
LGBT-welcoming Minneapolis hotels
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Historic elegance meets modern convenienceThe Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel was originally built as a railway station, which dates back to the early 1900s. Now lovingly restored and fitted with modern amenities expected of an upscale hotel, the old-world charm is retained within the modern features. The property... More
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Between vibrant theatre and scenic trails along the Mississippi MileThe AAA Four Diamond rated Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Steps from Nicollet Mall, the Hennepin Theatre District, and the city's vibrant nightlife, guests are also minutes from scenic trails along the... More
Experience style and service at the Minneapolis Marriott City CenterSet in the heart of Minneapolis, about two blocks from Target Center, connected to Macy's via skywalk access, one block from Gavidae Commons, half-block from the Nicollet Mall, and adjacent to City Center Shops, Minneapolis Marriott City... More
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Debonair Twin Cities hotel retains roots in MinneapolisThe Grand Hotel Minneapolis–A Kimpton Hotel, knows its roots. Once home to the historic Minneapolis Athletic Club, this modernized property retains its elegant upbringing through a recently completed makeover in late 2011. The property boasts of a stylish interior... More
Great home base for vim and vigor in the Warehouse District The TownePlace Suites is a perfect home base in downtown Minneapolis. Four blocks from Target Field, the two-star hotel's Warehouse District location is extremely convenient to nearby galleries, boutiques, and trendy cafes, restaurants and bars. Minutes from the... More
Bloomington hotel offers unparalleled proximity in metro Twin CitiesIn a land that boasts thousands of lakes, double downtowns and innumerable retail, the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington is an easy choice. With three-star perks in mind, this comfortable Bloomington hotel provides quick access to Minnesota's... More
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Boutique Minneapolis hotel with modern art appeal Located in the heart of Minneapolis' historic theatre district, Le Meridien Chambers hotel offers a unique cultural experience. The hotel is laden with works of modern art -- 200 pieces from the owner's private collection. Featuring 60 chic guest rooms, Le Meridien... More
Boutique chic means modern bliss in downtown MinneapolisThe Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection combines urban energy and sophistication in a comfy modern setting. Once home to the Midland Bank Building, the boutique Hotel Minneapolis couldn't be more conveniently located -- Nicollet Mall, Target Headquarters and... More
Roaring Twenties meets fashionably coolTowering 447 feet over the city, W Minneapolis The Foshay effortlessly melts Art Deco architecture into cutting-edge cool. On the doorstep of cultural gems like the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theatre, The Foshay hotel is surrounded by art, independent music and thriving theater.... More
Exotic modern jewel in MinneapolisRising 22 stories above the city, the Graves 601 Hotel is an eclectic beauty in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Directly across from Target Center and connected by Skyway to miles of shopping and business, this stylish hotel is nothing short of marvelous. With backlit photographs... More
Loft-inspired digs in trendy Mill District Aloft Minneapolis is a Mill City newcomer in the bedrock of Minneapolis culture and history. Steps from hip hangouts, funky eateries and scenic parks along the Mississippi River, Aloft offers a fresh, loft-inspired twist on urban travel. Rooms feature platform beds, walk-in... More
|Denver||Minneapolis||Fri, Feb 7 - Tue, Feb 11||$98|
|Seattle||Minneapolis||Wed, Feb 5 - Sat, Feb 8||$216|
|Chicago||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 21 - Thu, Jan 23||$72|
|Boston||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 22||$235|
|Phoenix||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Feb 5||$148|
|San Francisco||Minneapolis||Wed, Jan 29 - Tue, Feb 4||$236|
|Los Angeles||Minneapolis||Wed, Jan 15 - Tue, Jan 21||$168|
|New York||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 15||$212|
|Washington DC||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 14||$246|
|Dallas||Minneapolis||Wed, Jan 15 - Sun, Jan 19||$108|
|Philadelphia||Minneapolis||Tue, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 21||$400|
|Portland||Minneapolis||Sat, Feb 8 - Tue, Feb 11||$226|
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Minneapolis has no real gay 'hood, but there are neighborhoods scattered throughout this bulwark of tolerance that are popular with gays. The Loring Park area is the traditional gayborhood, while other areas like the newly gentrified NoMi, Powderhorn Park, St. Anthony Main, and Lyndale-Lake near Uptown.
Old World charm
The city's Warehouse District has a great Old World atmosphere and some gay bars and artist lofts, and the fascinating St. Anthony Falls Historic District also sports old warehouses and mills.
Mall of America
Even die-hard shoppers will be overwhelmed by the tax-free shopping at the Mall of America. Located on the outskirts of Minneapolis, this mega destination is home to over 500 specialty stores and boutiques, movie theaters and nightclubs, plus a NASCAR racing experience and America's largest enclosed theme park.
Land o' lakes
But be sure to get outdoors too: The Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway connects the city's many lakes and offers 50 miles of trails for biking, running and hiking.
Twin Cities Pride
Twin Cities Pride happens in June at Loring Park, while the Out Twin Cities Film Festival happens in early June. Or visit in August for the excellent 10-day Fringe Festival, the largest theater festival of its kind in the country.
Insider tips for Minneapolis gay travel
This is where you'll find most of the gay nightlife, and it's easy to get to other areas of town. Downtown also has the nation's largest skyway system, making it walkable even in the nastiest of weather.
Remember public transportation
Metro Transit runs buses between the Twin Cities, and the Hiawatha light rail line runs from Minneapolis's Warehouse District to the airport and the Mall of America.