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Destination guide

Enjoy Minneapolis in vacation home rentals

You might think you'll get two cities for the price of one when booking your Minneapolis vacation rentals, but you'll soon find that one is more than enough. These days, Minneapolis has the edge over its 'twin' St. Paul. If you want culture, you'll be swimming deep in the City of Lakes. Its arts have more bite, its theatre more cut, and its skyline more height. Minneapolis also shops to the extreme with enormous Mall of America, and it plays hard too: think Nickelodeon Universe. Wrap it all in a warm dose of 'Minnesota Nice' and you have city break heaven.

Things to do

What's to see in Minneapolis?

Lavishly decked out with lakes, parks and rivers, Minneapolis has always been a visual treat, but the last couple of decades have seen bolder cultural styling in the city. The cobalt-mirror work of the Guthrie Theater hosts a mix of block-busters and contemporary performances. Then there's the stippled silverwork of the Walker Art Center, where you can challenge your inner artist. Or marvel at the famed Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. Old school delights include the Minnehaha Falls, inspiration for the Song of Hiawatha, or the ruin-turned-museum of Mill City.

Activities

Things to do near Minneapolis vacation homes

A day in Minnesota can start pretty chilled. The banks of the Mississippi are an open green thoroughfare, perfect for strolling. Here, you're never far from a riverside café and lunch begs to be done Scandi-style with family picnicking in the open by a lakeshore (and there are plenty of those!). Unless, of course, its winter when it’ll be the restaurants of the famed Skyway that call you. Minnesota does urban well, with clubs to break beats in or theaters to pluck souls. But don't fret if it's late—there are plenty of Minneapolis vacation rentals to be your base to crash in.

Weather

Winter's coming in Minneapolis

The locals may be somewhat easy-going in Minneapolis, but the weather certainly isn't. This city constantly reminds you what season it is. In summer, the sun smiles often in the City of Lakes but it can get hot and humid so head for the breezes of the river bank or lakeshore to cool off. Winters, on the other hand, can be hard, but Minneapolis is prepared. Get yourself cozy and warm by shopping in the heated walkways of the Skyway—or by tucking yourself up in one of the Minneapolis vacation rentals.

Natural features

Making Minneapolis wild again

Despite being a sprawling city, Minneapolis has much to interest lovers of the wilds. There's the mighty Mississippi passing right through its heart, famed for its fabulous falls and splashing river otters. There are more lakes in the city than you can shake a corn cob at, and are home to a myriad of birds. And don't forget the magnificent Minneapolis Zoo: A real treat for those coming to Minneapolis with family. This groundbreaking zoo includes clever trails that recreate tropical and arctic climes while also showcasing local wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Minneapolis

Fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

You can get around Minneapolis by catching a ride on the metro at Nicollet Mall Station, Warehouse - Hennepin Station or Government Plaza Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Minneapolis, MN?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 876 vacation rentals around Minneapolis. From 273 house rentals to 406 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Minneapolis?

If you're into staying where all the action is, you might like to consider booking somewhere central. Vrbo has 103 city center rental homes available. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 24 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 24 town vacation rentals.
  • 22 lake-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Minneapolis?

If you're seeking a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting an entire house is a terrific idea. You'll have loads of space for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 344 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $39 a night. If that doesn't suit your crew's taste, we've got a number of other rental options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 258 vacation homes. Prices start from $43 per night.
  • Hotel: 165 vacation homes. Prices start from $63 per night.
  • Condo: 71 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.

Can I stay in Minneapolis in a large group?

Vacations with your favorite people can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you're visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help you out. 59 house vacation homes are available. Currently, they're the preferred option here for large groups. The lodging options that are on offer for large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 382 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Spend a night from just $39.
  • If you've got 5 in your squad, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 261 vacation homes suitable. The starting price is $79 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 144 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $100 per night.

You and your crew will be well looked after when you arrange your Minneapolis travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Minneapolis?

Friends become our chosen family. Reunite with those who mean the most to you and secure a value-packed stay with Vrbo. Northwestern Precinct is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 24 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $148 a night, it's not hard to see why. Downtown West is another place to check out. Vrbo has 54 rentals here, and the average price is around $159 a night.

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