|Touted as the land of 10000 lakes, Minnesota, in characteristic modest style stays on the quiet side about its natural grandeur. There are actually 11892 lakes within its borders! Visitors smitten with everything outside will find plenty of exciting material to fill their travel journals!
Not into outdoor adventures, then there are the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St Paul, where cool and cultural are always just a stone’s throw away. There are as many great hotels in Minnesota as there are reasons to visit this highly underrated state. Here are the most incredible destinations in “The North Star State” including five of Minnesota’s best independent hotels.
Where an Ocean of Freshwater Meets the Sky
Duluth is a place like no other. Located at the westernmost tip of the world’s greatest lake, the city forms a cusp of two distinctly different coastlines. There is no better place to stay in Duluth than along the shores of Lake Superior in Canal Park. The area offers visitors excellent access to stunning views of the lake, museums, and many terrific restaurants and shopping choices. The Inn on Lake Superior is right on the coast in Canal Park, convenient to all the best Duluth has to offer.
Where Lake Superior Meets the Majestic Sawtooth Mountains
An awe-inspiring area, Lutsen, Tofte and Shroeder, Minnesota is truly exceptional. The North shore of Lake Superior has a stunning coast, majestic mountains, and miles and miles of extraordinary hiking and biking trails. If you’re craving adventure and renewal, it’s the perfect area to visit year round. The Bluefin Bay Resort is a haven for active outdoor adventure travelers. It is ideally on the shore of the lake, close to mountains, a network of trails, and vast wilderness.
Where Art, Sophistication and Culture Collide
Do you want to take in a show, behold breathtaking pieces of art, how about tantalizing your taste buds with a vast array of exotic ingredients? Minneapolis can help you experience these things and more! Staying at the W Minneapolis-The Forshay will put you right in the heart of everything amazing in Minneapolis. A luxury hotel with premier service and amenities, the W- Minneapolis offers culture lovers the best location and accommodation.
Where the Twin Cities Converge
Minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights is convenient to the mall of America and many more major attractions. The AmericInn Hotel & Suites Inver Grove Heights is an oasis from the buzz of the Twin Cities. Close to golf, the Mississippi National River and the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the AmericInn offers all types of traveler’s excellent access to the best things in Minnesota.
Alternatively, Eagan, Minnesota is another great place to stay to get access to both Minneapolis and St. Paul quickly and easily. Home to an upscale outlet mall, Eagan is minutes from the MSP airport and a myriad of attractions in the Twin Cities area. The Holiday Inn MPLS/St Paul Arpt-Mall of America offers Eagan visitors affordable comfort and outstanding convenience. The great location put travellers close to excellent shopping, Fort Snelling State Park, and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
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