Hi All, so I land into MSP on Saturday afternoon and was wondering what are some must do things in Minneapolis? I have to do a little birthday shopping for the wife (i'm away while it's her birthday) so will go down to the mall of america. I was hoping to see some american sports, Basketball/Baseball maybe but it looks like there isn't anything Sat evening/Sun/Mon.
Any thoughts on what to do for a first time JNUC'er
Sporting-wise, it's in-between a lot of major seasons… Twins baseball is only playing if they make the playoffs, Timberwolves (basketball) season hasn't started, and the pre-season games are all over the midwest. Vikings (football) are out of town that week, and the only major sports team left is hockey - MN Wild... They're playing at home (in St. Paul) on Saturday night, but if you want to see pro-sports, Wild games are a blast. Otherwise, Minneapolis is home to a big art/theatre/music district, so there may be some good opportunities to see some shows that weekend.
If you have a car, or can rent one for the day, try to make it out to Stillwater. It's a great little town to walk around in, especially if you enjoy old main street type towns. And while you're out that way, visit one of the apple orchards out there. Lots of fun.
In downtown near Nicollet Mall, there are some great places to eat. If you're there for breakfast, try Key's at the Foshay. Great breakfast! And try Hell's Kitchen for some good food including some great juicy lucys.