RV Rental Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a city that has something for everyone, in a truly all-year-round destination. The region is often referred to as ‘the twin cities’ as Minneapolis shares many amenities with its near neighbour, St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. It is the city of lakes, with 22 of them nearby, and Lake Calhoun right in town, offering many recreational opportunities. A camper rental in Minneapolis opens up the great outdoors in the Upper Mid-West, and with its proximity to the Canada Border, can be the start of an epic road trip.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, and beyond…A classic American road trip
A nearby town worth a visit is Chanhassen, about 20 miles from Downtown Minneapolis. It is home to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - gardens that feature woodlands, ponds, prairies and sculptures.
Minnesota can be included in one of the great American drives, following US Route 2, or otherwise known as ‘the Great Northern’, in memory of the original pioneer railroad. The trip includes the windswept prairies of North Dakota, the grandeur of Lake Michigan and onward to Canada.
Another option is to head East to Chicago and then continue your trip to Toronto and Montreal.
Where to stay in Minneapolis:
Town and Country RV Park and Campground is a family orientated park in the Minneapolis suburb of Savage. It is just a few minutes from attractions such as the Mall of America. They have a heated pool and hot-tub, and light a community bonfire on weekends to encourage interaction between guests.
Food and Drink in Minneapolis
Minneapolis has a fine tradition of farm-to-table produce, and plentiful farmer’s markets. It is going through a massive surge in craft brewing, and the wider Minnesota State has long established wine country. Brewery tours alone could fill your whole visit to Minneapolis, but a great place to start is Schell’s German Craft beer. The brewery has stood in the same spot for more than a century and was one of the few to survive 14 years of prohibition. Today they make over 100 different types of beer, and offer tours of the brewery, and visits to their brewing museum – just make sure you assign a sober driver for your campervan rental.
What to see and do in Minneapolis
Shoppers will find Nirvana in the Mall of America, a collection of over 520 stores and 50 restaurants in the United States’ biggest mall. It also includes the largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe. As an extra sweetener, there is no sales tax on shoes and apparel in Minnesota.
Minneapolis was founded on flour, and a visit to the Mill City Museum, built on the ruins of the world’s largest flour mill on the historic Mississippi river-front, will bring those days to life. You can learn the history of Minneapolis and ride to the ninth floor observation deck for views of St Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River.
A unique feature of downtown Minneapolis is the eight miles of climate-controlled skyway that link 69 city blocks. Be it freezing cold in winter, or humid in summer, Minneapolis residents can move around freely without shedding or adding layers of clothing.
Driving Tips in the Upper Mid West
Extreme weather is the hazard here. Speed limits are based on clear driving conditions. In ice and slush, 65 miles an hour is a more appropriate speed limit on the highway. Take your cue from other drivers and stay in the flow of traffic. Always remember to take your time. In a camper, there’s never any rush.