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From skyscrapers to state parks, Minneapolis has everything for any traveler. The twin cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are home to more than three million people and welcome millions of travelers on Minneapolis flights every year.

Pack light on your flight to Minneapolis; you’ll need the extra suitcase space. Minneapolis is home to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the nation that spans over 10 city blocks. You'll find more than 500 retail stores, an amusement park, and an aquarium. After a long day of shopping, revive and re-energize at one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.

Art and music lovers won’t want to miss a cheap flight to Minneapolis. Minneapolis is the birthplace of the American Regional professional theater movement, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theater, and the Minnesota Symphony. Even sports fans can find a reason to book flights to Minneapolis. The MLB Minnesota Twins, NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and the NFL Minnesota Vikings are cheered on by Minneapolis residents and visitors. Whether your flight to Minneapolis is for arts, leisure, sports or business, there’s much to do in Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis climate

Minneapolis winters can be cold and dry with temperatures ranging from the single digits to mid-20s (Fahrenheit). Summer is usually warm with temperatures in the low 50s to the high 80s, although at times it can be hot and humid. Like most midwestern cities, Minneapolis is subject to a range of weather conditions including heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow and ice.

Best Time to Fly to Minneapolis

Peak Season:

Billed as one of the most walk-able cities in the U.S., summer is a great time to take a flight to Minneapolis, in spite of the heat and humidity, because, with the city’s casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere, no one really breaks a sweat. With all the lakes and beaches in and around the city, be sure to bring your bathing suit and sun block.

Fall brings stunning foliage to enjoy as you stroll along the historic Riverfront District.

Off Season:

Halfway to the North Pole, just south of 45 degrees north latitude, Minneapolis is well known for its harsh and frigid winters. Temperatures can drop as low as -55 degrees Fahrenheit so if you plan a trip during this time, be sure to focus on the many and varied indoor activities unless you’re well-prepared for such dangerously low temperatures. Winter-like temperatures can last well into spring in Minneapolis with long stretches of bone-chilling showers.

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Getting around Minneapolis

If you’re only staying in downtown Milwaukee, you can get around by foot just fine. To see the rest of the city’s attractions, renting a car is your best bet.

Minneapolis Travel Information

  • Book flights to Minneapolis for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, an annual 11-day festival of live stage performance and visual arts, including theater, dance and performance art, puppetry, storytelling and more. Fringe 2007 played host to 874 performances of 162 shows. Fringe 2008 will be held Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, August 10.
  • Spring or fall are the best times to visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an 11-acre park operated and run by nearby Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the Mall of America, in nearby Bloomington, MN, the largest mall in the country, with more than 520 stores, restaurants and bars, an amusement park and a 1.2-million gallon walk-through aquarium. As an added bonus, helping to ease the burden on your wallet, there’s no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Minnesota. Located five minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and 15 minutes from the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • No trip to the American Midwest is complete without time spent at a State Fair. With food, animal exhibits, competitions, midway rides, concerts, and crafts the Great Minnesota Get Together comes alive every year for 12 days in August and September.

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Airport Overview

Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is the biggest and busiest airport in the Midwest, serving the greater Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. So close together that there is no visible distinction, the cities make up a sprawling metro area of more than 3.5 million people.

Most airlines fly in and out of Terminal 1, also known as the Lindbergh Terminal (named after Minnesota native Charles Lindbergh). Terminal 2, the Humphrey Terminal, is named for popular local politician Hubert H. Humphrey, whose name also adorns the nearby football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Flights to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport come from all over the world, but its most popular routes are to domestic cities such as Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas and Milwaukee.

The airport is clean and attractive, with helpful staff and sparkling facilities that make flying through the airport a pleasure. Its convenient location near two downtown areas and many attractions makes it a great place to start a vacation in Minnesota.

 

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Avg temp for this month inMinneapolis-St Paul International74.3 °FSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inMinneapolis-St Paul International3.23 inSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toMinneapolis-St Paul International3 hrs 4 mins
Airlines flying toMinneapolis-St Paul InternationalUS Airways, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines
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 How much do things cost in Minneapolis?

  • Cheap meal: $11.00
  • Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle): $3.95
  • Cappuccino: $3.76
  • One-way ticket (local transport): $2.12
  • 1 bedroom apartment downtown: $1215.77
  • Gasoline: $4.25
  • Bottle of local beer (0.5 liter): $2.68
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: $28.00
  • Taxi - fixed fee: $5.00
  • Large bottle of water: $1.79
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