Tyler Francischine

For many months out of the year, Minneapolis, Minnesota’s natural colors are dulled as a white blanket of snow and ice covers everything in sight. But that doesn’t keep residents from enjoying the city’s vibrant arts, culture and dining scene year-round. For Minneapolitans, attention to detail is paramount. Whether it’s a dinner cooked with ingredients grown right on the roof of the restaurant or a cocktail crafted from spirits distilled in-house, visitors will find no shortage of fare from locally minded, artisanal restaurants and bars across this city of lakes. When spring finally blooms and settles into a warm, green summer, Minneapolis offers plenty of natural beauty within its city limits, as well as bicycle paths to get you there.