Image of the "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

MSP is not part of any city but is nestled among several. The airport is surrounded by Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Richfield. Because of this central location, you aren't far from anywhere in the metro community when you land at MSP.

A light-rail system connects the airport to Mall of America as well as to downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several other locations. Buses, taxis, app-based ride services and shuttles are also available for ground transportation.

Check out the sites of one of America's premier metropolitan areas while you're here. Take in a play at the famous Guthrie Theatre, State Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts or Children's Theatre. See fine art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts or the Walker Art Center. Check out the great shops and restaurants along Hennepin Avenue and the Nicollet Mall. Or cheer the feats of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins, Wild or Vikings.

Don't stop there. Take the family to Como Zoo, the Minnesota Zoo or the Science Museum of Minnesota. Cruise the Mississippi on a paddleboat. Or take the family to Valley Fair amusement park.