The city of Minneapolis is located in the state of Minnesota in the Midwestern United States. Nicknamed the City of lakes, it straddles both sides of the Mississippi River and has an abundance of water in the form of rivers, lakes and wetlands. This helps to give the city a unique feel, and visitors on holiday in Minneapolis can not but help to notice that there is a great deal of parkland in the city. For those interested in staying here, there is an abundance of accommodation options to choose from, with perhaps the best being a holiday rental condo in Minneapolis. Suitable for couples, families or people on business, the properties contain all the creature comforts of home, including a kitchen for those that prefer not to have to eat out for every meal.
There are a number of leisure activities that are possible to try during a holiday in Minneapolis, ranging from the sedate to the extreme. Those people who prefer a more relaxed approach to activities might like to try a round of golf, or a spot of fly fishing in the area. On the other end of the scale, those seeking a thrill or adrenaline rush might like to try white-water rafting, wind surfing or water tubing.
Self catering accommodation in Minneapolis is ideally placed to both explore both the city and the surrounding area. The city itself has attractions such as Lake Harriet which is a large leisure lake, and shopping malls such as the Mall of America and Southdale Mall. Outside of the city, it would be remiss not to spend time venturing along the waterways, with the Mississippi being the most prominent one. Lake Superior is also another area that could be visited, and the small town of Grand Marais is a popular tourist spot.
The weather experienced during a holiday in Minneapolis will vary greatly depending on the time of year that it is visited. Having something of a continental climate, winters are cold and snowy whilst summers can be hot and humid. Whilst the warmest ever month recorded a magnificent 42 degrees Celsius, the average daily highs during the summer can be 27 degrees. During the winter, the average daily lows drop to -3 degrees. Precipitation happens throughout the year, in the form of rain, snow, sleet and even hail!
Travellers from overseas looking to stay at a holiday rental condo in Minneapolis will most likely need to fly into the United States first. The Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is the closest airport, offering many possible connections. For those people flying from the UK, Delta Airlines have a regular service that departs from London Heathrow (LHR). Car hire is available on arrival if needed, but it may be important to note, that the city has a great public transport system, so a car could just be rented on a day by day basis as and when needed.