Useful links for visiting Minnesota

Minnesota is the northernmost state of the contiguous US, with only Alaska to the north. It is famous for its thousands of beautiful lakes and numerous nature reserves. Great fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking, and skiing attract travelers from all over the world to the state every year.

The symbols of the state are the ice hockey, the loon, the pink and white lady's slipper, and the red pine. Although Minnesota has no World Heritage Sites, other lovely sites take visitors back in time to experience its pioneer ancestry and rich Native American heritage.

Minnesota is the 32nd state of the United States, admitted to the Union in 1858. Before this, it was under the rule of Britain and France at various times. Its capital is Saint Paul, the largest city – Minneapolis, nicknamed Mini Apple. Other major cities: Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington.

If you plan to travel to Minnesota, below are 44 links to help you organize a unique vacation in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Have a nice trip!

Minnesota is a state of public-spirited and polite people, where you can get a good cappuccino and eat Thai food and find any book you want and yet live on a quiet tree-lined street with a backyard and send your kids to public school. When a state this good hits the jackpot, it can only be an inspiration to everybody. – Garrison Keillor, an American radio entertainer, and writer.

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Transportation

Light rail train in Minneapolis


autoeurope.com
 – a leading online platform that provides international car rental services at the most competitive prices

busbud.com – an online bus-booking platform that has compiled the largest selection of bus tickets 

cheapoair.com – a leading provider of airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, and vacation packages through its extensive partnerships with top travel brands and a wide breadth of inventory

discovercars.com – an Award-winning car rental comparison website

economybookings.com – a platform that provides a wide choice of vehicles of all classes and helps to find the perfect car for your journey 

gettransfer.com – booking service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver at the best prices

greyhound.com – the largest intercity bus service across the US, Canada, and Mexico

holidaytaxis.com – an award-winning global ground transportation company offering airport transfers with vehicle types to suit every budget and party size, from shuttles to private taxis to large coaches

kiwi.com – an online booking service for flight, train, and bus tickets that offers unique virtual interlining

dot.state.mn.us – the Minnesota Department of Transportation website, with information about regional transportation systems by selecting a district

omio.com – a unique platform on which users can book travel tickets by comparing trains, buses, and flights in Europe, the US, and Canada on one search

qeeq.com – one of the fastest-growing online car rental platforms worldwide that offers its customers the most extensive set of car rental options and always strives to offer the most competitive price

trip.com – a global online travel agency for hotels and tickets for flights and trains that provides one-stop travel booking services through the website and mobile app

Accommodation

Snowfall in Minneapolis


agoda.com
 – an online travel agency and metasearch engine for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfer

booking.com – an online travel agency connecting travelers with a great selection of incredible places to stay

couchsurfing.com – a global hospitality exchange service

hostelworld.com – a global hostel-focused online booking platform that inspires passionate travelers to see the world

loveholidays.com – an online distribution company that allows customers to make hotel bookings via the internet

vrbo.com – a vacation rental online marketplace to find the perfect place for your next family trip

Food & Dining

Aster Cafe in Minneapolis


eatyourworld.com – a guide to regional food and drinks around the globe founded on the principle that what you eat depends on where you are

eatwith.com – the largest community for unique culinary experiences led by one-of-a-kind hosts

exploreminnesota.com – 45 incredible Minneapolis restaurants serving everything from the nation's best Somali cuisine to classic diner fare to authentic birria tacos

ubereats.com – a food delivery platform that makes getting great food from favorite local restaurants as easy as requesting a ride

All Minnesota

Ellingson Island on Lake Superior


expedia.co.uk
 – one of the leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers plan and book travel from the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, rail, cruises, activities, attractions, and services

exploreminnesota.com – the official tourism website for Minnesota, with trip ideas, lodging, attractions, events, and free brochures

getyourguide.com – a platform used for booking tours, excursions, and other travel activities

klook.com – a one-stop platform that helps find and book things to do, places to eat, and even staycations near you at the best prices

lonelyplanet.com – the second most-visited English language travel media website in the world

mnhs.org – the Minnesota History Center website

mnzoo.org – the official Minnesota Zoo website

musement.com – an online platform that helps visitors get the most out of their destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions by booking on multiple devices 

navmii.com – a world-leading provider of maps and navigation solutions for smart devices and connected vehicles

nps.gov/mn – the National Park Service website page for Minnesota's National Parks

recreation.gov – your gateway to exploring America's outdoor and cultural destinations in your zip code and across the country

smm.org – the official Science Museum of Minnesota website

ticketnetwork.com – an online marketplace for tickets to concert, sport, and theater events around the country and the world

tiqets.com – one of the largest online ticketing platform for museums, shows, and attractions in the most popular tourist destinations

tourradar.com – one of the most trusted online marketplace for multi-day tours with everything travelers need to plan and book their next great escape in one place

viator.com  a Trip Advisor platform for booking all kinds of activities during travel

visitcookcounty.com – the best source for information on northern Minnesota tourism

visittheusa.com – info on five places to see the Northern Lights in the USA, including Minnesota

weather.com – weather information anywhere on the planet

whc.unesco.org/us – the official UNESCO website where you can find out 24 properties in the United States listed as Heritage Sites 

wikipedia.org/Minnesota – online free-content encyclopedia, with facts and figures on Minnesota geography, history, politics, and economy



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