We are over halfway through National Tourism Week. Although that doesn’t leave much time for planning a trip this weekend, don’t fret. Rent It Today is here to make your vacation planning simple, so you can relax and enjoy some time away from the daily grind.
When looking for top vacation spots, we seek the advice of friends, family, and those in the travel industry. Since I don’t know your friends or family, I’m here to share the industry experts’ suggestions on where to celebrate the remainder of National Tourism Week.
The experts at Travel and Leisure have compiled a list of the hottest travel destinations of 2013. Can you guess which one US city made the cut? If you guessed Minneapolis, you’re right! I admit, even I thought “Why Minneapolis instead of cities like Chicago, Hilton Head, NYC, or Los Angeles?” I think the answer is best summed up by additional travel industry leader, Trip Advisor. Their Minneapolis Tourism page states,
“With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes for an attractive and fun getaway. A truly year-round destination, the city offers activities for every season. In winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways. In addition to keeping you warm, they create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services. Whether you want to escape the winter cold or the summer warmth, the Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family. Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, which all house world-renowned collections. The theater scene is thriving. With more than thirty theaters, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With kids in tow, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside. Known as “The City of Lakes,” Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within city limits and many more in the surrounding area. In town, hordes of locals and tourists in-line skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating. No matter when you visit, Minneapolis offers lots for everyone to enjoy. “
Minneapolis Vacation Rentals Through Rent It Today
The week may almost be over, but it’s not too late to secure your vacation rentals in Minneapolis. Many of Rent It Today’s partnering companies, including Metro Medical, Lower Gear, and Mobile Entertainment are prepared to move on a dime and get you what you need for your trip to one of the Twin Cities.
Whether it’s mobility equipment to hit all the shops at the Mall of America, a segway for a fun sightseeing adventure of Lake Calhoun, a GPS so you don’t get lost during your hike in Elm Creek Park Reserve, or camping equipment for your stay in Afton State Park, we’ve got you covered.
Check out Rent It Today for everything Minneapolis, then enjoy what’s left of National Tourism Week!