The Local Arrangements Committee welcomes you to Minneapolis, Minnesota!
Welcome to the North Star State!
If you're arriving by plane, you'll likely fly into Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), which is only 20-25 minutes away from the conference hotel.
Light rail service is available from the airport to downtown Minneapolis on Metro Transit's Blue Line. Get off at the Nicollet Mall Station (5th & Nicollet & 5th) and either walk or catch a southbound bus on Nicollet Mall to 10th & Nicollet. Walk southeast 1 block to 10th & Marquette. The Hilton Minneapolis hotel is located at 1001 Marquette Avenue.
- Transit directions (MSP Airport to Hilton Minneapolis)
Driving Directions (MSP Airport to Hilton Minneapolis)
Parking Rates at Hilton Minneapolis:
- Self parking: $24.00 (overnight)
- Valet: $45.00 (overnight)
Public Transportation: Metro Transit
Blue Line - downtown Minneapolis to MSP Airport and the Mall of America
Green Line - downtown Minneapolis to downtown Saint Paul via the University of Minnesota campus
Average high: 58 F
Average low: 36
However, literally anything can happen in Minnesota in April, weather-wise. It could be 80 degrees or there could be 18 inches of snow, possibly in the same week. Stay tuned to your favorite weather apps and websites and plan accordingly.
Ideas for packing
You may want to bring:
Restaurants & Pubs
Near the conference hotel:
Iconic brunch, lunch, and dinner spot with unique decor and a rock-n-roll vibe (and not related to the TV show of the same name).
925 Nicollet Mall
Modern Latin American tapas & tacos, plus a large tequila list and cocktails, served in stylish digs.
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis's own little corner of the UK. Classic fare and English pints.
931 Nicollet Mall
Irish pub with many nooks and crannies, a beautiful bar, and good food including fish and chips and other pub classics.
Hen House Eatery
114 South 8th St.
Sprawling cafe offering classic, locally sourced breakfast & lunch, plus happy hour tapas & wine.
Further afield, but worth the trip:
Many international restaurants, clustered between 25th and 28th Streets on Nicollet Avenue.
Hip neighborhood on the north side of downtown. Home to many of the hottest and most innovative restaurants in Minneapolis.
Things to Do
Read about downtown Minneapolis and find things to do, places to eat and drink, information on getting around, and more!
Mall of America
Mary Tyler Moore statue
Loring Park/Walker/Sculpture Garden
Minneapolis Central Library - 300 Nicollet Mall
Magers & Quinn -- https://www.magersandquinn.com/
3038 Hennepin Avenue
Moon Palace Books -- https://www.moonpalacebooks.com/
3032 Minnehaha Avenue
Red Balloon Bookshop -- https://www.redballoonbookshop.com/
891 Grand Avenue
Once Upon a Crime -- https://www.onceuponacrimebooks.com/
604 W 26th St.
Wild Rumpus -- https://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/
2720 W 43rd St
Birchbark Books -- https://birchbarkbooks.com/
2115 W 21st St