Minneapolis International Hostel

2400 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55404, United States
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Minneapolis convention center

by mat23

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Minneapolis in May 2008, to SCAA annual conference.
It will be held at Minneapolis convention center.
I was thinking of staying at super 8 hotel golden valley,6300 WAYZATA BLVD
Golden Valley, MN.
Is this part of minneapolis safe and what would you recommend, where to stay?
Can You please tell me fastest and best ways to reach minneapolis convention center?
Are there any close bus or subway stations near that hotel?

Thank You so much for your help.

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by DSwede

Its a perfectly safe neighborhood. In that section Wayzata Blvd is parallel with a major highway, so the area has a lot of strip malls and shopping complexes.

You will be 5~6 miles from the convention center. To get there, you'll just have to take I-394 straight into town. The hotel is on the frontage road for this highway.

There is no subway there. I'm not sure what the bus routes are. Just do a goodle search for Minneapolis bus routes.

But since its only 5~6 miles, a taxi could be a painfree alternative.

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by mat23

Thank alot.
Hope I will be having good time in minneapolis!
Any good coffee shops to recommend?

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by DSwede

I'm sure there are plenty in those areas, but most of my time is spent in different neighborhoods. Happy hunting

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by lkdahl

Golden Valley is a nice to place to stay. It's a suburb about 10 mins. west on I394. However, there is not much you can see or do unless you have a car. So, if you are not planning on renting a car, I'd suggest staying in downtown Minneapolis. You'll probably end up dining out and/or haning out in either downtown or in Uptown anyways.

Their are buses, but they are just not reliable enough an option unless you have alot of time to waste. You can check out www.metrotransit.org.

As for your questions regarding coffee shops, their are alot of chain coffee shops, i.e. Starbucks, Caribou, Dunn Bros. in downtown Minneapolis. For non-chain coffee shops, the areas west of the Convention Center, Loring Park, Lyn-Lake and Uptown has an abundance of those.

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by mplsbf

I agree that that is a safe area. The idea that buses aren't a good option comes from someone who probably never uses them--the system is actually not bad. An alternative would be to stay near the light rail line down near the Mall of America, and take the light rail in to downtown--it's a slick way to go. You'll want to transfer to a bus downtown, but that's easy. Golden Valley is safe, but a bit boring.

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by DSwede

I hope it wasnt me you were referring to regarding the buses not being any good. I know they exist, I merely said I am not familiar with them & suggested doing a google search for their routings. I've always had my own car when I've been in GV, Crystal and west neighborhoods.

Re: Minneapolis convention center

by lkdahl

Contray to your assumption, I have been a frequent user of our "fabulous" busing system and I stand by what I said. Buses in the Twin Cities are designed with commuters in mind. Therefore they tend to be more reliable during rush hours during the work week and less so at non-peak hours and days. Try getting a bus from Golden Valley at 12 pm on Saturday into downtown Minneapolis. If there are any they are far and few.

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You must visit our chain of...

by joani

You must visit our chain of lakes; Calhoun, Cedar, Harriet. This chain is located just outside the Minneapolis proper city borders, and appeals to walkers, skaters, rollerbladers, bikers, and backseat site-seers! In the summer it is bustling with people, young and old. In the winter it is a very peaceful, humbling stroll. Our friendly, safe downtown area. Minneapolis is a 'big city' with a 'small city' atmosphere. I feel safe shopping day or night, and the architecture reveals the sophistication of the people who live here.

Churches - St. Mark's Cathedral (Episcopal)

by yooperprof

The Episcopal Cathedral for Minneapolis stands at a prominent corner, opposite Loring Park and the Walker Art Center. It's traditional "Anglican" design was the work of the famous team of Edwin Hewitt and Edwin Brown, jointly responsible for many of Minneapolis's dignified "Beaux Arts" buildings of the early 20th century.

511 Oak Grove Ave., just off Hennepin Ave.

four way traffic

by Faracy

Minnesotans have what seems like contests as to who will let who go first as a four way stop.. this leads to crashes. Its like holding your breath... I´ve had several near accidents because of being waved across the street by someone, and then them starting out too..
Its dumb! There is also a lot of Jay walking, particularly in Minneapolis.

The Vikes

by acemj

My favorite football team: The Vikings!!!! They've been in the National Football League since 1961 and I'm still waiting for them to win their first championship. Yes, it's frustrating, but then again, they seem to be a good team most years, just not a great one.

They play at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis (people just call it "the dome").

Fishing

by mnhaus

Lake Mille Lacs lies approximately 1 1/2 hours north of the Twin Cities, and is a relatively large lake with excellent fishing opportunities for boaters. For those who don't want to travel that far (or don't have a boat), there are literally hundreds of smaller lakes within a 50 mile radius of downtown, so finding a piece of water to throw a line in shouldn't be a problem.
Canoes are available to rent at a number of city lakes as well (Medicine Lake being the largest) for those who would prefer to get "offshore".

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