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In Minneapolis, we've never had that "one thing" that makes us a great meeting and events destination. Is it our compact, easy to get around downtown? Is it our 9,000 centrally located hotel rooms with over 4,500 rooms connected to our Minneapolis Convention Center? Is it because we have so much going on that Prince chose to stay in his hometown? Well, we decided to stop trying to find the "one thing" and instead we've narrowed it down to the " Top 8 Reasons Why Minneapolis Should Be Your Next Meeting Destination."

1. A Community Leading the Path Forward

As the catalyst city for a nationwide movement in 2020,  Meet Minneapolis stands in solidarity  with our leaders from all backgrounds in recognizing the need to transform our city from the inside out-to ensure Minneapolis is both a safe and equitable place for everyone to live, work and visit.

2. Delta Air Lines Hub, Compact City - Easy to Explore

MSP Airport is a Delta Air Lines hub, located within a 3-hour flight from almost everywhere in the U.S. and the light rail connects attendees straight to our compact, walkable downtown with dozens of entertainment options. Our  skyways - enclosed, second-level walkways connecting buildings in 80 blocks - keep people comfortable and dry, year-round.

3. Award Winning Minneapolis Convention Center

With 1.2 million feet of meeting space, our award-winning convention center is leading the way with health and safety. The MCC Client Event Health & Safety Plan and  GBAC STAR Accreditation demonstrates that priority with a growing list of successfully hosted, safe events.

4. 9,000 Rooms Downtown - All Brands, All Budgets

Minneapolis has all the hotel brands to fit all budgets. Plus, with more than 4,500 rooms conveniently connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center via Skyway, attendees are always a quick indoor walk from the day's meetings and events.

5. Unique Meetings and Event Venues

Historic, modern, on the water, or on a rooftop with breathtaking views - big events or small - Minneapolis has just the unique venue to ensure your attendees will have a "most talked about event" experience with the Instagram photos to prove it.

6. Great Bites to Try  
Bring an appetite to explore Minneapolis'  unique restaurants ! Whether it's the famous Jucy Lucy cheese-filled burger, soul food that's as comforting as it is delicious from Wendy's House of Soul, indigenous cuisine like roast duck, smoked bison and grilled squash corn from Ow√°mni by The Sioux Chef, or exploring all our diverse flavors without ever going outside at our food halls - Malcolm Yards, North Loop Galley or Graze Provisions & Libations - we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

7. City by Nature: Top Parks, 22 Lakes and the Might Mississippi
A concrete jungle we are not. In the city with a top ranked park system in the nation, our  Chain of Lakes, the mighty  Mississippi River, two waterfalls, and more than 200 miles of  biking and  hiking trails just steps from the urban action, we can guarantee you'll have endless options to enjoy a day of outdoor adventure regardless of the season.

8. Incentive: Get More for Less in Minneapolis

Don't miss Meet Minneapolis, MCC and our partner hotel incentives for meetings held in 2022 and 2023!

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