Super Bowl LII in Minnesota: Where to Stay, What to See, What to Do

It’s still awhile until we know which two teams will face-off at Super Bowl LII, but it’s never too soon to plan your trip to see the biggest game of the year.

On February 4, sports fans will flock to the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the Super Bowl, and if you’re among them, we’ve got all the details to make your stay a memorable one.

Your first step: avoid the long lines and delays of commercial flights getting into and out of Minneapolis. Customers using our private charters will get VIP service and bypass the hassles. Call our sales team today to schedule a private flight for you and your friends.

Next step: Check out this list of the best things to see and do in Minneapolis in between watching the Super Bowl.

 

Getting There

Customers flying on one of our private charter airplanes can arrive at the St. Paul (KSTP), Minneapolis (KMSP) or Anoka (ANE) airports. When you tell our sales team where you’re staying (see below for some recommendations), they will check maps for construction and delays to determine the average driving time to and from local airports. Then they’ll set the destination airport for the one that will be the most convenient for your stay.

Our sales team can also help with transportation to your hotel, and if you have special requests for food or drinks in flight, they are happy to oblige.

When you fly charter, getting there really is part of the fun.

 

Where to Stay

Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, home of Super Bowl LII
Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis

Hotel Ivy

Located .9 miles from the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Hotel Ivy, a boutique hotel, was originally built for the Second Church of Christ Scientist in 1930. The Great Depression crippled the church, and the building was used for various businesses until it was transformed into a hotel in 2008.

Today the hotel includes 136 rooms and 21 suites, all with luxury linens and modern furnishings. Special features include pet-friendly rooms, a spa and fitness club, 24-hour valet, doorman, concierge desk and on-site fine dining.

The Grand Suite offers 1,173 sq. ft, room for 4 guests, a wet bar, living area, grand foyer and separate King bedroom.

The Penthouse Suite has 1,900 sq. ft., room for 4 guests, a private balcony, a second-floor loft, and space for entertaining.

 

Kimpton Grand in Minneapolis, home of Super Bowl LII
The Kimpton Grand Foyer

Kimpton Grand Hotel

Located .6 miles from the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Rated as a Four-Diamond hotel by AAA in 2017, The Kimpton Grand prides itself on having “midwestern hospitality and elegant sophistication.” The hotel was originally opened in 1915, and today it includes 140 guest rooms and suites that have been meticulously restored and finished.

Special features include a yoga mat in every room, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, nightly wine receptions, a fitness center, spa, salon and pet-friendly services.

The Presidential Suite, located on the 12th floor, has 3,500 sq. ft., 1 King bed, a parlor and three connecting rooms. The Grand Suite includes 725 sq. ft., 1 king bed and a separate sitting room.

 

Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, home of Super Bowl LII
The Graduate, Minneapolis

The Graduate, Minneapolis

Located across the river and 2.5 miles from the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Immerse yourself in college sports memories at this boutique hotel located in the heart of the University of Minnesota. Whimsical and nostalgic decor are the backdrop for upscale and comfortable accommodations. Plus, the hotel features traveling food carts that serve local favorites like stuffed burritos, hot chocolate and drinks.

Check out the Premium King room for the best views of the city. The Premium King also includes upgraded bath amenities and a Nespresso machine.

 

Hotel 340

Where to stay for Super Bowl LII
Hotel 340 in St. Paul

Located in St. Paul and 9.1 miles from the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In 2008, Hotel 340 was added to the site of the famous St. Paul Athletic Club, whose history goes all the way back to 1884. The first floors of this historic building house the Athletic Club in its current incarnation — a state-of-the-art fitness center — plus a bar, restaurant and swimming pool. The top floors contain Hotel 340’s 56 guest rooms offering luxury accommodations. Hotel-wide features include access to the St. Paul Athletic Club and lobby bar, plus complimentary continental breakfast.

The Deluxe King Suite offers a king bed with plush linens and a large sectional sofa (some with a pull-out section for more accommodations). Special features include down comforters, custom bathrobes, walk-in shower, city views (in most suites), cherry hardwood floors, flat screen TV, and Keurig.

 

Where to Eat

Where to eat during Super Bowl LII
Hell’s Kitchen, Minneapolis

Hell’s Kitchen

80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis

USA Today said that Hell’s Kitchen is “Minnesota’s most recommended restaurant on Facebook,” and with a Zagat rating of 4.3/5.0 for food, you can guess why. A local and tourist favorite, Hell’s Kitchen features “inspired American-style cooking,” plus build-your-own bloody marys, and, sometimes, live bands.  Menu items, most made from scratch, include chicken and waffles, lemon ricotta hotcakes, walleye tacos, St. Louis Style BBQ, and homemade peanut butter.

The Bachelor Farmer

50 N. 2nd Ave., Minneapolis

The Bachelor Farmer opened in 2011 in the first two floors of an old brick-and-timber warehouse along the river in Minneapolis. The fare is eco-conscious, mostly organic and borrows from the flavors and history of the Northern region. The menu changes daily, but popular items include eggplant, duck breast, smoked pork shoulder, rainbow trout, apple upside cake and macadamia cake.

Where to eat at Super Bowl LII
Dalton and Wade in Minneapolis

Dalton and Wade

323 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

If you’re looking for whiskey, Dalton and Wade has more than 200 on its menu (plus a hefty selection of craft beers, too). Food selections consist mostly of Southern home-style classics like chicken fried steak, macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits, and bison meatloaf. Zagat calls the atmosphere “industrial chic,” noting the large bar and cowboy mural. Classic country and blues are usually in the queue for music.

Kaiseki Furukawa

33 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

Chef Shigeyuki Furukawa was trained as a Kaiseki chef in Tokyo, then worked under master chefs in Kyoto. He brought this classic Japanese experience, which dates back to 16th century Buddhist temple meals, to Minneapolis in 2017. Menu items may change due to ingredient availability. For a complete and current menu visit the website.

Where to eat at Super Bowl LII
The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis

Manny’s Steakhouse

825 South Marquette Ave., Minneapolis

A local favorite, Manny’s has an incredible 4.8 rating on Zagat for food quality. In 2015, Men’s Journal ranked it as one of the 10 best steakhouses in the world. All of the meat is USDA-certified, center cut and hand trimmed. Popular menu items include: Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, New York Steak Sandwich, King Crab Legs, Lobster Tail, and Wild Salmon. Despite the price tag (a Double Porthouse goes for $102), there is no dress code at Manny’s.

 

 

Things to See & Do

Things to do in Minneapolis
Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis

The Mill City Museum once was the site of the world’s largest flour mill. Original built in 1874, the Washburn A. Mill was destroyed by a dust explosion and rebuilt in 1880. The building was almost leveled again by a fire in 1991. After the walls were fortified and most of the rubble removed, the Minnesota Historical Society built the Mill Museum directly into the ruins. Exhibits include artifacts, photographs and history that explores the flour industry and its impact on the city. Visitors are advised to allow 2 hours to see the whole museum.

 

The Basilica of Saint Mary

88 17th St. N., Minneapolis

Things to do in Minneapolis
The Basilica of Saint Mary

The first basilica founded in the United States, Saint Mary is more than just a marvel of architecture and beauty. It is a place of worship for more than 6,000 families, and it is a central spot for social outreach in the city. The basilica regularly offers musical concerts, and its John XXIII Art Gallery is host to local and international artists displaying sacred art–paintings, sculpture, photography, carvings, etc.

The Basilica itself is open to the public all year during the following times: Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

The John XXIII Art Gallery is open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 3rd Ave. South, Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has more than 89,000 objects and works of art in its permanent collection. Pieces represent about 20,000 years of history from all over the world and are on display in seven different areas: Arts of Africa & the Americas, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture, Asian Art, Painting, Photography and New Media, and Paintings and Drawings.

Admission is free (donations are welcome), and the museum is open every day except Monday at the following times: Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

726 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

This unique, outdoor garden showcases more than 40 sculptures created by artists from around the world. The spoon bridge and cherry (pictured) is one of the most famous and great for photographs. Other interesting sites worth a walk include the Wind Chimes (47 chimes with 288 aluminum tubes hanging from a tree), The Spinner (an Alexander Calder “mobile” that spins in the breeze), and Flatpak in the Garden (a tiny house prefabricated by Lazor Office).

 

Contact us today and let us help you plan a trip to the Super Bowl. We operate our own fleet and can source any size aircraft from an extensive domestic and international user network, which gives you total flexibility.