Minneapolis city life
Being a centre for many diverse communities in the U.S., Minneapolis is home to many cultural landmarks and destinations for tourists:
- Walker Art Centre
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
- Guthrie Theatre
- Minnesota Orchestra
- American Swedish Institute
The city is also famous for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the U.S. without a jury. Minneapolis is also the birthplace of singer Prince, as well as a rock and jazz hotspot in the country. The city is also a good place for sports fans, having professional teams in the national leagues in baseball, basketball and American football. Food enthusiasts from across the world can rejoice at the many eclectic restaurants in Minneapolis, where they combine Nordic cuisine with fine French dining and conventional U.S. gastronomical culture.
International atmosphere in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a multicultural city, where local communities of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and East-Asian Americans are fairly integrated while maintaining their unique cultural heritage. English is almost unanimously spoken and understood, but so are some of the languages spoken by minorities, such as Hindi, Spanish and even some Nordic languages like Danish or Norwegian. This multicultural mosaic makes Minneapolis one of the most tolerant cities in the American Midwest. The city also houses a sizeable community of international students from across the world.
The weather in Minneapolis is known for its hot and sunny summers, with average temperatures reaching 83.4 °F (28.6 °C) in July, while winters are fairly snowy, with 54.4 inches (138.2 cm) a year and an average temperature of 23.7 °F (-4.6°C) in January.