The jewel in Minneapolis' shopping crown is the Mall of America, the largest collection of shops under one roof in the USA. It's in suburban Bloomington, about 10 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, and it's more than just a mall: there's an amusement park (including roller coasters), a Lego Imagination Center, a large aquarium, and a wedding chapel. Plus movie theaters, 50 restaurants, and mini-golf. For those looking a retail fix, let your heart soar with this statistic: there are 520 stores.
If that sounds a bit too big, wander some downtown city neighborhoods for boutiques, bars and galleries - the Northeast arts district and Uptown are perfect for this. Across the river, Grand Avenue in St Paul is stroll-worthy.