Things to Do

Things to do


Countless hours of fun await on and around Lake Street! Whether it’s shopping for new clothes or a unique gift, taking in a play or art exhibit, working up a sweat on a biking trail, or relaxing at a park or lake, Lake Street’s got it all.



What do you crave today? Chances are good you’ll find it on Lake Street. From Ecuadorian and Ethiopian to Italian and Indian you can get a meal from every corner of the globe. Whether a food truck sandwich or multi-course meal by a renowned chef, Lake Street’s got you covered. Lake Street has great bars and clubs. Check out the Uptown and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods in the west or head east to one of the biggest Latino nightclubs in Minnesota, El Nuevo Rodeo



Trendy clothes? The newest gadgets? The latest book from a local author? That vinyl record you’ve been looking everywhere for? Handmade homegoods from Mexico, Kenya, Norway and all around the globe? Find all of these and a whole lot more on Lake Street.



Lake Street is a hotbed for arts and culture. Home to more than a half dozen performance art theaters offering everything from a Saturday morning puppet show for kids to a dazzling stage production. Whether you wander an opulent gallery or witness ethnic artists at their craft, creativity and fun are just down the block. Museums, art galleries, and cultural venues line Lake Street, among them the American Swedish Institute, the Danish American Center, and the Somali Museum of Minnesota.



Minneapolis consisently ranks #1 nationally on the ParkScore Index! Lake Street is a corridor to quiet green spaces, swimming and water sports, or award-winning bike trails. If you prefer the great indoors, recreation and exercise centers up and down Lake accommodate your style all year round.



Lake Street is a runway to health and beauty. Destress under a relaxing massage or pop in for a quick hair cut. From manicures to mindfulness, you will look great and feel great, inside and out.