Area & Activities


Welcome to Minneapolis, the epicenter for entertainment and music culture in the Midwest. Located on Marquette Avenue, near the city’s main thoroughfare, W Minneapolis – The Foshay is within walking distance or a quick train ride away from all the major activities and attractions. Step out our front door to world-class art museums like Minneapolis Institute of Art, as well as other cultural hot spots like the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Orpheum Theatre. Take a stroll down Nicolette Mall, a shopping hot spot and the best dining the city has to offer. Still looking for things to do? Our Whatever/Whenever service will connect you with insider events and places to experience the city like a native. If you're looking for a hotel that matches the high energy and easy hospitality of downtown Minneapolis, look no further than W Minneapolis - The Foshay.

Family and Children's Activities

10.2 miles

The Escape Game

Immerse yourself in the ultimate escape experience. In a true-to-life setting, The Escape Game tests your mettle and your intellect as you try to solve the mystery of your escape before your 60 minutes ends.

2.1 miles

Trapped Puzzle Rooms

Trapped Puzzle Rooms is a team-based escape room experience in the Twin Cities. Each puzzle experience requires resourcefulness, out-of-the-box thinking and team work. Follow the story and solve your mystery today.

2.6 miles

Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Take a refreshing stroll through the park or join a league game at Theodore Wirth Regional Park. With an extensive array of nature programs and events, there is always something discover at this place of natural beauty in Minneapolis.

7.2 miles

Escape MSP

Take part in the ultimate team-building experience as your group is locked in a fully themed room where your mission is to collect the hidden asset and escape the room before time runs out. Complete your mission today at Escape MSP.

Nicollet Mall

Just one block from our property is the heart of downtown Minneapolis' shopping and entertainment mecca. Lined with boutique shopping and epic eateries, Nicolett offers nightlife at your doorstep.

Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Acting as the unofficial bookend to Nicollet, this Minneapolis institution is one of the most visited modern and contemporary museums in the country. Across the street is the Minneapolis Sculpture garden featuring 40 works of contemporary art including the city's iconic "Spoonbridge and Cherry".

Local Attractions

Orchestra Hall

1111 Nicollet Ave.

Nicollet Mall

Target Center

600 1st Ave. N

Valleyfair

1 Valley Fair Dr

Minnehaha Park

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Target Field

Minnehaha Falls

Mill City Museum

Guthrie Theater

Chain of Lakes

American Swedish Institute

Basilica of St. Mary

Lake Calhoun

Lake of the Isles

Fitness Nearby

Spa Nearby

Services, Treatments and Amenities

Area Sightseeing

Minneapolis By Bike

City Loop Tour - Historic Tour - Bike & Brew Tour

Minneapolis By Bike

Phone: +1 612-600-7518

Minnesota Historical Tours

Visit Minnesota

Minnesota Historical Society

Phone: +1 651-259-3015

Minneapolis River Cruise

Lake Minnetonka & the Mississippi Rive

Paradise Charter Cruises

Phone: +1 952-474-8058

More Activities

Biking trail (1 mile) Jogging/fitness trail (1.2 miles) Snow skiing (4.5 miles) Nature preserve, trail (4.8 miles)
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