Travel and Lodging Info

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport is served by most major airlines, as well as Air Tran, Southwest, Spirit, and Sun Country. For a complete list, check the MSP Airport website: http://www.mspairport.com/airlines.aspx.

Lodging

  • Holiday Inn Downtown Saint Paul. The Center for Irish Music has a special rate of $109+tax per night. To claim this special, visit this MIM booking link, call 651-225-1515 or 1-800-Holiday and ask for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend rate. (The group code is MIM).
  • Best Western PLUS Bandana Square.  Located very close to The Center for Irish Music with complimentary breakfast.  There are no special rates for MIM.  Call 651-647-1637 for reservations.

Coffee and Treats

Irish Pubs in the Twin Cities

  • The Dubliner. (1 mi.) 2162 University Ave. W., 651-646-5551. Limited menu.
  • The Liffey. (5 mi.) 175 7th Street W., St. Paul, 651-556-1420. Located inside the Holiday Inn, downtown (above) with a fabulous outdoor patio.
  • Patrick McGovern's Pub. (6 mi.) 225 West Seventh St., St. Paul, 651-224-5821.
  • Merlins Rest. (3 mi.) 3601 E Lake, Minneapolis, 612-216-2419. Session on Friday evenings. Excellent whiskey list.
  • Keegan's Irish Pub. (6 mi.). 16 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis. 612-252-0880. Session on Sunday at 6pm.
  • Kierans Irish Pub. (7 mi.) 85 6th St N, Minneapolis.  612-339-4499. Music, bar, Irish fare.
  • The Local. (7 mi.) 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-904-1000.

Museums/Attractions

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Outdoor Sites

Saint Paul

Minneapolis

  • St. Anthony Falls. 174 7th Street . Great walking tour with iconic stone arch bridge. 
  • Explore the Lakes: Harriet, Calhoun, Lake of the Isles. The jewels of the Twin Cities.