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About Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the City by Nature, the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Experience our chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of trails – just steps from a vibrant arts and music scene, terrific tax-free shopping on apparel, and museums among the finest in the nation.
Visit Meet Minneapolis for up to date information on what to see and do while you are in Minneapolis.


Got some time on to explore Minneapolis during the conference?  There are several local museums and sites to see like the Minneapolis Institute of Art or the Mill City Museum or Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

You can also check out the Twin Cities Auto Show right next door to the hotel or check out Nicollet Mall Minneapolis civic “Main Street” for more than 100 years.  


Looking to do a little shopping while you are in Minneapolis? There is something for everyone at MOA. On Monday night, ACCED-I member and Hospitality committee member Laura Richards from University of Wisconsin Madison will be helping organize a group trip to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States.  Meet by the Welcome Table at 5:45pm on Monday night and we’ll help organize Uber/Lyft Rides.  Be sure to check out all the shops, entertainment, and food place before you go Mall of America.

Photo by Dan Anderson, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Getting Around in Minneapolis

Traveling to and from Minneapolis is just as easy as exploring it. For seasoned and non-seasoned travelers alike the city has several great options when traveling to the downtown area from the St. Paul/Minneapolis International Airport. When selecting your travel options please note that the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis does not offer shuttle service to or from the airport.

Options include:

Taxi Cab: Cabs are available at each Terminals shuttle/ground transportation section. Regular cab fare to/from MSP is $40.00 - $60.00.

Super Shuttle: Super Shuttle provides shuttle service from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for $15 one way or $24 round trip for ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference attendees. Click here to make your reservation online. Enter the code HQP5X to receive the special rate.

Light Rail: Located beneath both Terminals of the airport is the Minneapolis Light Rail Hiawatha/55 Line. The cost of the light rail is roughly $1.75-$2.25, depending on time of day. The light rail station closest to the Hyatt is located at 5th & Nicollet. From there the hotel is a short 7 block walk or a 5 minute “Free Ride.” Click here for Light Rail maps.

Free Ride: Running every 10-20 minutes, get on just outside the hotel at Nicollet & Grant and travel north into downtown Minneapolis and end at Washington Avenue. Free Ride busses are available seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.. Pay just 50 cents if you ride within the Downtown Zone on other routes. 


Here are some helpful maps to help you around Minneapolis:

Downtown Minneapolis


Nicollet Mall Map


Skyway Map



Minneapolis is host to dozens of international culinary traditions. In 2015, Minneapolis was the winner of USA Today/'s Best Local Food Scene. Click here to check out the great dining options near our conference. 

Photo by Krivit Photography Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Photo by Cara Irish Pubs, Courtesy of Kieran's Irish Pub and Meet Minneapolis