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Minneapolis makes up half of a power duo known as the Twin Cities (with Saint Paul riding shotgun). With its booming businesses and a nature experience unlike any other, Minneapolis is a happening place to travel, no matter the occasion. With Hotwire, cruising through one of Minnesota’s twin city centers without the hustle and bustle of Metro Transit has never been easier. Simply reserve a car from one of the many car rental locations in Minneapolis and you’re ready to take a big bite of the Mini-Apple.

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Renting a car with Hotwire is about more than affordability. It’s about finding the perfect car to give you a driving experience as unique as your trip. Whether you’re scoping the avant-garde art scene, sailing the chain of lakes, or surfing the local restaurant scene, with Hotwire, a cheap car rental is sure to make your Minneapolis trip more enjoyable.

A Change of Art: Minneapolis is home to a trifecta of art museums—Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum. In addition to its state-of-the-art museums, the city boasts a vibrant art scene. Driving a Minneapolis car rental means you can explore the dozens of commissioned murals around the city. Start with Eduardo Kobra’s colorful ode to Bob Dylan, swing by the Cedar Cultural Center see the history of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood come to life and visit the iconic Prince mural in Uptown. From novel sculptures to immersive displays, Hotwire gives the Minneapolis art scene a score of ten out of ten, would recommend.

Finger Lake-n’ Good: Hit the “lake” button and take the scenic route with a Hotwire car rental built for backwoods terrain. Minnesota is home to over 10,000 sparkling lakes. The beautiful options surrounding the city, locally known as the Chain of Lakes, sit on nature’s edge in the scenic city of Minneapolis. In summer, cool off with a dip in the Lake Calhoun, the largest in Mill City, or set out on a fishing adventure. In the winter months, opt for ice fishing, sledding, or ice skating at participating parks.

Eclectic Foodie Scene: If you’re a true foodie, you can consider your Minneapolis car rental a Hotwire food tour chariot. You can’t visit Minneapolis without trying one of its most mouth-watering foods—the Jucy Lucy burger. Matt’s bar is known for these famous cheese-stuffed burgers. The 5-8 Club, Blue Door Pub, and Crooked Pint all serve up their versions of the Jucy Lucy. What’s a good meal without an old-fashioned dessert? Hold on to the edge of your sweet! Minneapolis offers some of the best dessert restaurants in Minnesota. “Choc’ it up” over coffee and ice cream at Edwards Dessert Kitchen. Pig out with a decadent pie from Pie & Mighty. If you’re feeling fancy, Patisserie 46 is your “dessertination.”

Frequently Asked Questions About Minneapolis

How to get last-minute hotel deals in Minneapolis?

Here’s how Hotwire thinks it should be done: First, secure your cheap Minneapolis car rental. After securing your cheap rental car, use Hotwire to book your Minneapolis hotel room.  Whether you’re a master travel planning procrastinator or are simply in need of last-minute accommodations for business, you’ll save money with Hotwire Hot Rate deals, paying as low as . If you like the city scene, Hotwire offers some of the best deals on downtown Minneapolis hotels.

How to get last-minute car rental deals in Minneapolis?

What’s not to love about a budget? Explore a city full of vibrant culture in a cost-effective car rental from Hotwire. No time? No problem. Being down to the “hotwire” means you’ll be getting better savings than you would have two weeks earlier. With Hotwire Hot Rates, you could save up to 60% off a car rental in the mini apple. Get your last-minute car rental in Minneapolis, Minnesota for as low as $53. Don’t think the savings could get any better? Download the Hotwire app to save even more money on your rental.

What car types can I rent in Minneapolis?

If you plan to explore the city, choose from Hotwire’s selection of SUVs. If city cruising is your travel style, opt for a compact car. In town on business? Hotwire offers deals on the best luxury car rentals in Minneapolis.

If you’re looking for car rentals in Minneapolis for young adults under 25, Hotwire has you covered. In Minneapolis, some car companies offer car rentals to adults as young as 21. With Hotwire’s inventory of cheap cars, you don’t have to worry about sifting through tons of sites. Simply download the app for extra savings, plug in your criteria, and search. Hotwire does the rest.

Which car rental companies are at the Minneapolis-St Paul airport?

Worried about not finding an affordable car rental at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport? Let Hotwire help. The last thing you need to stress about after a long flight is your car rental. Hotwire offers budget-friendly car rentals guaranteed to make your trip memorable from the moment you leave the airport. Choose from top choice car rental companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget.

What are the cheapest car rental companies in Minneapolis, MN?

Hotwire allows you to book Thrifty car rentals in Minneapolis from the comfort of your phone or laptop. Hotwire offers some of the best car rental deals in Minneapolis. If you download the app, you’ll be able to save even more money and score a sweet deal on Minneapolis budget rentals.

Is it safe to travel to Minneapolis now?

With all the recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering, “Is it safe to travel to Minneapolis right now?” Be sure to keep on top of updates on travel and destination restrictions while you travel. When booking your next trip, refer to guidance on traveling during the coronavirus pandemic to stay safe.

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