The Midwest meets metropolis in Minneapolis and the results are the best of both worlds. Foodie restaurants, boutique shops and mixology bars are friendly, fun and farm sensible without pretense. The art scene is thriving with galleries, museums, co-ops, craft stores and architectural feats scattered throughout town. A landscape of lakes and the Mississippi River make for plentiful outdoors space and activities. Even the urban space caters to biking, the city's preferred mode of transport.