Lake Calhoun is home to Minneapolis’s biggest and busiest municipal beach. On summer weekends, come early to ensure a spot on the sand.
If you want to explore the lake (and the rest of the Chain of Lakes) by boat, visit Wheel Fun Rentals on the lake’s northeast shore. Wheel Fun rents out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes, with summer rates starting at $13 per hour. Once you’ve had your fill of the water, walk over to the hip Uptown district for a drink or light meal.