There is a neat water feature in the IDS building. There are also a few restaurants in wide price range including potbelly, sushi, People's Organic, and Basil's. One of my favorite spots is Yogurt Lab. There is also some shopping and it is very convenitially located in downtown.
The Crystal Court is a pleasant place to sit and people watch or to walk through. There are a number of benches, and often something unusual is being promoted..or sold.
There are a number of restaurants with varying price ranges immediately adjacent. There's also a pleasant donut stand, Bogart's, which has donuts for $2.35 - $.3.35. Popular but much more...
The Crystal Court is an great inside spot in downtown Minneapolis.
It is attached to the IDS Tower, so it's easy to find. It has several skyway to choose from.
There are restaurants, a gift shop and 3 bank branches.
Its fountain, trees and benches are great spots to sit and relax.
My family used to come to Minneapolis to shop several times a year. I remember being impressed by this building as a kid, and it is indeed beautiful. It is the hub of downtown and the Skyway system, and there is a pleasant group of benches around a fountain.
You are not supposed to take photographs, which I found out...