Chanhassen is close to the big city, but still has that small town charm, making it appealing for all types of visitors. There are many opportunities for fun, family and business in Chanhassen. Close to downtown Minneapolis, the city is home to eleven lakes, many community parks, the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Lake Minnewashta and Lake Ann Park Beaches.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is only twenty miles from Chanhassen.
Highways 5 and 212 run through Chanhassen and connect to Interstate 494. Highway 101 also runs through Chanhassen connecting to US 169 to the south, and Interstate 394 to the north.
Automobiles are the most common type of transportation for travelers who are staying in the city, however, there are a few other options.
There are coach buses operated by SouthWest Transit which will take travelers from Chanhassen to downtown Minneapolis. There are numerous taxi services in Chanhassen which will take travelers to and from their destinations.
Chanhassen has over 80 miles of trails for biking and walking.
Dinner Theatre. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, a unique dining experience featuring various types of performances.
Music Studio. Paisly Park Studios, opened by the artist PRINCE, is located in Chanhassen. 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, ☎ +1 952 443-1400, . The Arboretum is a great place to visit year round. Walk in the summer and enjoy the beautiful gardens, cross country ski in the winter. Great fall color and wonderful spring wildflowers. The Learning Center is for kids and often has free family activities.
Lake Ann Park & Beach, 1456 West 78th St, . Concessions and boat rentals are available daily during the summer months from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Other amenities include a picnic/recreation shelter, tennis court, six ball fields, a soccer field, canoe rack, volleyball, trails, boat access, and a fishing pier.
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, 6900 Hazelpine Blvd, . Changing/restrooms are on site, lifeguards on Duty mid-June through mid-August between Noon and 6 p.m. Concession stand with vending machines offering refreshments and snacks along with picnic tables and grills nearby
Lake Susan Beach, 903 Lake Dr E. Lake Susan Park offers a small beach near the picnic shelter. Park also includes trails a playground and a fishing pier.
Halla Green Executive Golf Course, 495 Pioneer Trl, ☎ +1 952 252-2525, . Features 1,694 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 29 . The course rating is 57.4 and it has a slope rating of 88.
Bluff Creek Golf Club, 1025 Creekwood St, ☎ +1 952 445-5685, . Features 6,528 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 119 on Blue grass.
Axel's, 560 W 78th St, ☎ +1 952 934-9340, . Axel's embody today's supper club through the highest quality American Cuisine, steaks, chops, fish, pastas, and salads.
High Timber Lounge, 591 W 78th St, ☎ +1 952 937-2424. The lounge features cozy décor with a grand fireplace, antique bar, large screen television and plenty of seating. The lounge offers a full bar with an excellent wine and beer selection.
Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 7874 Market Blvd, ☎ +1 952 934-6126. Fantastic food, fun atmosphere, great authentic Mexican food. Also includes a full bar.
Tian Jin Chinese Restaurant, 463 W 79th St, ☎ +1 952 934-4111, . Healthy food, friendly service and a fancy restaurant. Delivery available online or by phone.
Frankie's Pizza, 7850 Market Blvd, ☎ +1 952 949-9697, . Family owned and operated, Frankie's has been serving up Chicago style pizza for over 20 years. Dine in, carry out, or delivery.
AmericInn, 570 Pond Promenade, ☎ +1 952 934-3888, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. The hotel offers a variety of room types, including suites with whirlpools and fireplaces. Great customer service, friendly staff, and near downtown Chanhassen.
Chanhassen Inn, 531 W 79th St, ☎ +1 952 934-7373, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Locally owned hotel near downtown Chanhassen and off of Highway 5.
Country Inn & Suites, 591 W 78th St, ☎ +1 952 937-2424, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon. Situated in the heart of downtown Chanhassen, newly-renovated and just steps away from the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters.
Holliday Inn Express, 7855 Century Blvd, ☎ +1 952 401-8850, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Located next to the Chanhassen Wildlife Preserve. You not only get a peaceful stay, but free amenities including Wi-Fi access, a hot breakfast and free shuttle service.