MALL OF AMERICA® IN A FEW HOURS
Hours One & Two: Start your excursion by exploring the
Mall and getting familiar with the lay of the land. The Mall
is divided into four wings and four levels, and it features
three anchor stores on the structure’s corners. Smack dab
in the middle of it all is Nickelodeon Universe®, a seven-acre indoor amusement park. When you arrive at the Mall,
hit up the more than 520 shops and take advantage of no
sales tax on clothing and shoes. High-end shops such as
Michael Kors, Henri Bendel and Burberry reside on South
Avenue along with newly opened Tory Sport. Be sure to
check mallofamerica.com for special events, celebrity
appearances and live performances in the Rotunda.
Hour Three: Relax and recharge at one of the Mall’s 50-some
restaurants. The brand new Culinary on North addition on
Level 3 has fare for every palate, including the upscale yet
fast and casual Piada, which serves fresh, made-to-order
Italian entrees. If you’re in the mood for a classic burger and
fries, visit Shake Shack nearby. More dining options pepper
the mall. Try Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Level 3 for delicious,
film-inspired seafood, or head to Dick’s Last Resort for
American fare served with a side of wit and sarcasm.
Hours Four & Five: Rested and ready for more fun, head to
one of the Mall’s many attractions. A comedy club, movie
theaters, unique rides and museums are just the beginning.
Located within Nickelodeon Universe, FlyOver America
lets you witness the beauty of the United States like never
before. The flight simulation ride takes you on an immersive,
breathtaking aerial tour of sites throughout the country. For
a laugh, check out Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, which
has hosted stand-up acts who have also appeared on Jimmy
Fallon, Conan O’Brien and more. You could also wrap up your
visit by interacting with underwater creatures at SEA LIFE®
Minnesota Aquarium at exhibits like the Stingray Touch Pool.
In town for just a few hours or a quick weekend getaway? No
problem. Take a look at these suggested trips from the locals.
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