DAY 1: EXPERIENCE THRILLS AT MALL OF AMERICA
Just a few minutes from the MSP Airport, Mall of America
offers days’ worth of activities under one roof. Visitors can
shop until they drop through 520 stores that range from
department stores to boutiques, so there is no question
that you will snag all the trendy fashions.
When you need a break from retail, refuel at one of the
Mall’s 50 eateries with everything from grab-and-go meals
to iconic sit-down restaurants like Rainforest Cafe, Hard
Rock Cafe, Shake Shack, Benihana and Wahlbugers.
Mall of America is much more than only stores, though;
it’s about the experience. Step into a world of wonder at
attractions like SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, which
features a 300-foot-long walk-through glass tunnel
displaying sea creatures of all types, or catch a bird’s-eye view of the country through a sensory-immersive
experience at FlyOver America. Let your imagination
run wild at Crayola Experience, the LEGO® Store and
American Girl®. Or take a thrilling spin inside Nickelodeon
Universe®, a 7-acre indoor theme park in the center of
the Mall that features over 25 rides, the Dutchman’s Deck
Adventure Course and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf.
Return to your hotel to relax and freshen up for dinner at
one of Bloomington’s many restaurants and bars, such as
Ciao Bella for Italian fare, Lela for a contemporary twist on
dining, or Lucky’s 13 Pub or Cowboy Jack’s for American
food. Kick it up a notch at Kincaid’s or Bloomington
Chophouse for a fine dining experience, or for a more
casual route, visit Wooden Hill Brewery in Edina, the
area’s first brewery. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres serves
up a variety of entrée favorites that are accompanied by
engaging theatrical and musical performances. Pump
it up a bit and head down to Paisley Park After Dark to
party like Prince with a live DJ Dance Party in the NPG
Music Club Room.
Experience everything the Twin Cities,
Bloomington and Mall of America® have
to offer in just a few days.