Kids sitting in a van trunk.

Summertime is finally here, and many families are looking for the perfect place to take the kids for a fun family summer vacation. This summer, stay with us at Minnestay and discover all of the exciting Minnesota summer activities near our beautiful Brainerd accommodations. You and your little ones will be grinning from ear to ear as you create memories while enjoying all of the best things to do in Minnesota together.


Imagine climbing to the top platform of a structure, your heart picking up speed with each step until you are finally at the top and peering out over the trees. Your harness is clicked into place, and you step off the ledge and whiz past branches while feeling the wind on your cheeks. This is a high-flying adventure with Brainerd Zip Line Tours! Get ready for one of the most thrilling Minnesota summer activities that you and your family will embark on during your stay.


If you love a classic outing with flashing arcade lights, the sounds of pins crashing at the end of a lane, and the smell of delicious snacks filling the air, then a trip to Bowlero is just what you need. Have fun with your family as you laugh together and challenge each other to a round of bowling. See who can get the highest scores on your favorite arcade games, shoot a game of pool, or delight in a glowing game of laser tag! You and your little ones will have a blast with this classic gaming experience!


If you are looking for places to go in Minnesota for a unique experience that ties to the culture of our beautiful state, take a trip to Paul Bunyan Land. Say, “Hello!” to the 26-foot animatronic Paul Bunyan as he sits proudly in his log cabin, and watch your children’s eyes light up as he answers with his bellowing voice. Amusement rides, an animal petting barn, and a pioneer village will keep you and your kids entertained for a full day of authentic Minnesota summer activities.


This summer, pack up the kids and experience Minnesota together for a fun family getaway. Choose from an array of Minnestay lodging options that range from lake cabins to luxury estates so that each of your loved ones can stay in complete comfort. Each day holds something new when you choose Minnestay, so come and discover all of the delightful Minnesota summer activities and make memories that will last a lifetime!