Family of 4 smiles during a road trip

Summertime is finally here, and many families are looking for the perfect place to take the kids for a fun family summer vacation. When you stay with us at Minnestay, you can easily discover all of the exciting summer activities in Minneapolis while experiencing high-end customer service and one-of-a-kind amenities. The whole family will be grinning from ear to ear as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

You’ll also need to fill your trip with delicious meals and other local attractions like biking and picnicking. Get our free Minneapolis Travel Guide right to your inbox for a curated list of everything the Twin Cities has to offer!


Top 5 Summer Activities in Minneapolis


1. Soar Over the Minnesota River Valley


Imagine climbing to the top platform of a structure peering out over the trees. Then, you step off the ledge and whiz past branches while feeling the wind on your cheeks. This is a high-flying adventure with Kerfoot Canopy Tour! Just 50 minutes outside of Downtown Minneapolis, this adventure company offers ziplining with 14 lines, a high ropes course, and a ball run in the woods. Get ready for one of the most thrilling activities that you and your family will embark on this summer.

2. Play Some GamesArcade


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 some pool, or play a game of laser tag! You and your little ones will have a blast with this classic gaming experience!

3. Adventures in Paul Bunyan Land


If you are looking for a unique Minnesota experience, take a trip to Paul Bunyan Land. Say, “Hello!” to the 26-foot animatronic Paul Bunyan as he sits proudly in his log cabin; watch your children’s eyes light up as he bellows back a greeting. Amusement rides, an animal petting barn, and a pioneer village are sure to keep you and your kids entertained for a full day.

4. Beat the Heat


There are many lakes and ponds around Minneapolis and no shortage of places to swim or get a tan. Cedar Lake East Beach is a relaxing place to cool off and forget you’re in the middle of a city. Fort Snelling State Park has a beach and offers great fishing and wildlife spotting. A favorite among families, Lake Nokomis is one of three sailing lakes in the Minneapolis park system and offers many other recreational opportunities. The Twin Cities also run several water parks including North Commons Water Park, Jim Lupient Water Park, and Highland Park Aquatic Center.

5. Stay in a Family-Friendly Rental With MinnestayManor on the River Pool Table


This summer, pack up the kids and experience Minneapolis together for a fun family getaway. Choose from an array of vacation rentals in the Twin Cities area that range from lake cabins to luxury estates. Each day holds something new when you choose Minnestay, so come and discover all of the delightful summer activities in Minneapolis!

Browse our rentals and start planning your family summer vacation today!