For more than 30 years the Mall of America (MOA) has long been a tourist attraction in Minnesota. Offering all the standard shops, restaurants, and services that you expect from a mall, but more. The Mall of America takes fun, excitement, and shopping to the next level.  Just as it has since everyday since opening day over 30 years ago.

Today we at Minnestay thought we would take you on a tour of this marvelous place, taking you through its stores, restaurants, and everything that makes it special and when your feet feel like they can’t take another step, your arms and shoulders are aching from the bags of goodies you have purchased, and your brain begs for quiet, coming home to our Minnesota hideaways will bring you peace, respite, and relaxation!

Exterior of the Mall of America

Where is the Mall of America?

The Mall of America is located at 60 E Broadway in Bloomington, Minnesota just 15 minutes away from Minneapolis.  The mall offers four levels of shops, restaurants, services, play options, and entertainment venues. Today, the Mall of America offers more than your ordinary shopping experience.  Which is perhaps one of the reasons it has outlasted so many other malls.

There are 520 shops in the mall, ensuring that whatever you need, you will find it there, including stores you might expect such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Yankee Candle, but its high-end stores such as Armani Exchange, Gucci Accessories, and Christian Louboutin that will make you want to move in and make it in your own private residence.

The Mall of America is Great Year-Round

What makes the Mall of America so fun year-round?  It is completely accessible from the elements.  Rain, Sun, Snow, and everything in-between, the Mall of America was built to be accessible year-round.  From the time you enter the parking lot, your party will be weather protected.  Inside, the Mall has so many fun activities for everyone in your party to enjoy.

Family Fun at the Mall of America

Shoppers in the Mall of America

Spending dedicated time with your family during your Minnesota getaway is something that you treasure. Rain or shine the Mall of America offers a large variety of  family friendly activities. Fun adventures galore that will make everyone in your family smile. The Fair at 4 gives guest a county fair experience offering midway games, carnival games, and a go kart track while the Lego Store is always a good time. This mall also offers Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and SEA LIFE Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon “tank” filled with your favorite creatures from under the sea!  Does your family like to climb?  The Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course is great for the entire family.  Sail through the tallest sky trail rope course in the world.

Did you know that The Mall of America also has one of the largest indoor amusement parks in the country if not the largest?   Covering seven acres of attractions including entertainment like meeting Nickelodeon Characters. Roller coasters aren’t just a summer attraction at the MOA.  The Nickelodeon Universe takes children of all ages on fun adventures.  It is always 72 degrees inside, and the park is open year-round from 10AM -9PM.

Date Night Ideas at the Mall of America

This mall is an entertainment venue as well and because date night doesn’t have to end with the start of a new vacation experience, your Minnestay adventures can include a night out with your favorite traveling partner. Laugh the night away at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, watch the latest movie release at B&B Theaters Bloomington 13, or book a great escape at The Escape Game and problem solve your way out of one of their many themed rooms.

Dining Options in the Mall of America

Dining at the mall has never been this amazing and with over 50 restaurants offering a seat at their tables, we are sure you will find something that will appeal to everyone in your traveling party. It’s not just food court restaurants here, although MOM does Behihana Grill offer those as well. The Mall of America invites you to take a seat in front of the world famous Benihana grill, to sample the farm to table goodness of FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, or to eat dessert first at Sugar Factory Express; these are just a few examples of the restaurants that will make your tummy very happy during your MOM exploits.

Come Home to Minnestay 

Although it may take a few days to explore all that Mall of America has to offer, you won’t mind at all, as you spend every day eating, shopping, and playing, only to come home to Minnestay and discover that comfort and luxury starts at our doorsteps. Reserve your favorite escape today!