I’m the proud grandparent of four active grandsons and have been lucky enough to have them live close enough to us that we could take little vacation getaways together. One of the most ideal mini vacation getaways here in the Upper Midwest for grandparents and grandchildren is a trip to the Mall of America. It has many interesting things to do both for the grandchildren and grandparents. I’ll name a few of the many activities that are available their and tell you why I think it could be an enjoyable trip.
The Mall of America is located in Bloomington, MN, close to the airport. This mega mall is loaded with stores for the grandparent who loves to shop, restaurants, theater, and many attractions for those fun loving grandchildren. For information on exactly what the Mall of America has to offer, you can request a copy of the Mall of America Visitors Kit, which will be mailed out to you. Check their website to request this if you’re interested in knowing what’s available before you plan your trip to the Mall of America.
My suggestion when you first get to the Mall of America is to purchase the Mall of America Coupon Book at guest services located at the mall’s main entrance. It contains coupons for over 200 stores, restaurants, and attractions valued at more then $1500 in combined savings.
Toddler Tuesdays is a program that provides events, free entertainment and discounts especially for toddlers from 10:AM to 12 Noon on Tuesdays. Kids eat free that day at a number of the participating restaurants including R.Burger, Cantina, Tony Romas and Chipotle, just to name a few. So if Tue. is a day that would work for you on your vacation with those toddler grandchildren, I suggest you check this program out.
Nickelodeon Universal, Underwater Adventures, and Lego land are just a few of the many attractions that those grandchildren will wow over. The Big Ticket Bundle is a 3 day attraction pass that includes wristbands for Nickelodeon Universe, tickets to Underwater Adventure Aquarium and more.
Some of the things that grandparents and grandchildren might enjoy together are Magi Quest, a unique magic adventure destination where imaginations of all ages will run wild, The Amazing Mirror Maze, one of the largest mirror mazes in the world, or Butterfly Bay at Big Green Eco-Park, an exhibit designed to empower kids to participate in earth friendly and energy saving activities.
There are a number of hotel accommodations close to the Mall of America, in a variety of price ranges. Country Inn and Suites has a family fun package that includes unlimited ride tickets to Nickelodeon Universe, tickets to the Underwater Aquarium, the Mall of America Super Savings Coupon, and suite accommodations for one night for 2 adults and 2 children for the price of $273.00. This hotel has shuttle service to the Mall of America, 2 indoor pools, a fitness center, and complimentary breakfast, as well as many other amenities. Senior citizen rates are also available for additional night’s stays without the Mall of America fun package. This would be an ideal hotel for relaxing after your long day of fun and adventures at the Mall of America.
I hope I have enticed some you grandparents to check this vacation option out when looking for one of the best vacations you could take with those precious grandchildren.