Where to Go On Your Next Vacation? Popular Minnesota Destinations

Where to Go On Your Next Vacation? Popular Minnesota Destinations
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Check out some great Minnesota Vacation Destinations!

Are you looking to take a vacation to someplace a little bit out of the ordinary? Sure people love to flock to the tropics and to the mountains, but why not go someplace where you can experience some great character and great people?

Minnesota is a great place to vacation as it has many destinations that are family friendly and affordable. Minnesota vacations are great for people of all ages, which is why you should definitely consider planning your next vacation here.

Some popular Minnesota destinations to consider can be found below.

Minneapolis Guides

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Minneapolis is a city that is full of great activities that your family is sure to love. If you want to do some shopping then visit the Mall of America, which has 4 levels of shops, restaurants, and boutiques to check out. The mall also has an amusement park (Nickelodeon Universe), an aquarium, and Lego Land; which are surely going to please all the kids on your trip. Minneapolis is full of many other great adventures. Check out the sculpture gardens, the sports facilities (Target Field-Minnesota Twins, Target Center- Minnesota Timberwolves, and Mall of America Field- Minnesota Vikings), downtown/uptown, the museums, and so much more. Minneapolis will be able to provide you and your family with a multitude of activities to enjoy on your vacation, which makes it a great destination!

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Enjoying a Twins game in Minneapolis!


If you are looking for a place that isn’t quite as big as Minneapolis but still has a great variety of activities for you to enjoy then check out Alexandria. Alexandria is located right on Interstate 94, only 131 miles west of Minneapolis or 100 miles east of Fargo, ND. It is easy to find but heard to leave! Alexandria is great to visit no matter what season you decide to go. If you come in the summer you will find a great resort town that will allow you to experience some great lake time. Alexandria has over 370 lakes in the area, so finding some water won’t be a problem. These lakes will allow you to do some swimming, boating, water skiing, tubing, and just some great relaxing in the sun. Summer is a great time to visit Alexandria, especially if you want enjoy some time on the water. The winter season allows you to enjoy some great ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing. Alexandria truly has something to offer you year round so definitely consider this as a great vacation destination.

Alexandria Lake Tour

Detroit Lakes

Another great little resort town to visit is Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes is a summer haven! People flock to this area in the summer to take advantage of the great lakes that are in the area. Detroit Lakes has over 412 lakes within 25 miles of the city. The city itself has a great mile long beach that is perfect for swimming. If you check out the beach be sure to also visit one of the great restaurants that line the beach. Summers in Detroit Lakes can’t be beat; in fact the town’s population doubles during the summer season. If you are looking for a great place to do some swimming, fishing, biking, boating, and relaxing than Detroit Lakes is definitely the place you need to visit. The city hosts many festivals and events throughout the year so be sure to check the city out and see if there is anything special going on while you are visiting.

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Lakes in Minnesota are beautiful. Check one out today!

With all the great places you can visit in Minneapolis, why wouldn’t you want to plan your next vacation there!