MULTIPLE CITIES, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Get out of the city and get back to nature with thousands of acres of parks, miles
of paved trails, numerous pristine lakes and championship golf all tucked in the
Minneapolis Northwest area. Located 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the
Minneapolis Northwest area provides close proximity to the city hype with the laid-back feel of a real vacation.
Catching home run balls, winding down waterslides and pedaling through nature will
make the entire family smile. Take the family out to the ballpark to see the Minnesota
Twins at Target Field for the day; it’s an easy taxi ride if you don’t like city driving. Maybe
waterslides are more your speed. Holiday Inn and Suites in Maple Grove offers guests
access to their indoor Venetian Waterpark, featuring 25,000 square feet of water fun.
Not too far down the road is Bunker Beach Water Park, highlighting Minnesota’s largest
outdoor wave pool, a lazy river and six towering waterslides. Hop on your bike and pedal
your way through winding trails starting at the Elm Creek Park Reserve onto the Shingle
Creek Regional Trail and Rush Creek Regional Trail. Make a pit stop at the Coon Rapids
Dam to see the mighty Mississippi River.
With no sales tax on clothing and shoes, plan a day or two to scope out the Minneapolis
Northwest shopping scene. Take a stroll through Minnesota’s first lifestyle shopping
center, the Arbor Lakes shopping and dining district. With more than 150 businesses,
including unique, independent stores, specialty chains and your favorite national brands,
Arbor Lakes has it all. On a budget? Albertville Premium Outlets, located only a few miles
north of the area, always offers the best deals throughout the 100 store outlet center. To
top it off, Mall of America is only a short drive away. Featuring more than 500 stores,
Mall of America is a shopper’s haven.
Finding a quick order breakfast, lunch for two, or dinner for 10 is never a problem in the
Minneapolis Northwest area. Choose from more than 200 local and chain restaurants to
satisfy any food mood. Order a coffee and croissant to go at Chez Arnaud, a unique French
bakery in Maple Grove. Cozy up to the bar at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano for a glass of
wine and Italian-inspired appetizers with friends. Make a date night at Pittsburgh Blue
and spoil yourselves with a flawlessly cooked steak. Satisfy your sweet tooth by skipping
right to dessert and indulging in a Nadia Cakes cupcake or a make-your-own frozen
yogurt masterpiece at CherryBerry.
Unwind from a day of fun and adventure at one of the 19 Minneapolis Northwest area
hotels, offering guests the perk of FREE, available parking. With an array of options to
choose from, you are bound to find the relaxing accommodations you want when away
2015 Event Highlights
Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Summer Faire, Thursdays, July & August, Maple Grove
Life Time Tri Maple Grove, August 22, Maple Grove
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze, September & October, Brooklyn Park
Mistletoe and Memories Holiday Events, November-January 2016, Maple Grove