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Back to School Getaway this Fall

LocalEYES Itineraries
Use these itineraries recommended by locals to help plan your unique trip to the Lakeville and Twin Cities area!  Lakeville hotels have taken active steps to welcome guests safely and are minutes to the Mall of America, Twin Cities Premium Outlets and the unique and boutique shops in Lakeville.

Can’t shop all day?  So much to do in the great outdoors including the Minnesota Zoo!  And of course indoor socially distanced fun such as an escape room, movie theater, bowling alleys, Minnesota Zoo and over 60 restaurants including patio dining and breweries!

Lakeville MN is close to shopping! Mall of America, Twin Cities Premium Outlets and Medford Outlet Center

DAY 1
Where else but the world famous Mall of America in Bloomington for BACK TO SCHOOL shopping! The Mall is minutes from your Lakeville hotel and offers a listing of Open Stores for your convenience during COVID times.  https://mallofamerica.com/NowOpen

Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Aquarium are great distractions for the kids.  If you seek additional fun, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, FlyOver America and Crayola Experience await!

Plenty of family friendly Lakeville restaurants to choose from if you choose to dine close to your hotel or order pizza to go so you have time to enjoy the hotel pool!

Or wind down the evening fishing along the shores of beautiful Lake Marion, Orchard Lake or Valley Lake. Or take a drive and enjoy the great fall scenery.

Bowlero in Lakeville MN offers 38 lanes, an arcade, laser tag and food/beverage served lane-side

DAY 2
The Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan are your answer for deals and steals! Since you could spend all day in over 100 Outlet Stores including; Nike, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour and Vera Bradley. Covered walkways offer a comfortable shopping experience but still allows the opportunity to relish in the outdoors.  The mall offers wheelchair and stroller rental for your convenience.

Stop at Applewood Apple Orchard in Lakeville and start a new tradition of apple picking. Or hunt for the Great Pumpkin at one of our pumpkin farms.

Pick up school supplies at Lakeville’s Walmart, Target and variety of other great retail outlets.

Spend the evening in some old school bowling fun at Bowlero, with 38 lanes, laser tag, craft cocktails and amazing food served lane-side.

ESCAPE MSP in historic downtown Lakeville MN

DAY 3
Medford Outlet Center in Medford is a great place to pick up what you still need.  Located south along I-35, it may be a great stop on your way back home.

How about a family game night at an escape room?  Escape MSP is located right in historic Downtown Lakeville and always has great missions.  It’s walking distance to many great family friendly eateries.

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