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Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Family Getaway to Burnsville, MN

There is no lack of activities and experiences to be had on your next getaway to Burnsville, Minnesota! If you have yet to visit the Burnsville Area during the spring time then now is your chance.


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The snow has melted and temperatures are rising. Flowers are starting to bloom, greenery is thriving in the parks, and patio dining is calling your name. Although any time of year is a good time to visit Burnsville, spring is great because we can get outdoors without having to bundle up. Here is everything you need to know to plan your family spring getaway to the Burnsville, MN area.




Burnsville is a great, affordable family getaway. The city and surrounding areas offer an ample number of family-friendly places to enjoy. Burnsville truly has a spot to please everyone.

For active members of the family, there are plenty of places to experience adventuresome activities. Grand Slam is the ultimate indoor amusement center. Activities include laser tag, x-treme trampoline, play zone, go-karts, mini golf, a video arcade, and batting cages. ProKart Indoor Racing Burnsville is an unsurpassed indoor racing experience. Burnsville’s own Buck Hill, is Minnesota’s true one-stop destination for fun. Indulge in favorite activities like skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and mountain biking!

For an educational experience take the family to the Minnesota Zoo. With over 4,200 animals from 500 species coming from five continents, everyone in the family will be sure to see their favorite animals. To ensure entry, Reserve Your Tickets Here.




There are many scenic nature sights to be explored in Burnsville, Minnesota. From the county parks like Terrace Oaks West Park equipped with walking and mountain bike trails, and playground equipment to Alimagnet Park. The 178-acre community park lies on the shores of the Alimagnet Lake. This park offers cross-country skiing and walking trails, an award-winning dog park, and fields for sports like football, soccer, softball, and baseball.

Burnsville’s Crystal Lake Park is a popular location where locals and visitors can go to enjoy the city’s largest lake! Enjoy water activities, sunbathing, a full playground, and more! Check out our full guide to Crystal Lake Park.

Downtown Burnsville offers a unique way to shop, dine, and explore. The Heart of the City was recently renovated and includes a variety of restaurants and shops. Nicollet Commons Park is usually the focal point of this downtown treasure but is currently under construction, there are some exciting new water features being added for extra fun coming soon!




Burnsville has a wide variety of cuisine – there is something for everyone in the family. Early risers, can indulge in an expansive variety of breakfast spots suitable for even the pickiest eaters. Love Brunch? Bring the whole crew to some of the best brunch spots in the area. Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, a Burnsville favorite, is one to surely not miss. Be sure to check out the full list of restaurants.




Burnsville is perfectly located just miles away from some of the nation’s TOP shopping spots! Most popular, and a must-visit while in Minnesota is the Mall of America®. It offers over 520 stores! MOA® is one of the best shopping spots in the nation and is also home to the largest indoor theme park in the United States! The kids will love Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America® for a memorable experience for everyone.  

If you prefer to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the busy city, visit Burnsville Center. This shopping center houses dozens of stores! Twin Cities Premium Outlets is another option located just a few miles away from the heart of Burnsville! This outlet mall has everyone’s favorite stores and more!

There are some unique local shops in Burnsville, MN that are worth the trip like Zombie Boardshop known for having all the gear you need to get on a board no matter the season!




Whatever the reason that brings you to the Burnsville area, there’s a place for you to stay that can accommodate the entire family! Our hotels offer affordable prices and high-quality amenities to fit everyone’s needs. Stay at one of these nine Burnsville hotels!

Burnsville offers a variety of things to do, places to eat and drink, and places to stay on your next spring getaway. Be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MyBurnsville.




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