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Planning a Winter Getaway in Burnsville, MN

Whether you are looking to visit family in Minnesota or simply are in need of an inexpensive winter getaway we have got you covered. We have put a guide together for planning a getaway in Burnsville, MN that won’t break the budget while packing in a punch of fun.

Planning a Winter Getaway in Burnsville, MN


Where to Stay

As you plan your winter weekend getaway the first decision to make is where to stay, and Burnsville is the ideal spot. It is a close drive to the Twin Cities, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Twin Cities. Not only is the location ideal, but there are tons of local things to do and see while you are here.

With comfortable accommodations at prices much lower than surrounding areas, you’ll feel right at home in Burnsville. Here are some hotels to consider:

AmericInn & Suites Burnsville – Breakfast included, fitness center, and indoor pool

Wyndham Minneapolis South/Burnsville – Pet friendly, fitness center, and indoor pool

Burnsville Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Complimentary coffee and tea, indoor pool and fitness center

Hampton Inn Burnsville – Free breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi

InTown Suites 

LivINN Hotels – Pet Friendly, onsite guest laundry services, and hot breakfast

Motel 6

Prime Rate Inn – Complimentary snacks and drinks, indoor pool and arcade area


Indoor Fun

If you and your family are looking to dive into Burnsville’s arts & culture – you are in luck! The Ames Center is home to a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, rotating cultural events, and musical acts. All are great options for a family night on the town. If you are thinking about seeing a show, the Guthrie Theater is sure to have great options for you! The Guthrie Theater offers both classic and contemporary plays that will ignite your imagination.

Hotel with a Pool

When it’s cold outside you cannot go wrong with a day spent indoors at the pool. Many of our Burnsville hotels offer indoor pools so you can stay inside while staying active. You can check out our hotel list above noting which hotels include pools.

Shop Until You Drop

There are tons of unique shops and spots to check out while visiting Burnsville. You will find tons of small locally owned stores as well as big box retailers. Learn more about shopping spots here.

Ames Center

This space offers tons of happenings which include theater, concerts, dance and much more. Be sure to view their events and buy your tickets in advance.

Grand Slam Sports

An indoor amusement center for the whole family, Grand Slam Sports features over 30,000 square feet of activities, games, rides and sporting activities, including laser light tag, 18 holes of pirate themed mini-golf, extreme trampoline, video games, batting cages, bumper cars & more! Learn more about packages, parties, and pricing.

ProKart Indoor Racing

Perfect for the kiddos or just for those of us that are big kids at heart. ProKART provides the most exhilarating racing experience available to the public. Specially designed racing karts are capable of speeds approaching 40MPH. Darting around an indoor road course style racetrack featuring long straightways and hairpin turns. ProKART offers walk-in racing, special event races, leagues, bachelor parties, and corporate entertainment. Learn more and book your spot in advance.

SkaterApolis Indoor Skate Park

Winter no longer puts an end to skate time as you can skateboard, skate, and scooter at SkaterApolis indoor skate park. Follow them on Instagram for the latest information and more details.


Winter makes it a bit challenging to stay active, but that is no excuse when there are so many indoor things to do like go roller skating. Learn more about their hours and pricing here.

CMX Odyssey IMAX

Looking for something a bit lower key and relaxing? Head over to the IMAX theater to enjoy the latest and greatest blockbusters on the big screen. Find their showtimes and ticket options here.


Premium real life escape game experience where players will be challenged in this attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from their private game. Explore their game options today.

Burnsville Ice Center

Lace up those skates and hit the ice at this indoor rink. The Ice Center offers skate rental, public skating time, skate sharpening, and lessons. View their schedule and pricing here.


Outdoor Fun


Buck Hill

Buck Hill offers sixteen different runs to skiers and snowboarders with all abilities, as well as snow tubing. They also have ten lifts and one of the best snowmaking systems in the Midwest. View Buck Hill’s full list of activities and events today.


Alimagnet Park

This 178-acre community park offers a large public off-leash dog park as well as cross country skiing trails. Find location details here.


Plan Your Winter Getaway Today


Whether you are looking to visit loved ones, plan a little family getaway or a romantic weekend away Burnsville is the perfect destination with endless options. Be sure to check out more things to do during your visit here.


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