As the kids head back-to-school many parents and grandparents can breathe a sigh of relief. While you enjoy the quieter days of the kids being away this is the time to start thinking about MEA, also known as fall break, which will be here before you know it.
Fall break in Minnesota will begin on October 19th, this year and that makes this the perfect time to plan a long weekend away for the whole family. Plan on meeting up with adult children, spending time with young children and grandchildren, or plan a weekend away with your gal pals by heading to Burnsville.
When planning to meet up with loved ones, take the kids for a long weekend or just spend time with the entire family Burnsville is where it’s at. Burnsville has been touted as the ideal destination for cost, convenience, peace of mind, and location, being at the heart of all the Twin Cities happenings without being in the hustle and bustle of the big city.
When planning for fall break start by booking your stay. You can find the best deals on hotels by booking early. The days of finding a stellar deal on last minute bookings are a thing of the past, so book early for the best rates.
We know that hotel rates are not everything, so be sure to check out all of the hotels in Burnsville as you will find a ton of great amenities like: pet-friendly, indoor pool, free breakfast, free parking, free wifi, and much more.
Now that you have booked your hotel now it’s time to start planning everything you will do during this long weekend. Below we break down some ideas by age range to help plan the best getaway.
One of the greatest joys is spending time with family which includes our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and anyone else you call family. For those of us planning a getaway with young children here are some of our favorite attractions:
Enjoy 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! It’s an indoor amusement center for the whole family!
Get ready to fulfill your need for speed as you reach speeds approaching 40MPH around an indoor road course style racetrack featuring long straightaways and hairpin turns. Minimum age for driving is 13. Ages 8-12 must complete a Kid’s Driving School which can be scheduled by calling the track.
Get ready to skate, scooter, rollerblade and more. The best part is that this is all indoors allowing you to escape the weather outside. If you do have a little skater in your life be sure you stop by the locally owned, Zombie Boardshop for some new gear.
Life is more fun on wheels! Lace up your skates and get ready to show your kids how it’s done as you feel the nostalgia of cruising the rink on four wheels. In addition to skating you will also find an arcade for even more fun!
This 40-acre park is located on the north side of Cliff Road, just east of the Nicollet Avenue intersection. The park is home to the new Burnsville Lions Playground and a splash pad (during the summer months).
Kids all grown up or just taking advantage of the long weekend to catch up with friends? No problem, we have got you covered. Check out our favorite attractions for adults:
Burnsville’s premium real life escape game experience! Located at the Burnsville Center, 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.
Art and wine, is there any better combination? Tap into your inner Picasso while you enjoy a glass of vino. No experience needed, just come ready to have lots of fun.
A little known fact is that Burnsville offers a ton of unique locally owned shops. Some must see unique shopping spots to checkout include:
Offers a wide variety of home décor items, bath & body products, accessories, unique gifts for all occasions and so much more! Located in Burnsville’s popular Heart of the City.
Gift shop featuring all things cozy and uplifting! Hand poured soy candles, clothing, spa items, and more!
Find unique holistic wellness products including tinctures, gummies, and salves for people and pets.
The name says it all, you will be drooling when you step through their doors as you are greeted by all things chocolate and sweet!
This list is definitely not comprehensive, as there are truly endless things to do, see, and eat while you are in Burnsville. While you are visit us don’t forget to tag us in your photos @experienceburnsville and use #myburnsville in your photos for a chance to be featured on our page!