Vacations don’t have to be expensive. Don’t get stressed out about the costs of taking an expensive vacation to the Caribbean as there are many cheaper vacation options available. If you are looking for a great destination where you can enjoy the sunshine and the water, while sticking to a budget, then look no further than a Minnesota vacation.
Minnesota vacations are more popular than you may think. Minnesota summers are gorgeous and the state has great activities and resorts for you to enjoy while you are on vacation. Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes which means that there is a ton of water for you to enjoy on your vacation.
If you are looking for some great resort areas to visit, Minnesota has some great options for you. Detroit Lakes is a very popular destination for many vacationers. This area has 412 lakes in the area and has a mile-long beach that is sure to be enjoyed by all on your vacation. Summer doubles the population of this town so you know it’s a great place to visit. This area can provide your family with endless swimming, boating, golfing, shopping, and hiking. It is a great family destination that won’t break the bank.
Another great resort area to check out is Alexandria, Minnesota. This town’s slogan is “easy to find, hard to leave” and that couldn’t be more truthful. This area is beautiful and has plenty for your family to do. Alexandria is located right on Interstate 94, 110 miles from Fargo, ND and 131 miles from Minneapolis, MN. Once you have gotten to Alexandria you will find that the area is brimming with water as there are over 385 lakes in the area. There are great resorts in the area, Brophy Lake Resort and Eden Acres II, which will provide your family with a great place to stay as well as water to enjoy. This resort area is great for everyone as you can swim, ski, boat, fish, golf, hike, bicycle, shop, and relax here.
If the resort areas aren’t your thing, don’t worry as Minnesota has so much more to offer. Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN offer you a wide plethora of things to do. The Mall of America is located here and can provide your entire family with a day’s worth of activities. The Twin Cities also boasts a wide variety of pro sports team, so check out a game or two while you are on vacation.
If you want to spend your vacation at an amusement park than check out Valley Fair Amusement Park, which is located east of Shakopee, Minnesota ( 25 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.) This amusement park opened in 1976 and has grown a lot since then. It is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest and is sure to be a hit with your entire family. Valley Fair sits on 90 acres of land and has more than 75 rides and attractions, including 8 roller coasters. It also has its own water park, Soak City Waterpark, which is the perfect way to spend a hot summer day in Minnesota.
Minnesota truly is a great family vacation destination. Compare the costs of bringing your whole family someplace tropical with a Minnesota vacation and you will see how affordable it is. To take advantage of the most that Minnesota can offer you see a travel agent. A travel agent can provide you with places to stay as well as a list of entertainment and activities that you can enjoy on your vacation. No matter where you choose to go, a resort area or the cities, Minnesota is a great vacation destination that will leave you and your family wanting to come back for more.