WOW! This hotel is a vacation all in itself. It is so much fun! There is something for everyone. The indoor park is incredible. We went in the winter and spent 3 days doing nothing but swimming. The kids loved it. The water is warm. There are slides, a wave pool, a ton of little kid area, a lazy river, and a surfing pool. The fun never ends. Plus, there are restaurants within the hotel. The rates were reasonable for all of the fun that was included!
Flahertys is a great bowling alley. They have a very clean environment. There are a lot of lanes and they offer bumper bowling. The prices are just what they should be and they often offer coupons. In addition to the bowling lanes they have a full menu with great food. They also have an arcade that can help keep the kids busy. What a fun way to spend part of a day!
Legoland is a very fun place for the kids to play. They have the big duplo type legos for the little kids. The older kids can build on tables with legos. Or, they can construct their very own car and race it down a raceway. My kids love to stop here while we are shopping to get a break. It's a great place to stop if you have to nurse a baby too while the other ones play! The store has a lot to offer as well. They have a ton of different legos and they are actually very reasonably priced.
This bookstore is the cutest little bookstore. It is on Grand and is in a fun environment. Kids LOVE looking around in here as there is so much to offer. They also offer a very fun storytime. They have one for the infant crowd and one for the preschool crowd. They have a great selection. A very fun place to check out if you're looking for a good gift.
If you are looking for a particular book and want to pick up some office supplies while you are there Jankes is the place to go. They have it all. They also have a selection of wedding invitations and greeting cards. The staff working are as helpful as if you go to the library. They know their books. It is a great place to go shop and take your time looking at all of the different products.
Juut has a lot to offer. They not only are a great salon, but they also have very fun massages and spa services that they offer. The stylists have always been very friendly. They do a great job of understanding what I am wanting and making sure I am happy. At the Roseville salon they even have stylists training in so it is possible to get a good deal on your service.
The Bibelot is a GREAT place to shop for gifts for someone who is hard to buy for. They have things that are so different from your traditional stores. They reach out to all different styles as well. It is even fun just to go look through the store and see all of the new products! The Bibelot has a lot to offer! It is one of my favorite shops on Grand Ave.
Emma Krumbee's is such a fun place to visit in the fall! They have apples and pumpkins to pick. They offer a fun hayride. There is a petting zoo for the children. Kids have a blast! They also sell some already made pie that is delicious! Emma Krumbees can become a yearly tradition that kids look forward to! Ours do anyway!
Minnetonka Orchards offers a ton of fun for the family. They have apples and pumpkins that as a family you can go pick. You get there by going on a fun hayride. The kids tend to like the tractor more than riding on the hay :) They have a fun play area for the kids while you all sit and enjoy your caramel apples or pie. It is a very fun environment and well worth the drive.
Let's Dish offers you so much flexibility with dinnertime. You go on a Saturday and put together a bunch of meals. They have all of the ingredients ready and the recipes are right there. Each month their entrees change. You can choose those your family would like. They provide the containers. You take anywhere from 8-12 meals home that are ready to stick in the oven and enjoy with very little prep work. It is a fabulous idea!