Plan your trip to Minnesota
Minnesota is an ideal destination for planning a fun-filled family getaway in the heart of the Midwest. The Land of 10,000 Lakes certainly lives up to it’s name if you are looking for a family vacation on the water. Take a trip up to the North Shore and take in the picturesque beauty of Lake Superior, or head further north to the Boundary Waters. If you are looking for more of a metropolitan getaway, try Minneapolis/St. Paul area where you can visit one of the nation’s largest shopping centers, Mall of America, or take in a baseball game at the home of the 2014 MLB All Star Game, Target Field. Let your family experience the Northwoods beauty of central and northern Minnesota, or head to the Twin Cities for your own unique “big city” getaway.
Featured Family Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Family time is truly endless at Superior Shores! This year-round destination offers cozy lodging options sure to accommodate the whole family, along with a variety of activities to keep everyone busy! From golf to fishing to evening bonfires, everything you need for a fun family vacation is right here!
There are the motel rooms with kitchenettes, and back decks overlooking the lake. The there's the cozy yet spacious one to three-bedroom cabins. Solbakken Resort has the lodging that brings out the best in a Minnesota North Shore family vacation. There's something for everybody to love when you stay at Solbakken Resort!
Boyd Lodge is the perfect destination for your next Northern Minnesota family vacation. The lodge has weekly planned family activities – participate in as many as you want! The lodge also features an outdoor heated swimming pool and boat/pontoon rentals.
With more recreational offerings than anywhere else in the Midwest, Madden's is the best place to bring the entire family! Golf, visit the spa, take a ski lesson, fish, rent a bike, play horseshoes, splash around in Gull Lake or simply relax on the beach. There's never a dull moment at Madden's!
Campfire Bay Resorts is the ultimate getaway for families! You and your family will be able to stay in cozy cabins along the shore and be only steps away from fun activities. Enjoy jewelry making, woodworking, and pop bottle rockets! The kids will love the water bouncer on the lake, the ice cream cafe, and an onsite game room!
It's as if you're drawn to this place. A sense of belonging, like family. At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, family comes first. That's why there are so many different fun things to do for the whole family. Kids Kamp, for ages 4-12, with hiking and biking and other activities is just one example. So whatever the ages, from one to ninety-two, you're sure...
Your Minnesota family vacation is all about quality time at Hiawatha Beach Resort. Start with the Monday fishing seminar and wiener roast. The kids will love daily planned activities like scavenger hunts and rocket building. And the whole family will enjoy tubing, fishing and the Leech Lake sandbars!
Family activities and adventure await you at the diverse Timber Trail Lodge & Resort. You'll find free waterfront action for kids, including kayaks, a natural sand beach, hiking and naturalist activities, or enjoy a Boundary Waters excursion right from your lakeside cabin. The resort is also conveniently located near the town Ely and the...
Nelson's Resort is a peaceful new world of hiking trails, a playground, swimming at the beach, volleyball and a game room -- and that's just at the resort! A golf course is just up the road, and guided fishing trips take you through a vast variety of lakes; the lodge restaurant offers a kid's menu. This is a destination the whole family can agree...
If you want to bring the entire family, ask about a stay in the seven-bedroom cabin #5 with sleeping room for up to 15 people. There's plenty of room to spare! It's the perfect way to enjoy all that Ballard's Resort has to offer in the Great North woods! The kids will love the chance to cast their first line, while you'll enjoy the refreshing...
Kids roam and explore freely on Ludlow's private island, where the entire resort is reserved exclusively for registered guests. Games on your screened porch. S'mores on the beach. A ride in the Ludlow's amphibious car, fishing derbys off the dock, and building sandcastles with mom and dad...these are all memories of a lifetime!
Good Ol' Days Resort offers a wide variety of fun organized activities during peak and high peaks seasons. Take part in a fishing contest, minnow races or a sand sculpting contest. An ice cream social is the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer afternoon! Kids will love the outdoor playground equipment or spending a day at the beach!
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