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
An outdoor playground, a large onsite beach and an indoor swimming pool are just a few of the amenities that make Wilderness Resort Villas a great venue for your next family vacation. Rent a boat to explore the far-reaching boundaries of Middle Cullen Lake, or to find the nearest fishing hot spot! Choose from one of the 15 cabins, all...
With 75 years of experience under their belt, Woodland Beach Resort knows a thing or two about family vacations. Just a short two-hour drive from the Twin Cities, you will discover a world of adventure. Take one of the resort's kayaks, canoes, or paddle boats out on Bay Lake or kick back on the sand beach. Your family can also enjoy a long list of...
All year long, Cyrus Resort keeps your family entertained. The resort holds one of the only outdoor pools in Northwest Minnesota, plus a festive game room in the lodge, a paddleboat and a playground. And Lake of the Woods is a terrific destination for ice fishing and snowmobiling!
Dickerson's is a family-owned beach resort that provides classic Minnesota family vacations. Family members of all ages will love the traditions of hayrides, campfires, s'mores and more. Homemade donuts, coffee and juice are served on Sundays. It's a great time to kick back with family!
With its endless activities and spacious lodging, Zippel Bay makes for pure Minnesota family fun in the great outdoors. An outdoor pool, swing set and game room are terrific onsite amenities for the kids. Everyone will love exploring the lake, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing on your Minnesota family vacation.
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...
Make those unforgettable family vacation memories when you stay at Fair Hills Resort! With an 80 year history of being an active family resort, Fair Hills is the ultimate Minnesota family destination. During family weeks there are free sports lessons and scheduled recreation activities! From fishing to horseback riding to tennis, everyone will find...
Bring your Minnesota family vacation to Arrowwood! Take a pontoon cruise together or try activity programs hosted by the staff. The kids will love cookie decorating and craft time, and the whole family can get together for campfire s'mores at the end of the day! Accommodations include spacious guestrooms with full kitchens, or townhomes for...
Bring your family to this nature-filled Minnesota getaway, and rediscover the outdoors in pure comfort. Five Lakes Resort accommodations are ideal for indoor games, and there are plenty of trails for hiking and biking. Shopping is in nearby Vergas. Or, visit Fair Hills for live entertainment and more!
At The Historic Afton House Inn, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Whether they want the classical luxury that comes with age, or they want to enjoy the fine onsite dining, the whole family is sure to have a great time. Make some family history at The Historic Afton House Inn!
Entertain every member of your family from the shores of beautiful Leech Lake at the BlueWater Lodge. Leech Lake is a desirable Minnesota fishing location, and you're just steps away from the waters; the resort's marina offers boat slips that make it easy to take the kids out to cast their first line. Or, you can just spend a day swimming and...
Family trips benefit from the opportunities of Hampton Inn Duluth. Take the family to historic Glensheen Mansion, on an Alpine-like ski trip, or come in the heat of summer to swim the cool waters of Lake Superior. There's so much to do, everybody in the family will find something they'll love!
Minnesota Travel Articles
Discover an awe-inspiring destination in Northwest Minnesota, where you will find over 1,000 lakes and streams and a breathtaking natural setting unlike any place you’ve ever visited before. Welcome... more
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Minnesota Top List Picks
Towering pines, rolling grasslands, and pristine lakes highlight Minnesota's Northwoods. Reconnect with nature in this idyllic setting, which showcases unique wildlife wandering through the forest.... more
Located about two-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities metro, Otter Tail County is one of Minnesota's premier family vacation destinations. Home to more than 1,000 lakes and streams, or ten... more