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!
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!
The whole family will love the family-owned Grand View Lodge. A seasonal Social Director conducts planned activities for all ages including horseback riding, bonfires, bingo and much more. There's an indoor pool with 110-foot waterslide right onsite, a beautiful lake beach, plus a fitness center and a complete game room. With so many things to do...
This Holiday Inn Express features the Three Bear Waterpark, which will keep your kids entertained all day. If they grow tired of swimming, the hotel also has the Grizzly Games Arcade Room. For the ultimate family-fun vacation, stay in one of the Kids Cabin Suites, where kids can sleep in bunk beds.
Enjoy old fashioned family fun at Brindley's Harbor Resort! Their lakeside location provides you with days of excitement, whether your idea of an ideal family vacation is a day on the beach or exploring the north woods. The resort offers an onsite harbor with 37 slips right onto Leech Lake, so it's easy to explore the waters on a fishing trip or...
Eagle Ridge has the Lutsen family vacation you've been looking for! Cozy mountainside accommodations offer a range of amenities such as fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs to make your stay even more special. Enjoy the beautiful views from your room but make sure to also go out and explore. Eagle Ridge's prime location puts you a short walk to the Alpine...
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!
River Point embodies what makes a week at the lake a great Minnesota family tradition. In the pristine Northwoods, outdoor recreation abounds and distractions like TV and video games are better left in the city. Reconnect on the kids' first fishing trip or roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
At Cedar Valley, Minnesota family fun is at your fingertips! Stop by the resort's outfitters to rent tubes, canoes and cross country skis. Then hit the Root River Trail or float down the river; they're both right on site. There are also volleyball and basketball courts, a Frisbee golf course and more!
Whether your idea of family fun involves fishing, dining or relaxing with a movie on your own flat screen TV - you'll find it here at Ash-Ka-Nam Resort! The Minnesota outdoors is one giant playground all year, whether exploring on snowmobiles or pontoons. Return to your cozy cabin each night for a taste of home!
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!
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!
Minnesota Travel Articles
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Minnesota Top List Picks
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