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Come to Bloomington, Minnesota NOW, There is NO Better Time!

March 28, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Bloomington is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and kid-friendly hotels. 

Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, they’ve got you covered!  Bloomington is home to the shopping mecca Mall of America®, adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Here are some of the fantastic reasons to come to Bloomington this year:

New Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel Now Open

The $115 million hotel, which features 500 luxurious, fashion-inspired rooms and 26,300 square feet of event space, is located on the South side of Mall of America and offers the only accommodations to be directly connected to the mall via skyway.  A state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool, as well as FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, which features regional Minnesota cuisine inspired by the flavors of real burning wood will delight all travelers who plan a stay at this stunning property.  Complementing the hotel’s unique location, the Radisson Blu offers a shopping program for guests looking for an elevated shopping experience while in town. From a dedicated concierge, personal shopper, bag pick-up, unique packages and access to the over 500 specialty shops, the program will offer a tailored itinerary for any guests who seek a range of experiences from the simple to lavish.

New Stores + Tax-Free Shopping = Bring Your Comfortable Shoes!

Mall of America has welcomed a bevy of new stores to the largest indoor shopping and entertainment complex.  Bring an extra empty suitcase for all of the treasures you will find at the following new retailers: Carhartt, Intelligent Nutrients, RUUM Kids, Sabon, Sigma Beauty, Tervis, Blast Blow Dry Bar, Foreign Exchange and Victorinox.  Browse through luxury retailers Henri Bendel, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and Stuart Weitzman.

Share in the Holiday Cheer, Bloomington, Minnesota Style

With no tax on all clothing and shoes purchases in Minnesota, there is no better place to shop for family and friends during the holiday season.  Visit 520 stores and more than 50 restaurants while inside Mall of America.  During the holiday season, Mall of America turns into a winter wonderland with decorations galore, festive vocal groups performing the holiday favorites and Santa Claus, of course!  The holiday season kicks into high gears in November, with Santa’s arrival and Black Friday shopping at midnight.  Then, after the madness of the holidays, shop rock bottom prices on all winter merchandise with deep clearance sales.  Stores are making room for arriving Spring merchandise and are offering deep discounts on everything winter.  Shop end-of-season clearance sales quarterly.  Bring your comfortable shoes and bring an empty suitcase for all of the treasures you will take home.

Bloomington/Mall of America Visitor Guide – Your Ultimate Travel Resource

The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau has the ultimate resource for everything Bloomington, Minneapolis and Saint Paul related.  Visit to download a copy of the Bloomington/Mall of America Visitors Guide, featuring everything hip and happening in Bloomington.  Plus, while on the site, download coupons for area attractions, restaurants and hotel stays and take a peek at the Calendar of Events, so you do not miss out on a single event taking place this year!  Visit the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website at for detailed itineraries, calendar of events, affordable getaway packages and The Big Ticket™ attraction pass.

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