Vacation for Shopaholics: Things to do in Mall of America

The biggest mall in America, called Mall of America, opened back in 1992 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  This is definitely the best place for shopaholics to vacation, because there are more than five hundred stores for you to wander through as you find one deal after another.  The best part is that the Mall of America hours are from ten in the morning until half past nine at night, Monday through Saturday, and eleven in the morning until seven in the evening on Sundays.  This means that you can shop until you drop for hours every day of the week! And if you have another upcoming trip, you probably can find a few travel essentials on sale and readily available for purchase. Or if you want to get something for that traveler on your list, this is not a bad place to start! And if you have a teen, you’ll probably want to add this to list of things to do with your teen.

Of course, there are plenty of other things to do in Mall of America, so you can return day after day for all your entertainment and activity needs.  Plus, that is excellent news if you are traveling with others who do not love shopping as much as you do!

Here are 4 extraordinary Mall of America activities that you may want to consider during your visit:

1. Visit the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
Credits: SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

This aquarium is phenomenal, especially considering it is in the middle of a mall!  During your time there, you can see tons of marine life, plus you will be able to interact with many of them in the touch pools.  Don’t forget to make time to wander through the underground tunnel, so you can see sharks swimming all around you.

2. Take a Ride on FlyOver America

FlyOver America - Things to do in Mall of America
Credits: FlyOver America

This virtual reality ride will have you taking a simulated breathtaking journey through the United States as you see many of the infamous landmarks, while also feeling the wind and mist of those regions.

3. Play a Round of Golf at Moose Mountain Adventure Golf

Moose Mountain Adventure Golf - Things to do in Mall of America
Credits: Moose Mountain Adventure Golf

Mini-golf lovers will have a blast on this eighteen-hole mini golf course that includes features like a bi-plane, logging truck, and steam.  And don’t worry, you can’t miss the life size horses and moose that appear before you on the course!

4. Visit Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe - Things to do in Mall of America

This happens to be the largest indoor theme park in the nation, and you can explore all seven acres of it when you are visiting the biggest mall in America.  You can pay per ride or you can simply purchase an all-day pass and spend the entire day going on the rides, meeting the Nickelodeon characters, and shopping at the souvenir shops.  Talk about a great vacation with the kids!

The best part about the Mall of America is that they have an excellent shop and stay package that will allow you to stay at one of the adjacent hotels during your time there.  If you choose this package, you will also receive a hot breakfast each morning, free shuttle service to and from the mall, and a coupon book for even more deals at the stores that you love!

Everyone loves the Mall of America, so if you have never been, you need to put it on the list for one of your next vacation adventures! And if you’re really into malls with indoor park and want an adventure, add this to your bucket list – The Dubai Mall – a huge mall with an indoor park.

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