What could be more thrilling than floating your way down the Mississippi River by kayak?! Paddle Bridge offers guided kayaking tours which wind you through the river gorge into Downtown's Harriet Island, offering stunning views, bird watching and more.
But your summer adventure wishlist isn’t complete without a stop at Mall of America—the largest mall in the country. Here, there’s something for everyone, with hundreds of stores and restaurants, plus a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, a full-service cinema, and the SEA LIFE aquarium. Families will also love the Crayola Experience and the FlyOver America simulator, plus endless eateries and rest stops—err, shops—along the way.
For those looking for an outdoor amusement, head to Valleyfair in Shakopee. With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair offers fun for the whole family. Teenagers love the rollercoasters and gut-dropping power towers, while little ones can enjoy Planet Snoopy. On a warm summer day, pack a swimsuit for Soak City—Valleyfair’s on-site waterpark—which features drop slides, a lazy river, a kiddy pool, and more.