Twin Cities | Comfort + Unlocking Imagination with Loews Hotel
Traveling the Midwest is one of our favorite things to do. When it comes to traveling and exploring, a little imagination is key. That is why we chose to stay at Loews Minneapolis Hotel in the heart of downtown Minneapolis of the Twin Cities.
Loews Loves Families
After a long day of riding in the car and exploring, getting a good nights rest is important. Especially when you have a list of things to explore. That is why the Loews Minneapolis Hotel was perfect for us to crash each night.
Loews Hotel puts a focus on family travel with their Loews Loves Families packages with two different packages to choose from.
The Family Road Trip Package consists of complimentary breakfast for up to two children, a $30 food and beverage credit, complimentary parking for convenience, and receive a second guest room at 50 percent off.
Northern Explorer Family Package
The Northern Explorer Family Package offered tons of fun for our kids! It included a kids’ Explorer Kit which encouraged to explore downtown Minneapolis. Our kids had never been in the downtown of a big city before, so it was a fun experience. Included in their package were a passport, compass, water bottle, sunglasses, and stuffed friends. After exploring the big city, parents are able to relax and receive a 20% discount on treatments at Embury Spa located in the Loews Hotel.
The Northern Explorer Family Package also includes complimentary breakfast for children and milk and cookies delivered to the room.
No family is the same, that is why not every hotel stay should be the same. I love how Loews Hotels offers different packages to personalize the experience just for you. It makes traveling so much more fun!
After getting a good nights sleep in our hotel every night, we were able to get out and explore the Twin Cities even more.
Minnehaha Falls was pretty neat to see right in the middle of a big city!
The area was filled with hiking trails, rock climbing, a huge area to splash and get wet, biking paths, playground and much more. You could easily pack a lunch and plan to spend an entire day hiking and playing.
After hiking and climbing a bit, we came across this fun creek area where kids were splashing and getting wet. Make sure you bring swimsuits and towels because I did not! But, that did not stop the kids from getting in and splashing around.
Como Zoo was not far from our Loews Hotel and is part of a huge area called the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Located in St. Paul, the whole area is pretty incredible filled with biking trails, gardens, ponds, flowers, a 105-year-old carousel and much more.
The zoo was perfect for children. Not too big and we were able to explore it in one morning. They are the home to a polar bear, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, tigers, and much more. They also offer several different shows throughout the day.
Como Zoo is free admission, but donations are encouraged.
Also located within Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is Como Town. Como Town is the perfect attraction park if you have younger kids. The rides reminded me a lot of those at a fair or carnival. Not too scary, but still super fun for them.
After spending the morning visiting with all the animals, this was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Most of the rides the kids could ride on by themselves. It was fun watching them run around to hop on and off. They also offered a fun playground and splash area. Make sure you pack your suits and towels!
For an unlimited ride wristband was $22.95. I definitely think we received our money’s worth.
Mills City Museum
The Mills City Museum was a great way to learn some Twin Cities history while visiting. The museum was packed with history for adults, but they offered a ton of hands-on activities for the kids. The kids enjoyed a couple of hours of using their imaginations, playing and exploring the Mills City Museum.
We really enjoyed riding the elevator to the top which included a fun show about the history of the Mills City Museum. It took you to the very top and you were able to see a beautiful view of the city.
Planning your next trip to the Twin Cities? Let me know what questions you have!