Everyone looks forward to spending a little time away from the routine of everyday living. Vacations are important because they allow you the time you need to relax, rest, and re-cooperate from the stress of a daily routine. It is also a time for families to make precious memories that can be shared long after the vacation is over. Spending time in the great state of Minnesota will make all this possible, and won’t cost you more than you can afford.

The budget can be a challenge to overcome when planning a vacation, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a great time just the same. There are so many things to see and do on a Minnesota vacation you undoubtedly won’t find enough time to do it all. One way to keep expenses to a minimum is to see all the attractions that are available in just one small part of the state. Every region of Minnesota has plenty to see and numerous things to do.

Perhaps you are a lover of the great outdoors. The North Shore of Lake Superior offers an abundance of fun activities that can actually be done for free. You can take the whole family hiking along the trails of Minnesota, there are many places where you can swim, fish, and the wildlife and stunning scenery make excellent pictures for that vacation album. Pitch a tent and sleep under the blanket of stars above, and wake to the sunshine and the birdsong nearby. The air is invigorating, yet relaxing, and you will awake refreshed and ready for another day of fun and excitement.

Many people come to Minnesota for the fishing because there are hundreds of resorts that cater specifically to this type of tourist. There are also trips that are led by experienced guides to some of the best fishing areas around. Men and women alike come here frequently to take part in this exciting activity. Minnesota may be known as the land of 10,000 lakes, but in reality, there are over 11,00 lakes, and most of them are larger than 10 acres. Of course, Lake Superior is one of the most well-known, but there is also Lake of the Woods, Lake Minnetonka, and Lake Vermilion, to name just a few. The list could go on forever if each lake was to be named.

The comfortable, and often luxurious accommodations that are located on or near the gorgeous waters of any one of the lakes offer vacationers the chance to swim, canoe, spend the day kayaking, or just lounge in the sun on the warm, sandy beaches. A Minnesota vacation may be exactly what you need if you are looking for a destination that offers stress-free fun and relaxation. You don’t have to be a lover of the outdoors to spend time in this state.

St. Paul and Minneapolis, also known as the Twin Cities have lots of fun and exciting adventures and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. There are museums to explore for both entertainment and education, exceptional historic architecture, numerous dining establishments for whatever your taste may be, and lots of shopping areas. Of course, a trip to Minnesota wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Mall of America, located in Bloomington. Shopping isn’t the only thing to do here. There is the stunning indoor Theme Park, The Waterpark, and Underwaterworld to enjoy. Plan on spending a few days here if you want to see it all because this is one mall that can’t be traversed in just one visit.

Plan your adventures according to season in Minnesota. If you love the snow and the cold weather, are a skiing enthusiast, or just enjoy any outdoor activity in the winter, this is the time to go. The winter is crisp and cold, the snow is pristine, and there are plenty of adventures to be had during the winter months. You may be surprised at the number of hardy souls who come to Minnesota in the winter to play in the great outdoors. No matter when you choose to visit, Minnesota is going to welcome you, treat you well, and invite you back again.

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Take a short ride to Alexandria, the hidden gem in the heart of west central Minnesota, conveniently located off the I-94 expressway.