Would you believe me if I told you that this was our first time at Mall of America?
Have you ever been?
This blog post was sponsored by Mall of America but all opinions are my own.
MOA has been on my list for years but I just never had an opportunity to go. Until now. It was worth the wait. Truly an amazing experience.
For those of you that have never heard of The Mall of America or MOA for short, it is exactly what the title says: a shopping mall but with a twist. It is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Just outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Well known as the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States and probably one of the most visited attractions in the world.
Yes, you read that right. THE MOST VISITED ATTRACTION IN THE WORLD.
Anything you can possibly want, you can find here. From shopping, to restaurants, to games and even rollercoasters. The best part, it’s all indoors. You can visit MOA any time of the year and feel like it’s spring time. They keep the temperature indoors so comfortable that all you need are shorts and a t-shirt and it doesn’t even matter what time of the year it is. Simply fantastic.
Now let’s talk about all of the attractions.
Since this is a mall after all, most people visit to shop. I mean, with 520+ stores in one space, how could you not. Right? From designer brands to small shops, you will find it all here. Plus new stores are opening up and the best part is, there is no sales tax on clothing and shoes. Bring your walking shoes and that wallet, and let’s go shopping.
FOOD + DRINK
Have no fear, food and drinks are here. MOA is jam packed with options. You want something quick, it’s there. You want a nice sit down place, it’s there. You crave something more fun and lively, it’s there. Dining, take out, delivery and curbside pickup, it’s all there. We started off our Saturday with a lovely breakfast at Cedar + Stone and filled out on their family breakfast. Stopped by Johnny Rockets for lunch and loved their cheese fries. Finished off at Rainforest Café and really immersed ourselves in the atmosphere and their delicious food.
But we could not leave without trying some of infamous Cold Stone Creamery creations. Adriana tried their Chocolate Devotion and I had to have their Very Vanilla Shake. YUM.
But I will highly recommend that you make reservations for all of your sit down dining. Some of the restaurants had a 4 hour waiting period. YIIKES.
Finally to the best part; the FUN.
The list of entertainment options that MOA has to offer is endless.
- NICKELODEON UNIVERSE®
- SEA LIFE® MINNESOTA AQUARIUM
- CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE
- B&B THEATERS
- FLYOVER AMERICA
- THE LEGO STORE
- ROCK OF AGES BLACKLIGHT MINIGOLF
- MOOSE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE GOLF
- THE ESCAPE GAME
- XSCAPE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
- THE FAIR ON 4
As much as we wanted to try everything, 2 days was not enough. But we did get to fully experience Nickelodeon Universe, M&M store, SeaLife, Crayola Experience and FlyOver America!
Check out some of our memory making moments:
Mall of America is 3 miles from the Minneapolis Airport. Shuttle service is available at almost all hotels. You can fly or drive to MOA but whichever way you arrive, hotels are a plenty. To plan your trip, please visit www.mallofamerica.com and there you will find everything you need to make your trip to MOA a success.
For more details and to see videos from our trip, please hop on over to my Instagram page and look for the #mallofamerica HIGHLIGHT.
So, when are we going again?