Where should I look for accommodations just outside of the Twin Cities? I want to visit both the Mall of America and Paisley Park during my vacation.
For proximity to local hot spots just outside the Twin Cities, such as Paisley Park and the Mall of America, try looking for a place to stay in Eden Prairie, Bloomington or Edina. These suburbs have great accommodations and will put you within a 10-15 min drive radius to most of your desired locations. There are plenty of restaurants in these areas, and you'll be just a quick drive to either Minneapolis and St. Paul should you wish to visit the downtown areas. If you're bringing the kids, consider visiting Valleyfair, an amusement park in nearby Shakopee. If you want to browse the local hotels in the area, check out our hotel guide here or visit the Airbnb site here.
For affordability and a good location, check out some of these hotels located in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul along the light rail.