Minnesota is the inventor of the indoor shopping mall. So, if there’s one thing Minnesotans know how to do, it’s shop. Not only that, we don’t have sales tax on our clothing. That’s why the Minneapolis metro area has become the go-to location for shopping trips.
It has been a long tradition between parents and kids to go on shopping trips. This isn’t a quick trip to pick up a pair of pants. No. These are like mini-vacations.
Families from rural Minnesota, Canada, and surrounding states regularly check into hotels and do a marathon-shopping weekend. This may only happen once or twice a year per family, but it’s a big tradition for those that live in areas of the state without many stores.
On Saturday, everyone gets up early to hit the stores as soon as the doors open. They could be back to school shopping, Christmas shopping, or just shopping because kids grow out of clothes faster than weeds grow in a garden.
They browse stores all day long and by the time the malls close, they’re muscling massive amounts of shopping bags or have taken at least one trip to the car to drop a load off.
Sunday morning, they might circle back to certain stores to purchase items they had to think about. But after that, it’s back home to enjoy their new purchases.
As you can imagine, a shopping marathon like this requires a comfortable place to lay your at the end of the day. Families also look for a hotel situated near several stores.
LivINN Burnsville is located minutes from the Mall of America – the nation’s largest indoor shopping mall with over 500 stores. Our reasonable rates and pillow top mattresses make us a popular choice for families going on shopping trips. We’re also conveniently located near Burnsville Center, which has an additional 160 indoor stores.
Now is a great time to plan your shopping trip. The holidays are right around the corner and you can get in on some great back to school deals. Reserve your room today by booking online or calling our reservation desk!