Hotel At a Glance: Country Inn & Suites Eagan
Country Inn & Suites Eagan is a comfortable and dependable hotel in Eagan, a quiet suburb 20 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis. Here, you'll be close to several notable offices, including Coca-Cola, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Ecolab, and about 5 to 10 minutes from Mall of America, one of Minnesota's top tourist attractions. Homey touches include an in-lobby fireplace and an onsite library.
- Wake up: With a complimentary hot breakfast with a different entrée each day
- Get around: via the hotel's shuttle, which will take you to attractions up to five minutes away, such as the Mall of America
- Comfy rooms have been newly renovated, and feature plush bedding and a daily delivery of USA Today in the lobby
- Spacious accommodations: Upgrade to a studio suite to get sleeping and living areas separated by partial walls
- Borrow a book: At the hotel's Read & Return lending library
Minneapolis and St. Paul: Thriving Performing-Arts Scene near Idyllic Lakes
About 20 minutes north of Country Inn & Suites Eagan, downtown Minneapolis is more than just the geographic epicenter of the city—it’s the cultural heart too. Sports venues home to the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins neighbor the lively nightclubs of the Warehouse District and the neon-lit marquees of the Hennepin Theater District. In recent years, the city’s arts scene has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason: Minneapolis has more live theater shows per capita than any other US city except New York. Additionally, dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which showcases everything from Japanese woodcut prints to turn-of-the-century European advertisements.
St. Paul, the twin city to Minneapolis, houses more of Minnesota's historical cultural buildings such as the Minnesota State Capital, the History Center, and the landmark center. In addition to the cultural buildings, St. Paul offers a number of educational entertainment opportunities through the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota's Children's Museum, and the Ordway Center of the Performing Arts. Those wishing to experience one of Minnesotans' favorite activities can stop by the Xcel Energy Center for a Minnesota Wild hockey game.
To navigate downtown with ease, step into the Skyway, the city’s ingenious solution to harsh Minnesota winters. The Skyway is a network of indoor, aboveground tunnels connecting a slew of buildings downtown. A popular stop along the way is Nicollet Mall, a shopping thoroughfare were cars are not allowed. This is where you’ll find the iconic statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her 10-gallon Stetson into the air.
Minnesota winters, however, do not deter shoppers as the 4,870,000 square-foot Mall of America offers indoor shopping opportunities at over 520 stores. This Groupon comes with a coupon book to help visitors save thousands of dollars on a variety of products. Along with shopping, the Mall of America sports dozens of full sized restaurants, an indoor theme park with full-size roller coasters, a multi-screen movie theater, and underground aquarium