Family-Size Rooms Adjoining Gigantic Indoor Water Park
The Mall of America is practically its own ecosystem, with more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants, an aquarium, and a 7-acre theme park with roller coasters. The mall is just a shuttle ride away from Radisson Bloomington by Mall of America. You don't need to leave the hotel premises to keep the family occupied, though. The Radisson connects directly to the Water Park of America, and one of this Groupon’s options includes four passes to the park, where families can careen down a 10-floor body slide or wade in the wave pool.
Designed with families in mind, the Radisson's guest rooms have spacious floor plans and enough beds to accommodate up to six guests. Each standard room features one king bed or two queen beds as well as a sofa sleeper. Downstairs, the onsite Split Rock Grille serves wood-fired pizzas, housemade turkey pot pie, and a full kids' menu.
Bloomington, Minnesota: Gargantuan Mall of America and Family Fun
Although the Radisson is not directly affiliated with Mall of America, the hotel has a free shuttle service that makes dozens of trips daily to the massive shopping center. The shuttle can also take guests to Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport.
Aside from its famous mall, guests visit the area for Historic Fort Snelling, a 19th-century post where several of the original buildings and cannons are still intact. Located inside a sprawling state park about 5 miles east of the hotel, the fort hosts craft demonstrations, military drills, and cooking exhibitions performed by costumed characters.