The US is defined by its malls, and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is surely the queen of them all – attracting 40m visitors every year from all over the world. It has more than 520 stores, 50 restaurants and more attractions than some theme parks. You can shop and then drop into one of our fine accommodation selections – bookable on Culture Trip.
This appealing contemporary hotel is set right inside the mall and is only a six-minute walk from the Sea Life aquarium and an 11-minute walk from Nickelodeon Universe. Take a shuttle straight to and from the airport, and after a busy day’s shopping, relax in the indoor saltwater pool or re-energize with a workout in the gym. The rooms are chic and functional, complete with a pop of color and luxurious rain showers.
Among all the bustle and bluster, a relaxing, ecofriendly hotel may just be what the doctor ordered. Replenish your tired body in modern hotel rooms – decorated with calming earth tones – and enjoy soft bedding, plush bathrobes and complimentary wifi. There are also evening social events, along with an indoor saltwater pool, a gym, a 24/7 grocery store, a patio with firepits and barbecues, and an excellent breakfast buffet; secure parking is also available.
Functional, high-spec, low-key rooms provide a great place to relax after a busy day roaming the Galleria – connected to this hotel. Amenities include a contemporary seafood restaurant, an indoor saltwater pool, a well-equipped gym and breakfast (at an additional cost) – served in a space that becomes a very friendly bar in the evening. The Westin prides itself on its customer service, which doesn’t disappoint.
With a feel reminiscent of a Hoxton or Soho House, the cutting-edge design and warm welcome in this converted warehouse dating from 1897 is second to none. With custom furnishings, local art and original timber or brickwork, the eclectic rooms have free wifi and flat-screen TVs – plus glorious rainfall showers. With exceptional service, regionally inspired dining and unique and luxurious rooms, the Hewing Hotel is a stunner of a local experience that will make you feel right at home.
A bit of rich Minneapolis history lives here; built in 1908, the Chambers is opposite the Orpheum Theatre, where Prince had his hometown debut. This is luxury accommodation at its finest, with neon-lit vistas and an attractive rooftop bar overlooking the downtown skyscrapers. Each well-appointed room comes with luxury furnishings, a Nespresso coffee machine, plush bathrobes, a walk-in rain shower and even a white-noise machine.
Whether you’re in need of a city break or a nature retreat, the northern states of America have it all. Discover the fall foliage in Minnesota, or see the best lakes in this region. Extend your trip further and explore cities in nearby states – Detroit has hotels for every traveler, now bookable via Culture Trip, and Chicago is a must-visit destination with hotels and restaurants fit for a king.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.