4 Family-Friendly Minneapolis Road Trips

Are you looking for a fun and affordable family vacation without straying too far from home? Look no further! Minnesota has a lot to offer when it comes to road trips, and there’s no better way to explore than with a car rental from Commerce Auto Rental. Buckle up and get ready to hit the road, because we’re bringing you our top four family-friendly destinations that are perfect for a short getaway from Minneapolis.

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1. Taylors Falls

With a car rental, it’s easy to enjoy the beauty Minneapolis and the surrounding area has to offer. Taylors Falls is a picturesque town located on the banks of the St. Croix River, just an hour’s drive from Minneapolis. Take a scenic boat tour of the river, hike through Interstate State Park, or ride the old-fashioned paddlewheel boats. Don’t miss the Wild Mountain Water Park, where you can cool off on hot summer days.

2. Duluth

Duluth is a must-visit destination for families looking for a fun-filled road trip. Take in the beauty of Lake Superior, and visit the Great Lakes Aquarium, where you can learn about the region’s aquatic life. Head to Spirit Mountain Adventure Park, where you can zip line through the trees or ride the alpine coaster. Then, stop by the famous Canal Park and enjoy some delicious local cuisine.

3. Stillwater

Stillwater is a charming town located on the St. Croix River, just a short drive from Minneapolis. Stroll through the historic downtown area, filled with unique shops and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic boat tour of the river, or rent a paddleboat or kayak and explore the waterways at your own pace. Does your family love ice cream? Eat a giant ice cream cone at Nelson’s Ice Cream, a local favorite.

4. Alexandria

Alexandria is a great destination for families who love spending time outdoors. There’s something there for you to do no matter the season. Hiking is plentiful at Carlos State Park as well as fishing on one of the many lakes in the area. If you’re visiting in the winter, hit the slopes at the Andes Tower Hills ski area. No matter the season, the Big Ole Viking Statue, a 28-foot-tall sculpture, is a must-see attraction.¬†

With these four family-friendly destinations just a short drive from Minneapolis, you don’t have to go far to have a great vacation. Contact Commerce Auto Rental at (612) 699-8177 and reserve a car rental. Pack your bags and hit the road for an unforgettable adventure. Happy travels!