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Contact Convention Services: 866-435-7425 or send us an email.
PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL TOUR
Let Destination Bloomington Help
Let Destination Bloomington assist you with every aspect of your tour including getting hotel rates, finding attractions, and supplying your group with travel brochures and coupons. We can contact the 38 hotels in Bloomington to find your group the best rate for your stay.
We are experts on the area attractions and can recommend options that fit your group’s needs. Destination Bloomington has several itineraries which will provide unique ideas for your next visit – whether it be a Girlfriend Getaway, Grandparents Trip, or Sports Enthusiasts Vacation.
Before you embark on your trip to Bloomington, make sure your group is covered with all the essentials. Contact our Convention Services Coordinator to set up complimentary brochure and coupon drop off at your Bloomington hotel. More information can be found in Visitor Resources.
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Come to Bloomington, MN – Home of Mall of America! Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, conveniently located 10 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, less than 20 minutes from all popular area attractions. You’ll find 38 hotels, from affordable to elegant, to choose from, offering convenient, comprehensive amenities and impeccable service. For your convenience, hotels offer free parking and complimentary transportation to Mall of America. Our city is also linked to the popular new Hiawatha Light Rail Line, providing easy access to the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
If you are looking to visit Bloomington and the Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area with your tour group, this guide will help you get the most from your visit.
Receive a group price on the already discounted The Big Ticket attraction pass. The Big Ticket is a 3-day bundled attractions pass that give visitors a savings on five top Twin Cities attractions with added Bloomington and Mall of America® discounts and values. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are dedicated to making your experience in Bloomington a success. When planning your tour, the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide services that make your job easier.
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Bloomington and the Twin Cities area have endless options to take your group. From Nickelodeon Universe® at Mall of America® to nature hikes in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, you'll find plenty of things to do in the Twin Cities area.
Target Field Tours (PDF, 41Kb)
Tours of Target Field are available throughout the year and provide a unique behind-the-scenes look at one of Major League Baseball's best and newest ballparks. Tours will operate on non-game days, at specific times and tickets are required.
Girlfriend Getaway Itinerary (PDF, 313Kb)
The Girlfriend Getaway gives you and your friends the opportunity to spend quality time relaxing and shopping and receive retail therapy!
A Sport for Every Season Itinerary (PDF, 432Kb)
No matter what time of year you come to the Twin Cities, there will always be a sporting event to take in. Let this itinerary guide you through the seasons.
Grandparents Itinerary (PDF, 590Kb)
Grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy a day together at the Mall of America for entertainment, excitement, and shopping.
Art Hop Itinerary (PDF, 344Kb)
The Twin Cities are home to various forms of art from performance, visual, and architectural. Let this itinerary guide you through the arts.
Agricultural Itinerary (PDF, 181Kb)
Take a personal tour of various agricultural farms by selecting between agricultural factories, wineries and educational institutes with pre-planned tours created by the Bloomington CVB.
Fly Drive Itinerary (PDF, 422Kb)
If you are in Bloomington for a layover or using the city as a gateway for other destinations, let this itinerary give you a quick peek at all the area has to offer.
Meet Our Sales Team
Daniel S. O’Neill, Vice President of Strategy and Sales
Dan has over 17 years experience in travel and hospitality and heads up day to day strategy and sales for the Bloomington Convention Bureau. Dan develops “win-win” strategies and partnerships, often with major entertainment, travel and sports properties. His background includes hotel strategic planning, brand marketing and market research covering business-to-consumer and business-to-business. Dan has consulted with Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites, Caribou Coffee, Northwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and National Rental. Dan has exceeded Destination production goals in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Send Dan an email or call: 952-278-8504
Susan Breen, Convention Services Coordinator
Susan Breen has extensive experience as the Client Services Coordinator at the Bloomington CVB. She has won several “Excellence MINT Awards” by diligently submitting meeting history to the MINT database. Susan is an active member of Destination Marketing Association International as the Meeting Information Network Coordinator. She also participates in the Association for Convention Operations Management, which is the only industry association geared specifically to the unique needs of Convention Services Managers. Additionally, Susan maintains our bi-annual Meetings and Group Calendar.
Send Susan an email or call: 952-278-8517
Callie Malone, Group Sales Associate
Callie joined the Bloomington CVB in February of 2011 after working as a Private Dining/Events Coordinator for Morrissey Hospitality and a Sales Assistant at BayView Event Center. She enjoys connecting and working with clients who are looking to host an event. Callie graduated in May of 2009 from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She was part of the UND Women's Cross Country and Track & Field teams (Go Sioux!), a member of Alpha Phi sorority, and was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece. Callie loves spending time with family and friends, going to her cabin, and staying active.
Send Callie an email or call: 952-278-8515.