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Bloomington, MN –Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Bloomington is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and kid-friendly hotels. Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, they’ve got you covered! Bloomington is home to the shopping mecca Mall of America┬«, adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here are some of the fantastic reasons to come to Bloomington this year:

Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel Now Open The $115 million hotel, which features 500 luxurious, fashion-inspired rooms and 26,300 square feet of event space, is located on the South side of Mall of America and offers the only accommodations to be directly connected to the mall via skyway. A state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool, as well as FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, which features regional Minnesota cuisine inspired by the flavors of real burning wood will delight all travelers who plan a stay at this stunning property. Complementing the hotel’s unique location, the Radisson Blu offers a shopping program for guests looking for an elevated shopping experience while in town. From a dedicated concierge, personal shopper, bag pick-up, unique packages and access to the over 500 specialty shops, the program will offer a tailored itinerary for any guests who seek a range of experiences from the simple to lavish.

New Stores + Tax-Free Shopping on clothes and shoes = Bring Your Comfortable Shoes!
Mall of America has welcomed a bevy of new stores to the largest indoor shopping and entertainment complex. Bring an extra empty suitcase for all of the treasures you will find at the following new retailers: Carhartt, Intelligent Nutrients, RUUM Kids, Sabon, Sigma Beauty, Tervis, Blast Blow Dry Bar, Foreign Exchange and Victorinox. Browse through luxury retailers Henri Bendel, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and Stuart Weitzman.

Share in the Holiday Cheer, Bloomington, Minnesota Style
With no tax on all cloth and shoes purchases in Minnesota, there is no better place to shop for family and friends during the holiday season. Visit 520 stores and more than 50 restaurants while inside Mall of America. During the holiday season, Mall of America turns into a winter wonderland with decorations galore, festive vocal groups performing the holiday favorites and Santa Claus, of course! The holiday season kicks into high gear in November, with Santa’s arrival and Black Friday shopping at midnight. Then, after the madness of the holidays, shop rock bottom prices on all winter merchandise with deep clearance sales. Stores are making room for arriving Spring merchandise and are offering deep discounts on everything winter. Shop end-of-season clearance sales quarterly.