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Suggestions for girls shopping trip!

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Suggestions for girls shopping trip!

At the end of March, 3 'girls' are planning a shopping trip to Albertville and Mall of America. We will be driving from Winnipeg - I think 7 hours ... and want to spend the majority of a few days sourcing out some sweet deals! Any suggestions of where to stay? Need to have easy access to both shopping areas, price range flexible. Can anyone confirm whether or not there will be stores open on March 29 (Good Friday) as that will be right in the middle of our trip! Appreciate any feedback on a hotel that is in the perfect location for us :)

minneapolis
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1. Re: Suggestions for girls shopping trip!

Good Friday is a regular day business-wise in the cities, so stores will be open, likely with the tacky monicker of Easter or spring sales.

Do you want to be near the Mall of America? Or perhaps centrally located with easy access to the MOA? The 2 malls are about an hour apart. I'd personally recommend staying in downtown Mpls to enjoy the local flavor. It is between the 2 locations, but much more interesting than trying to stay near one of them. You also would likely not fight rush hour traffic, although it will be lighter on Good Friday, with many folks taking time off.

Travelzoo always has good deals, but you'll need to subscribe to their newsletter/site.

Minneapolis
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2. Re: Suggestions for girls shopping trip!

Maybe stay on the outskirts of downtown so you don't have to pay for parking.

There's a few hotels by The Shops of West End, and plenty of restaurants.

It's just off 394 in St. Louis Park.

http://www.theshopsatwestend.com/

It would be a quick taxi ride to downtown Minneapolis if you wanted to hit up downtown without the hassle of driving & parking.

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