How to Staycation in Edina

by | Jun 2019

An illustration of the many activities, events and places available for those looking to staycation in Edina

Illustration: Emily Handy

Create vacation memories close to home.

You’re in a vacation state of mind but you think it means booking flights or mapping sufficient road trip miles to justify everyone screaming, “Are we there yet?” We get it. Your available time to leave town is minimal and scattered. Stick around. Take a staycation that leaves you feeling relaxed, re-energized and re-connected. Kick off your planning by first deciding who’s going with you. Is this staycation for your family? Maybe you need girls’ time. Or is the promise of a romantic weekend a priority?

After deciding who, choose where to stay. The newly opened Homewood Suites by Hilton Edina Minneapolis offers amenities you want and some you don’t expect. All suites have fully equipped kitchens which come in handy for chopping vegetables from your trip to Centennial Lakes Park farmers market or chilling leftover lime meringue tart from Patisserie Margo. The accessible property has a pool just the right size for kids. There is free, hot breakfast—pile your plate high because this isn’t continental. We’re talking biscuits and gravy, eggs, yogurt bar, chocolate filled croissants fresh from the oven and free-flowing cereal dispensers. It’s conveniently located on Southdale Center’s property, with close proximity to Galleria and 50th & France. And after a day of shopping, sip a glass of wine or a cocktail around the patio fire pit. The lobby bar hosts a social for guests Monday–Thursday from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

With apartment-like accommodations, suites at Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Edina include full-size kitchens. There’s an outdoor patio with a fire pit and comfy seating. No need to spend the morning making breakfast. There’s a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Work off your morning bacon with a 3.23-mile run mapped with RI Runs, or at the lap pool and indoor track at the connected Edinborough Park.

Iconic Westin Edina Galleria radiates elegance and sophistication suited for a romantic getaway. Relax in the indoor heated pool and whirlpool and shop the neighboring Galleria. Before you venture out, indulge with in-room spa treatments. Free covered parking ramp.

READ MORE
A Guide to Planning a Romantic Staycation in Edina
How to Staycation with Children in Edina
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