It’s vacation season and sometimes the best adventures are right in your own backyard. Not only are staycations more affordable, but they also give you an excuse to explore all the hidden hot spots you've been secretly dying to try. Check out these 5 ideas for your July Secret Staycation.
Escape for a Date
Share your secret staycation with someone special when you book a quiet date night in the city. Reserve a room at the DoubleTree Downtown Saint Paul and enjoy a meal out on the town. In St Paul, check out French Meadow’s local, sustainable fare, Luci Ancora’s amazing, organic Italian food, or Augustine’s delicious brunch dishes. Or head into Minneapolis to Common Roots Cafe, which offers hand-crafted food made with the best local and organic ingredients for reasonable prices. Click here to get one free item with the purchase of an item of equal or greater value at Common Roots Cafe.
Learn Something New
Learn the hidden history of the Twin Cities and explore its educational centers! Dive into the history of the Land of 10,000 Lakes at the MN History Center. 50-80% of all life on Earth lives underwater—explore the world of aquatics at SEA LIFE Mall of America! Learn about the planet’s extensive waterbodies and find out how you can help save marine ecosystems. Click here to save $7 on any general admission to SEA LIFE.
Make it a Game Day
Cheer on your city’s major soccer team when you snag tickets to one of their upcoming games. For the next few months, Minnesota United will be going head-to-head with some of America’s best and you can watch as they score their way to victory.
Escape with the Kids
Get your kicks and stay cool at the same time! Can Can Wonderland is a hole-in-one summer destination for mini-golf lovers. Putt your way to victory and with the kids and enjoy the AC while you’re there. Click here to get one free round of mini golf when you purchase one round of mini golf on Thursdays.
Dive into Fun
Sometimes you need time away from the kids. If you are in need of an escape, check out the Little Gym for an evening of fun! Check out Parents’ Survival Night -- your kids get some quality time with their instructors in a safe, fun, place while you get to see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal. Click here to save 50% on Parents' Survival Night.
Discover the Twin Cities on your secret staycation. With help from our friends at Visit Saint Paul, we've arranged an amazing trip featuring some of Chinook Book's favorite places in the Twin Cities. Unlock 70+ special Visit Saint Paul Deals to enjoy this summer here.