Explore exciting activities in St. Paul and Minneapolis

A stay at the Country Inn & Suites in northeast St. Paul places you near some of the best activities in the Twin Cities area. Both cities are home to professional and collegiate sports teams playing baseball, hockey, and football. Shopping options range from the wonders of Mall of America® to charming boutiques and specialty shops on Grand Avenue. If you’re here with kids, you won’t want to miss Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, and plenty of outdoor adventures await in places like Minnehaha Falls or Oakland Nature Reserve. If you’d like to find a great hiking or biking trail, our hotel staff recommends a visit to Tamarack Nature Center in nearby White Bear Lake. Interested in St. Paul’s past? Hear costumed interpreters talk about life in 1829 when you visit Historic Fort Snelling.

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U.S. Bank Stadium

10.97 mi / 17.65 km from the hotel
Catch a Minnesota Vikings game, see an exciting wrestling match, attend a concert, or take part in another family-focused event at this stadium. You can also stop by for a 90-minute tour of the facility.

Cathedral of Saint Paul

7.4 mi / 11.91 km from the hotel
With its iconic copper dome and ornate stained-glass windows, St. Paul’s Cathedral inspires reverence for its aesthetic beauty as well as its religious and cultural importance.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

6.44 mi / 10.37 km from the hotel
Exotic gardens, an amusement park, and animals from around the world compose this 384-acre park, one of the Twin Cities’ most-visited attractions.

Downtown St. Paul

6.94 mi / 11.16 km from the hotel
Filled with shopping centers, sports arenas, art museums, and historical sites, St. Paul offers interesting things to do all year long.

Historic Fort Snelling

12.28 mi / 19.76 km from the hotel
Located near the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Fort Snelling has hosted fur traders, soldiers, and other historical figures since its construction in the early 1820s.

James J. Hill House

7.53 mi / 12.11 km from the hotel
Step into the lives of millionaires from America's Gilded Age when you take the 75-minute tour of the James J. Hill mansion. Don't miss the impressive on-site art gallery.

Maplewood Mall

2.11 mi / 3.4 km from the hotel
In the market for a new outfit, fine jewelry, or even a good book? Browse more than 100 stores at this popular shopping mall, which includes Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, and H&M.


10.53 mi / 16.94 km from the hotel
One of America's most sophisticated and beautiful cities, Minneapolis is home to famous attractions like Mall of America®, Target Field, and the Guthrie Theater.


7.44 mi / 11.97 km from the hotel
Explore natural beauty in the Oakdale Nature Preserve, take in a free concert at Walton Park, or check out the local markets held at the Discovery Center in this charming Minnesota community.

Science Museum of Minnesota

7.48 mi / 12.04 km from the hotel
Get a healthy dose of learning and fun at this interactive museum featuring the hands-on Experiment Gallery, the world's only real triceratops skeleton on public display, and the Omnitheater—a 90-foot dome screen showing mesmerizing short films.

TCO Sports Garden

0.92 mi / 1.47 km from the hotel
Two NHL-size hockey rinks, a sports dome for team activities, batting cages, and an on-site restaurant comprise this state-of-the-art sports facility.

White Bear Lake

3.77 mi / 6.06 km from the hotel
Go hiking, fishing, golfing, or Jet Skiing in the incomparable Minnesota outdoors surrounding this town, including its namesake lake. For those who prefer indoor entertainment, White Bear Lake is home to great shopping and fine eateries, too.