Elevate Your Spring Break: The Undem Family Adventures at Mall of America

Lexie's adventure at Mall of America
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Picture this: the perfect family escape, where every moment is filled with excitement and laughter. This spring break, why not make it extraordinary by heading to the iconic Mall of America? Join us as we share our unforgettable family getaway, highlighting the luxurious stay at Radisson Blu, delightful dining experiences at Crave, energizing coffee breaks at Caribou Coffee, and the endless possibilities for fun at Nickelodeon Universe and the Crayola Experience.

Accommodations at Radisson Blu:

Kickstart your spring break with a luxurious stay at Radisson Blu, seamlessly connected to the mall. The sleek and modern design of the hotel sets the stage for a comfortable and lavish experience. Being just steps away from the mall ensures that your family can effortlessly explore the shopping paradise without the hassle of transportation. It’s the perfect home base for an unforgettable spring break adventure.


Radisson Blu Mall of America

The Radisson Blu Mall of America is located directly connected to the mall, making it easy to shop, dine, and play. The hotel offers a variety of amenities and services, including a fitness center, indoor pool, and business center. The Radisson Blu Mall of America is a pet-friendly hotel. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Dining Delights at Crave:

Indulge in a culinary journey at Crave, where every bite is a celebration of flavor. The restaurant’s diverse menu caters to every palate, making it an ideal choice for families. The contemporary ambiance and welcoming staff add to the overall enjoyment, creating a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. With an extensive kids’ menu, even the pickiest eaters in the family will find something to savor. My husband and I, of course, went right for the sushi menu and were absolutely blown away with all the food. Our server was the sweetest and we truly enjoyed our dining experience here!

Coffee Breaks at Caribou Coffee:

Fuel your spring break adventure with aromatic blends from Caribou Coffee. Start each day with rich and flavorful coffee that not only energizes but also becomes a cozy respite from your bustling activities. Caribou Coffee adds a touch of warmth to your mornings, creating the perfect atmosphere for family discussions and planning the day’s adventures. Shane’s personal favorite – an iced caramel hirise, mine an oatmilk crafted press! For Carolynn, we usually stick to a smoothie or a steamer with oatmilk.

Spring Break Shopping Extravaganza:

Mall of America is the ultimate shopping destination, offering an array of stores that cater to every style and taste. Spend your spring break discovering unique treasures and indulging in retail therapy with your loved ones. From high-end fashion to quirky boutiques, the mall provides an unparalleled shopping experience that transforms a regular vacation into a memorable family bonding opportunity.
A few of our favorites that we shopped: Fabletics, Levis, Claires and more. Carolynn loved exploring the massive mall and going on what I’m sure is just the first of many shopping sprees with Mom!

The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the United States, with over 500 stores and 7.1 million square feet of retail space. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, the mall is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

The mall is divided into four different zones: the North Garden, the South Garden, the East Garden, and the West Garden. Each zone has its own unique atmosphere and mix of stores. For example, the North Garden is home to luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci, while the South Garden is more family-friendly, with stores like Disney Store and Build-A-Bear Workshop.

The Mall of America also has a number of entertainment options, including an amusement park, a movie theater, and an aquarium. There are also a variety of restaurants and food courts, so you can easily find something to eat during your visit.

Nickelodeon Universe Thrills:

For an adrenaline-pumping experience, venture into Nickelodeon Universe, the heart-pounding amusement park nestled within the mall. Watch as your kids conquer thrilling rides, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Parents, rest assured that safety comes first – ensure your little ones are at least 36″ for the smaller rides and 42″ for the big ones. Let the laughter and shared thrills be the heartbeat of your family adventure. Carolynn loved the Boots Banana Swing as well as a few of the other smaller coasters. Located conveniently in the heart of the Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe is sure to be a hit with any family!

Nickelodeon Universe is an indoor amusement park located within the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is the largest indoor amusement park in the United States, with over 27 acres of rides, attractions, and entertainment.

Nickelodeon Universe is divided into four themed areas:

Nickelodeon Central: This area features rides and attractions based on popular Nickelodeon shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dora the Explorer.
Log Chute Landing: This area features water rides and attractions, including the Log Chute, the Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course, and the Wet Willy water playground.
Galaxy of Fun: This area features space-themed rides and attractions, including the Rock of Ages Blacklight Minigolf, the Alien Attack laser tag arena, and the Asteroid Drop ride.
Fair at the Square: This area features carnival-themed rides and attractions, including the Grand Carousel, the Ferris wheel, and the Tilt-A-Whirl.

Nickelodeon Universe also has a number of restaurants and food courts, as well as a variety of shops and arcades.
Some of the most popular rides and attractions at Nickelodeon Universe include:
Rock of Ages Blacklight Minigolf: This 18-hole miniature golf course is set in a glow-in-the-dark space-themed environment.
Alien Attack laser tag arena: This laser tag arena features a variety of interactive targets and obstacles.
Log Chute: This classic log flume ride takes riders on a thrilling journey through a winding river.
Ferris wheel: This classic Ferris wheel offers stunning views of the Mall of America and the surrounding area.
Tilt-A-Whirl: This classic carnival ride spins and tilts riders in all directions.

Nickelodeon Universe is a great place for families to spend a day of fun and excitement. With something for everyone, there’s sure to be something to keep everyone entertained.

Creative Bliss at Crayola Experience:

No family spring break at Mall of America is complete without a visit to the Crayola Experience. Unleash your creative spirits with custom arts projects and the chance to create your very own customizable crayons. The hands-on activities spark joy in both kids and adults, making it a must-visit destination within the mall. Watch as your family’s artistic talents come to life in this imaginative wonderland. Here are some of the things you can do:
Create your own custom crayons: Choose from a variety of colors and scents to create your own one-of-a-kind crayons.
Explore the Crayola Factory: See how crayons are made and learn about the history of Crayola.
Draw and paint: There are plenty of art stations where kids can draw, paint, and create to their heart’s content.
Play games: There are several interactive games and activities that kids can enjoy, such as the Crayola Color Playground and the Crayola Scribble Machine.
Watch live shows: The Crayola Experience features live shows and performances throughout the day.
Visit the Crayola Store: Pick up Crayola products and souvenirs to remember your visit.
The Crayola Experience is a great place for families to spend a day of fun and creativity. With something for everyone, there’s sure to be something to keep everyone entertained.

Gratitude and Anticipation:

As our family spring break at Mall of America came to an end, gratitude filled our hearts. The memories created, the laughter shared, and the experiences enjoyed are the essence of an extraordinary getaway. Mall of America, thank you for providing the backdrop to our unforgettable family adventure. The Undems sure had an amazing time!
As we bid farewell, we can’t help but anticipate the joy of returning to this unparalleled shopping haven. Make your spring break extraordinary – plan your family adventure at Mall of America and create memories that will last a lifetime. Until next time!

We love traveling as a family! From the Smokey Mountains, To Rapid City, to the Mall of America – our travels have only just begun!

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