A family vacation in Minneapolis or St. Paul is not complete without a trip to the Mall of America. 20 minutes from either downtown, Mall of America is way beyond shopping. There is always something fun going on, celebrities in town, and the indoor theme park is fool-proof fun. The Twin Cities host a professional team in almost every sport, so no matter the time of year, there is so much to do here! Find hotels deals in Minneapolis and St. Paul below.