New in Roseville: Painting with a Twist

Attractions, MN, Roseville, Twin Cities


We’re excited to announce the opening of a new attraction in Roseville, Painting with a Twist. Not only are we excited but so are the owners…

“We are so excited to bring Painting with a Twist to the Twin Cities! Get ready to have an AWESOME time while unleashing your inner artist! Check out our calendar to see what beautiful paintings we have to offer. Painting with a Twist Roseville is a new place where friends, new and old, come together to paint, enjoy beer or wine, and indulge their creative sides with the help of a local artist who provides simple instructions. We provide the canvas, brushes, and paint- YOU create your very own masterpiece!”


Their calendar of classes shows you the exact painting you will be creating — a lot of the paintings are seasonal depending on the month. They even offer classes for kids 7+ which is a fun way to spend with your favorite kiddo or even for a kids birthday party! Painting with a Twist is fun for any kind of party/gathering — bachelorette parties, baby showers, graduation parties, team building… the list goes on!


Don’t have painting experience? No problem! The instructors walk around the room in between their demonstration to make sure that everyone is on the same page and to answer any artistic questions. Meet their artistic team!

After you choose a class your registration (usually a cost of $35/person) includes everything you will need to create your painting including an apron, canvas, brushes, paints, and the helpful step by step art instruction. When you’re done the painting is yours to take home and hang on your wall!


Want to give the gift of making art to someone you love? Painting with a Twist offers gift certificates, making for a fun gift for someone else or even for you to join them!

Make sure you like them on Facebook to stay up to date on all of the artistic fun taking place at the studio!

Painting with a Twist | HarMar Mall
2100 Snelling Ave N, 72C, Roseville, MN 55113

13 Kid Friendly Halloween Events

Attractions, Events, fall, Family, Kids, MN, Twin Cities


Halloween can be a little spooky, especially for younger kids — sometimes even for adults! There are numerous fun Halloween themed events to take your kids in the Twin Cities metro area that won’t have them grabbing at your pant leg.

Halloween Spooktacular | Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Enjoy a night of ghostly games, devilish demonstrations and a fun-filled hayride in Roseville on October 29th, 4:30PM-7:30PM. Registration is required (call: 651.792.7110) and the $6 fee per person includes a special treat bag for kids, hayride, popcorn and entertainment.

Gibbs Halloween | Gibbs Farm

Celebrate Halloween the old-fashioned way at Gibbs Farm on October 29th, 10AM-4PM. Kids can make popcorn balls, find pennies in the haystack, participate in the costume contest, trick-or-treat at the farmhouse, and MORE. Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 3 and up, free for RCHS members.

Como Friends ZooBoo | Como Zoo

For four nights, Como Zoo becomes a furry and fairy-tailed wonderland—a perfect fright-free destination for your tiniest trick-or-treaters. 200+ live costumed characters mingle and interact with children along an outdoor ZooBoo path. This event is best suited for children up to age 8. Open: October 22, 23, 29, and 30 — 4:30PM-7:30PM. Buy tickets.

Halloween Havoc | Nickelodeon Universe

Now through October 31st, Nickelodeon Universe transformed into Halloween Havoc with park-wide pumpkin displays, a scavenger hunt, nightly fright lights show, dance party, pumpkin carving, and a costume contest. Some events take place during different October dates but every day is full of fun! All day wristband + souvenir cup with a free soda/ICEE refills is only $44.99.

The Great Pumpkin Fest | Valleyfair

Join Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang for some not-so-scary family fun at Valleyfair. Enjoy storytelling from the zany, friendly witch, venture through scarecrow hollow, explore the halls of the Chateau without the vampires, run through Peppermint Patty’s haybale maze, plus MUCH more throughout Planet Snoopy.

Transylvania Trolley | Minnesota Streetcar

Jump on the Minnesota Streetcar with Count Karl, the vampire motorman for a fun, not so scary, mostly silly Halloween ride. Saturday, October 29th, 12:30PM-4:30PM at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. $2 fare, 3 & under are free. Don’t forget your costume for a treat!

Pumpkin Nights | Minnesota State Fairgrounds

More than 3,000 pumpkins and fun-kins in 12 pumpkin worlds showcase larger than life displays lining the half-mile long path where you you will ooh-ing and ahh-ing. You can even bring in your own carved pumpkin to be added to the Community Carving world. It’s definitely a sight to be seen in person! Open October 14th – October 31st. Buy tickets.

BooFest | Grand Avenue

Free and family-friendly, BooFest on Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue is perfect for the younger Halloween fans with trick-or-treating and fun events and activities. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo for great photo-ops of your kids in costume. Parents will love the fall sales going on at businesses along the avenue, too.

Ghouls & Giggles | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

On October 23rd, 1PM-4PM, put on your best costume and join the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum as they celebrate Halloween with live music from the Bazillions. Also, there will be a trick-or-treat parade at 3PM, kid’s activities like face painting, corn pit, and hay maze, concessions and Paint-A-Pumpkin ($5 per pumpkin). Cost: $10 per child up to age 12, children 3 and under are free, adults free with gate admission.

Scarecrow Village & Garden | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Now through October 31st head down the hill to Sensory Garden and Ordway Picnic Shelter to see the Pumpkin House decorated for the season, surrounded by scarecrows created by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum staff and visitors. Also, garden displays on Dahlberg Terrace outside the Visitor Center and on the walkway towards the Snyder Building. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow!

Boo-ology | Science Museum of Minnesota

Science isn’t scary! October 29th, 12PM-4PM the Science Museum of Minnesota will have spooky hands-on science activities and events. Kids under 12 who are dressed in costume will get free admission to the museum.

Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival | Landmark Center

Kids can enjoy an afternoon of costumes, music, crafts, face-painting and more at the Landmark Center’s Halloween event. Dress up in your favorite costumes to participate in the costume parade where free candy is collected while you explore the building and see the staff dressed up in costumed characters. FREE event, October 30th, 1PM.

HallZooWeen | Minnesota Zoo

Celebrating fall color and things that go bump in the night at the Minnesota Zoo this October. Enjoy up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters. From bats and tarantulas to tigers and tapirs, HallZooWeen offers something for kids of ALL ages. Participate in hands-on education programs and watch the animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats throughout the Zoo.  Weekend activities include face painting, live musicians, and more. October 22, 23, 29, and 30.

Have a happy Halloween season!

U.S. Bank Stadium Tour

minneapolis, MN, Sports, Twin Cities

us-bank-stadium-endzone-field-view-panoU.S. Bank Stadium recently opened and has already hosted numerous events such as a rockin’ Metallica concert, a country fun Luke Bryan concert and a packed soccer/futbal match showcasing AC Milan vs. Chelsea FC.

Whether it’s football season or not, U.S. Bank Stadium is open for tours and we were lucky to take some time to enjoy a public tour of the stadium (purchase tickets to an upcoming tour), which are selling quickly.

Ticket prices:

  • $19 for adults
  • $7 for children 5-12
  • $14 for seniors 55 & older
  • $12 for students (with valid ID)
  • $14 for active military personnel (with ID)
  • FREE for children under 5 (limit 2 per accompanying adult).

Tours are 90 minutes long and involve walking about 1.5 miles (comfortable shoes recommended). The tour gives you a behind-the-scenes look of the stadium such as the club levels, suites, press box, locker room, and even going on the field! You also learn about the stadiums features like the big pivoting doors and how snow melts off of the roof. We will leave the specifics for you to learn when you’re on the tour!

We do have a lot of awesome photos that we captured, though.


US Bank Stadium | Minnesota Vikings Field


Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn



Medtronic Club


View from US Bank Stadium Patio


Minneapolis Skyline Reflection



HUGE Screen


Minnesota Vikings Interview Room


Minnesota Vikings Locker Room


Minnesota Vikings Locker Room Bathroom


Minnesota Vikings Locker Room Showers


Minnesota Vikings Locker Room Logo (on the ceiling!)

We definitely recommend taking a tour of the stadium; especially if you won’t be making it to any home games this year. Minnesota Vikings kickoffs their regular season at US Bank Stadium on September 18th against the Green Bay Packers. SKOL!

Coming to the Twin Cities for an upcoming game? Stay in Roseville! Roseville hotels are located about 10 minutes from US Bank Stadium. Book your hotel today.

Roseville Restaurants that Deliver

Food, MN, Restaurants, Roseville, Twin Cities

Sometimes there are days where you don’t want to go anywhere, or time gets away from you and you’re hungry RIGHT.NOW (i.e. Hangry). That’s where this list of Roseville restaurants that deliver comes in handy!


Roseville has almost 100 restaurants and we investigated them all to see who delivers food. Need a little help finding the Roseville location? Use our zip code, 55113 to find the closest restaurant to you, whether you’re in a hotel, at home or working at the office! Or, use our Roseville restaurant map for visual guidance.


Big Bowl Chinese and Thai

Big Bowl not only delivers from their main menu they also deliver from their gluten free menu. From curries to pad Thai to potstickers to dessert, everyone will be happy with a meal from Big Bowl.

China Restaurant

Classic Chinese dishes delivered right to your door! We’re always big fans of egg rolls and cheese wontons. There is a minimum of $23 for delivery so don’t be shy with your order.

D’Amico & Sons

Enjoy fresh, Italian dishes without all of the work. Sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, and desserts. You can even order famiglia-style — serves 6-8 people for a meal for a crowd. Your order must be at least $25 for delivery.


More than just pizza, Davanni’s delivers calzones, salads, pastas, hot hoagies, wings, and MORE. The minimum order for delivery is $15.


Everyone is familiar with Domino’s. You’re probably not surprised to see them on our list! Order pizza, pasta, sandwiches, chicken… even desserts.

Good Earth

Partial to local growers and organic suppliers, Good Earth use the freshest ingredients throughout their entire menu. Order breakfast, lunch or dinner to be delivered right to your door. They even offer gluten friendly, vegetarian and vegan options.

Green Mill

Delivery is available M-W, 11AM-2pm & 4PM-10PM, T-F, 11AM-2PM & 4PM-11PM, Saturday, 4PM-11PM, and Sunday, 4PM-9PM. Most of their dine-in menu is on their delivery menu, which is an A+ to us! A minimum order of $10 for delivery.

Jimmy John’s

Known for their freaky fast delivery, Jimmy Johns is your sandwich HQ for when you’re craving a sandwich and need is seriously FAST.

New Hong Kong Wok

Outstanding Chinese cuisine with a modern interpretation of classic dishes with high quality, fresh ingredients. Sign us up! Minimum total of at least $15 for delivery.

Papa John’s

Everyone’s favorite papa is delivering pizza right to your door in Roseville. Don’t forget to browse their list of dipping sauces to make your pizza/breadsticks POP.

Pizza Lucé

FREE delivery from Pizza Lucé makes their already delicious pizzas (gluten free & vegan available) taste even MORE delicious (if that’s possible). If you’re looking for something other than pizza then you’re in luck because they have apps, pasta, hoagies, salads, and more.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Delivery is available M-F, 11AM-2PM… or try giving them a call to see if delivery is available outside of that time slot. A minimum of $15 is needed for delivery. We would recommend adding a shake to your order, whether you need it to make the minimum or not!


Choose from a list of classic deli, savory steak, chicken, and turkey subs, salads, and soups at Quiznos. Their minimum for delivery is only $10.

St. Paul Bagelry

Half dozen of bagels, baker’s dozen bagels, breakfast sandwiches, regular sandwiches, smoothies, coffee.. St. Paul Bagelry has you set for all things bagels! Keep in mind that for delivery they have a minimum of $25 per order.


Are you familiar with Szechuan cuisine? It originates from the Sichuan province in southwest China and has seven flavor profiles: sweet, hot, salty, bitty, sour, aromatic, and pungent. You will find spicy dishes as well as non-spicy and mild entrees. A minimum order of $15 is required for delivery.

Order Online (Pick-up)

If you’re unlike us and can at least pick-up your online order then these restaurants are for you!

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

Baja Sol

Boston Market

Buffalo Wild Wings

Chili’s Grill & Bar


Famous Dave’s

Firehouse Subs

HoneyBaked Ham

House of Wong

La Casita

Noodles & Company

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Panera Bread

Ruby Tuesday




Need to get out and about for your meal? All of the Roseville restaurants can be found on our website. We also have dining coupons for some Roseville restaurants.

Sneak Peek: New Foods at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

Attractions, Events, Family, Food, MN, Roseville, Summer, Twin Cities


Waiting until the day the Minnesota State Fair announces their new foods for the year can feel like waiting for Christmas morning to arrive; or maybe that’s just us. That ‘Christmas Morning’ feeling became even better when we were invited to try some of the new foods for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair before the fair opened. There are a whopping 32 new foods at the fair this year and we were lucky to try 6 of them!

Cheesy French Onion Monkey Bread | Blue Moon Dine-In Theater


Savory, salty and soft describes this pull-apart artisan bread filled with caramelized onions, cheese and beef broth. The French onion soup covering the top soaks into the bread making it even more soft when you’re gobbling it up.

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites | O’Gara’s at the Fair


A childhood favorite [and still a favorite] just got THAT much better with a beer batter and white cheddar cheese blend that fries to grilled cheese flavor perfection. Don’t forget to dunk it in the bloody mary mix marinara! Basically it’s grilled cheese and tomato soup to the max.

Maple Bacon Shave Ice | Minnesnowii Shave Ice


The rule is, if there’s bacon in it then we’re going to try it and probably love it. That’s what happened here! Minnesnowii’s newest flavor brings the bacon in their shave ice with bacon bits and a maple syrup drizzle on top. What makes their shave ice so unique is the 100% sweetened condensed milk that they drizzle on top to make the shave ice creamy and sweet.

Minnesota Corn Dog | Gass Station Grill


This is not your average corn dog! What makes this corn dog Minnesotan [made in Albertville, MN] is the custom group sausage that is made with blueberries, apples, wild rice, maple syrup and cayenne. It’s a sweet surprise that is dipped in everyone’s favorite corn dog batter [at 1940’s recipe] and deep-fried. Good for the early morning fair goers looking for breakfast but really it’s good anytime of the day if you ask us.

Rustic Beef Pastry | French Meadow Bakery & Cafe


It looks fancy and it tastes fancy but nothing is too fancy for the Minnesota State Fair at the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe. Flaky butter crust is topped with Moroccan-spiced, grass-fed beef and baby spinach with creamy goat cheese crumbled on top for some tang. From breakfast to dinner this pastry will wake up your taste buds with unexpected flavor.

Tot Boss | New Vendor


New to the fair this year, Tot Boss, a local food truck favor, makes its way into the Minnesota State Fair — 100% happy! Tater tots are a big comfort food in Minnesota and their bringing them to the next level with bacon-wrapped tots, chili tots, tots ‘n’ tenders, tots ‘n’ dogs, poutine tots, tater tot nachos, tots with a variety of dipping sauces… the list goes on. We got to try the loaded tots and we are happy to report that we’re in love. The loaded tots reminded us of a loaded baked potato to the extreme and filled us up pretty quickly. We would recommend sharing if you’re a big foodie at the fair. One last thing… they’re gluten free!

What other new food vendors will we be trying at the fair? Candied Bacon Donut Sliders, Macaroni & Cheese Curds, Burnt Butt Ends… the list goes on!

Need a hotel for multiple fair trips? Roseville is located 3 miles from the fairgrounds. So close you can smell the cheese curds! We put together hotel packages in Roseville specifically for fair goers.

2016 Minnesota State Fair begins August 25th and ends September 5th. We hope you enjoy the fair!

2016 Minnesota State Fair Hotel Packages

Attractions, Family, Hotels, MN, Roseville, Summer, Twin Cities

It’s almost time for the Minnesota State Fair, one of our favorite times of the year. This year the fair starts August 25th, 2016 – September 5th, 2016 — 12 days of fun, food entertainment, exhibits, shopping, and MORE.


Photo via: Minnesota State Fair

Roseville is the ideal location to stay when attending the Minnesota State Fair. All of the hotels in Roseville are 3 miles from the fairgrounds — so close that you can smell the cheese curds! Every year we put together a list of hotels who offer special hotel packages for those visiting the state fair. This year is no different!

Country Inn & Suites | Rates Starting at $159

(651) 628-3500 | (800) 456-4000

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Indoor pool/fitness center/business center
  • Dining options within walking distance
  • several free park and ride service available withing walking distance

Courtyard Marriott | Packages starting at $169

(651) 746-8000 | (800) 321-2211

  • Newly renovated lobby and guestrooms
  • Two Minnesota State Fair adult admission tickets
  • Blue Ribbon Bargain Book filled with coupons for the fair
  • Free shuttle transportation to and from the Minnesota State Fair express bus stop. Hotel will run shuttles from 9AM-10PM daily
  • Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, restaurant & lounge, outdoor courtyard

Fairfield Inn & Suites | Rates starting at $149

(651) 636-7869 | (800) 228-2800

  • Admission tickets to the Minnesota State Fair (packages of 2 or 4)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Wireless internet
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Advance reservations required
  • Welcome gift & bottled water

Hampton Inn | Rates starting at $152

(651) 209-3000

  • New hotel opened June 2016
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room wireless internet
  • Indoor pool/whirlpool/fitness center
  • Mini fridge, microwave & coffee makers in each room
  • Advance reservations required
  • Shuttle service during regular shuttle hours: M-F 6AM-10AM & 4PM-7PM to the Minnesota State Fair Park & Ride located near hotel available on weekends and Labor Day

Holiday Inn Express | Rates starting at $153

(651) 294-7200

  • Newly renovated hotel opened June 2016
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room wireless internet
  • Fitness center
  • Mini fridge, microwave & Keurig coffee maker in each room
  • Shuttle service during regular shuttle hours: M-F 6AM-10AM & 4PM-7PM to the Minnesota State Fair Park & Ride

Home2 Suites | Rates starting at $143

(651) 925-8600

  • New hotel opened June 2016
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room wireless internet
  • Only indoor saline pool in the area
  • Beautiful patio area with fire-pit and two outdoor gas grills
  • Fully equipped kitchen in each room
  • Sofa sleeper in each room
  • Pet friendly
  • Shuttle service during regular shuttle hours: M-F 6AM-10AM & 4PM-7PM to the Minnesota State Fair Park & Ride. Park & Ride located near hotel available on weekends and Labor Day

Radisson | Rates starting at $149

(651) 636-4567 | (866) 444-6835

  • Free shuttle service and and from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
  • Use promo code MNFAIR when making reservation
  • Axel’s Restaurant – happy hour twice a day!
  • Largest full-service hotel in Roseville
  • Large pool, whirlpool and new fitness center

Residence Inn | Packages starting at $199

(651) 636-0680 | (800) 331-3131

  • Full property renovation in 2016
  • Suite accommodations (various rates offered on studio & one bedroom)
  • Two Minnesota State Fair admission tickets
  • Blue Ribbon Bargain Book filled with coupons for the Minnesota State Fair
  • Free shuttle transportation to and from the Minnesota State Fair Express Bus Stop. Hotel will run shuttles from 9AM-10PM daily
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary social.light dinner Monday-Wednesday evenings
  • Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor sport court

Guest Blog: Q&A with Bartley Blume from Bent Brewstillery

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By Agnes Constante, founder & blogger at Backyard Destinations

In 2007, Brenda Blume gifted her husband Bartley a Mr. Beer kit. That’s what got the ball rolling toward the opening of Bent Brewstillery, the only brewstillery in the state of Minnesota.

“After my first batch, I [knew] that this was a hobby that could turn into a profession,” said Bartley, who is the owner, president and head distiller at Bent Brewstillery, which is right in Roseville. The local business sells about 150 to 200 barrels of beer per month and about 180 gallons of spirits each month.

A former NASA employee, Bartley was able to combine his love for cooking and enjoying a nice beer through the brewstillery.

In a Q&A with the Roseville Visitors Association, he shares more about what drinks visitors should try, what he loves about Roseville, and more:

What are three of Bent Brewstillery’s signature drinks that first-time visitors must try?
As a visitor to our taproom, patrons can only drink beer. The current laws in Minnesota don’t allow for me to serve cocktails. I would highly recommend a pint of Nordic Blonde. It’s the first beer I ever made as a homebrewer and it’s our biggest seller. Then I would recommend one of our sour beers. We’ve got a diverse lineup of sours that rotates constantly. Then I would suggest one of our malt meads. We make malt based honey wines that also rotate constantly. Currently Pineapple Tyme is on tap.


Why should visitors come to Bent Brewstillery?
Our taproom is industrial yet comfy. It’s a great place for great beer and great conversation. We’ve got a very diverse line up of beers that’s sure to please everyone, even non-beer drinkers.

What sets the brewstillery apart from other breweries, distilleries and brewstilleries?
We are Defiantly Distinct. We do things differently than most. We like to make up beer and spirit styles. We make beer that tastes like wine. Just being a Brewstillery is rare. There’s more than 4,500 breweries in the US, more than 700 distilleries, but somewhere around a dozen brewery/distillery combos.


What drink would you say best represents you and why?
We make a cocktail (that can’t be served at our taproom) called Kissin’ the Gunner’s Daughter. It combines our navy-strength gin, Gunner Ghost, with our Nordic Blonde beer. Add a little simple syrup and some lemon juice for a great drink. I like the name because it sounds romantic and even Harlequin-esque. The true meaning is a bit more brutal. Kissin’ the Gunner’s Daughter is an ancient nautical term for being flogged while strapped to the ships cannon.

Tap Tower

What is your favorite drink?
Enuff, our newest IPA.

Why did you choose to build your business in Roseville?
It was a marriage of convenience that has grown to be the best decision I ever made. We merged with an existing brewery called Pour Decisions that was located in this spot.

What do you like best about Roseville?
I love the fact that Roseville is centrally located and boarders both St Paul and Minneapolis. It’s just 10 minutes from either downtown but has the comfort level of the burbs. I also love the way we’ve been received by the City and all their residents. Everyone has been welcoming and gracious and really makes us feel like we’re part of the community.

What do you like best about your job?
I love experimenting with new spirits. I’ve got no less than a dozen different products in various stages of development. Everything from Grapefruit & Basil Chello, Grappa, Brandy, Spiced Rum, Silver Rum, Gold Rum, the list goes on.

If you weren’t working at the brewstillery, what would you be doing?
Maybe owning a restaurant or bar.

Photos courtesy of Bent Brewstillery and Agnes Constante

New in Roseville: Home2 Suites & Hampton Inn

Hotels, meetings, MN, Roseville, Twin Cities

This summer Roseville, MN went from having 9 hotels to 11 hotels! Home2 Suites & Hampton Inn opened in June and we couldn’t be more excited to have visitors stay at the new hotels and see how amazing they turned out.

Home2 Suites

You’ll feel right at home in their spacious suites offering a well-equipped kitchen complete with a full-sized refrigerator, dishes, microwave and flatware. Utilize the moveable furniture options to create a customized home or office environment. Choose from a suite with one or two queen beds and take advantage of the sofa bed in the separate living area.

Unwind at the indoor saline pool or cozy up by the fire on the outdoor patio. Wake up to a complimentary breakfast with over 400 various options including hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, coffee and juices. Gather with others around the Inspired Table and swap travel stories while sharing a meal. Manage your time effectively at our Spin2 Cycle Center—Laundry and Fitness Facility.

Home2 Suites Exterior & Parking Lot

Home2 Suites

Hampton Inn

This modern Roseville hotel features accommodations with fresh contemporary décor, free WiFi access plus a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in every room, to make you feel at home. Stay productive at the large work desk and enjoy a restful nights’ sleep in their clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Ideal for families and groups, their suites offer extra space with separate living and sleeping areas and a sofa bed.

Each morning enjoy free hot and cold breakfast options, available from 6:00am to 10:00am. If you forgot something, the 24-hour convenience shop has travel essentials, frozen meals, drinks and snacks. Keep fit at their on-site 24-hour fitness center, plunge into the indoor pool or relax in a soothing whirlpool.

Hampton Inn Exterior from Distance

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Meeting Room

Hampton Inn Meeting Room

PassingThru stayed at the Hampton Inn and created a video of their experience while at the hotel:

Along with the new hotels, the Holiday Inn Express went through a major remodel and is back open, looking better than ever!

Holiday Inn Express

Offering amenities such as free parking, complimentary breakfast, and free wireless high-speed Internet; the Holiday Inn Express Roseville-St. Paul hotel has an ideal Twin Cities location for going to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, a concert at Xcel Energy Center or visiting Bethel University or the University of Minnesota, all fewer than 10 minutes from the hotel. Guests say that the free shuttle to Rosedale Mall is perfect for heading to dinner and love that they are just a few minutes from a drugstore, gas station and grocery store.

Their free daily breakfast has great options of an egg and meat entrée, frosted cinnamon rolls, yogurt, hot & cold cereal, fruit, milk, and a variety of juices. Guests also like the convenience of a microwave and refrigerator in every guest room.

Holiday Inn Express Front Exterior

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express Meeting Room

Holiday Inn Express Meeting Room

Save during your next stay in Roseville by using a coupon for any of these three hotels!

New in Roseville: New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus

Food, Happy Hour, MN, Restaurants, Roseville, Twin Cities

We love when new restaurants open in Roseville! The number one reason why we love it is because we get to go out for lunch and scarf down some delicious food. We also love sharing our experience with you and telling you that you need to get there ASAP.

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New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus opened in Roseville at the end of May 2016. From the name, you can probably guess that it’s a sausage and beer restaurant. What you can’t tell from the name is that their sausage menu includes a whopping 19 different flavors ranging from classic to premium to adventurous and 36 different beers on tap (WHAT!?).


All of their sausages come with two free toppings — choose from the 8 toppings like spicy kraut or apple jicama slaw or beer butter onions, just to name a few. You can even get your sausage Philly style (peppers & onions with cheese sauce) or hangover style (fried egg with hot peppers). So many delicious options!

As we waited for our lunch to arrive we drank our root beers and checked out the restaurant. They have long communal tables and a patio for beautiful Minnesota days.




Our food came out quickly and we were ready to dive in! But first we scoped out the sauces that were on our table to make sure we weren’t missing anything. We loved the Mango Curry Ketchup on our fries.


Finally we took our first bites and we were in love! We went with a combo meal (sausage, fries & root beer or New Bohemia lager) of a premium Chicken & Apple sausage (topped with mushroom saute and caramelized onions), fries (you get to choose a free dipping sauce! It just kept getting better) with pepperjack cheese sauce, and a root beer.


We also ordered a combo meal of an adventurous smoked duck with cilantro sausage (topped with fried onions and apple jicama slaw on the side), fries with bacon blue cheese sauce, and a root beer.


If you’re wondering if we left satisfied… the answer is yes! It was a fantastic lunch and we will be back because we have 17 more sausages to try and a long list of beers to sip. Also, they have a giant pretzel appetizer that we need to get our hands on!

Maybe you’re not a sausage lover… that’s OK because they have hand crafted burgers on the menu that will hit the spot.

We hope you make it out to New Bohemia soon!

10 Things to Do with Dad this Father’s Day

Attractions, Events, Family, MN, Roseville, Top 10, Twin Cities

Father's Day

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day by getting out of the house and trying something new in the Twin Cities. Dad deserves to be spoiled this year and we have a great list of 10 things to do with dad this Father’s Day. From a baseball game at Target Field to classic cars to seeing some seriously BIG bugs, this Father’s Day will be one to remember.

[1] Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees

Target Field

It’s a classic dad day out at the ballpark! Bring dad to Target Field for a day full of hot dogs, peanuts and mini Twins helmets full of ice cream. This Father’s Day (June 19th) the Minnesota Twins welcome the New York Yankees for a 1:10PM game. BONUS: First 10,000 males 18+ get a free pair of Twins socks — get there early. Go Twins! Get your tickets.

[2] Fishing on a Roseville Lake

@jay.deltah Central Park

Credit: @jay.deltah | Central Park

There are a handful of spots to take Dad fishing on a Roseville lake this Father’s Day. Central Park offers pier fishing with lowered rail sections making it easier for children to fish and shore fishing sites around Lake Bennett. Langton Lake Park has an accessible fishing pier and you can fish along the paved path that splits the lake in half —  it’s also great for canoeing; if you’re up for an extra adventure!  Lake Josephine is one of Roseville’s larger lakes with shore fishing on the shoreline adjacent to the beach and a fishing pier is available, too. Another large lake in Roseville is Lake McCarrons with pier and shore fishing. Minnesota fishing information.

[3] Back to the 50’s Weekend

Back to the 50s

Every Father’s Day weekend 10,000 street rods, customs, classics, and restored vehicles are parked at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for Back to the 50’s Weekend. June 17th-19th from 8AM-10PM browse through thousands of amazing cars, enjoy live entertainment, a craft fair and MORE. Don’t miss the Swap Meet exclusively on Sunday opening at 6AM. Tickets: $10 per day. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.

[4] Go BOLD at New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus

New Bohemia Roseville

The newest restaurant to open in Roseville is New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus. They call themselves the “New American Craft Bier Hall” because of their bar full of 36 local and international craft beers — dedicating 28 lines to only local breweries. Pairing well with their long list of beers is their menu of over 24 different all natural sausages. Stay on the more classic side of sausage with their Tommy Knocker Beer Bratwurst or Savory Italian… or be a little more adventurous with their Alligator Bayou or Jackalope (antelope + rabbit). Dad is going to love this place!

[5] Stone Arch Bridge Festival


Fun for the entire family during the entirety of Father’s Day weekend! The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is located on the Minneapolis Riverfront and features four performance stages with live entertainment, family art activities, a car show, a beer sampler on June 17th & 18th, and much more. Dad’s of all ages will love this outdoor festival.

[6] Take Dad back to the Jurassic Period

Dinosaurs MN Zoo

80 million years in the making, the Dinosaurs exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo brings you face-to-face with life-size roaring & moving dinosaurs. See dinosaurs like Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, the ever popular T. Rex and 17 more! Don’t forget to snap a selfie with you and dad in front of your favorite dinosaur. $5 with regular zoo admission [FREE admission for dads on June 19th]. BONUS: Aveda Butterfly Garden opens on June 18th!

[7] Relaxed Morning/Afternoon at the Farmers’ Market

Saint Paul Farmers' Market

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The Saint Paul Farmers’ Summer Market fits into even the busiest day with its hours of 8AM-1PM on Sundays. Take dad for a unique breakfast or lunch with the freshest ingredients in town and before you leave pick up some flowers for his garden. The summer market is located in Lowertown in Saint Paul and offers a variety of items like bakery goods, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, pierogi’s, and MORE.

[8] Take Flight Over America

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Mall of America brings America’s greatest landmarks to YOU on their latest attraction. Soar over America’s spectacular sights [wind & scents included] on the FlyOver America flight simulator — see some Minnesota landmarks, too. This ride is suitable for ages 4+ and costs adults, $16.95 and children 12 and under, $12.95. Take dad on a vacation tour of America without leaving the state of Minnesota! Maybe grab lunch after at the newest mall restaurant, Shake Shack.

[9] Ice Skating in June


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Beat the heat of summer with indoor ice skating at the Roseville Skating Center. Enjoy public skating from 1:45PM-3:15PM on June 19th, perfect for skating after lunch or before heading to dinner. Skating is only $5.50 and skate rental is available for $4 if needed. Need a spot for lunch or dinner to take dad? Look no further than these Roseville restaurants.

[10] Big Bugs

Big Bugs

When it comes to bugs dad’s your guy to swoop in to save the day [or at least my dad was always the bug superhero!]. At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s new exhibit, Big Bugs, dad will be off bug duty with these bug sculptures made out of sustainable forest materials. See a 1,200 pound praying mantis, a dragonfly with a 17-foot wingspan, and three 10-foot high giant ants, each placed in an interesting and complimentary landscape setting throughout the grounds. The exhibit opens June 18th – September 30th.

There’s more events taking place across the Twin Cities, find them on our calendar of events. Make Father’s Day the ENTIRE weekend by staying at one of our Roseville hotels. Need a Father’s Day gift? Rosedale Center is your shopping destination for all things for dad!