Edit ModuleShow Tags

Weekend Activities to Satisfy Your Inner-Child

Check out these weekend activities that will have you feeling like a kid again.


Published:

Courtesy Can Can Wonderland

Just about everyone could use some ideas to spice up their weekend plans, especially if you love to be adventurous and try new things. Satisfy your inner-child by seeking out these hip venues featuring all kinds of activities, including rock climbing, bowling, mini golf, arcade games, and more.

Punch Bowl Social

It is almost overwhelming how many activities you can take part in at Punch Bowl Social. This venue, located in St. Louis Park, offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks, which includes craft alcoholic beverages, plus coffee and specialty sodas and juices. Punch Bowl offers more than just food and drink, you can bowl, do karaoke, play foosball, compete in giant scrabble, and much more. Make sure to call ahead, this place fills up crazy quick.

Trapped Puzzle Rooms

Escape rooms are one of the fastest-growing forms of entertainment in the U.S., and there is no shortage of them in the Twin Cities. Trapped Puzzle Rooms is unlike most escape rooms one might be familiar with and it is all due to their awesome themes. With locations in Uptown, St. Paul, and the North Loop, Trapped contains five themed puzzle rooms and one 90-minute three-story puzzle house, the first in the Midwest. Several of their rooms are inspired by stories that have captivated children and adults alike, including Harry Potter, the Marvel Universe, and Toy Story.

Can Can Wonderland

Want to support the Minneapolis-St. Paul artist community while mini golfing? Then Can Can Wonderland is the place for you. Located in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, has artist-inspired and designed mini golf, live music and entertainment, and an arcade filled with vintage games. And the cherry on top—Can Can is the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota. After playing a round, munch on delicious food including Duck, Duck, Grey Duck pizza, gourmet hot dogs, mini donuts, nachos, cotton candy, and signature cocktails.

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

This activity may appear to be more for kids than inspired by them, but Zero Gravity Trampoline Park in Mounds View actually provides for all ages. And unlike some trampoline parks, Zero Gravity has more than just trampolines. The park features laser tag, an arcade, a climbing wall, an aerial ninja obstacle course, and more. Don’t worry about finding room to jump with your friends as Zero Gravity features 11,000 square feet of trampoline jumping surfaces, including a basketball slam dunk zone and a foam pit.

Up-Down

Up-Down is a great place to go with friends when you are looking for a more mellow bar atmosphere, plus the nostalgia doesn't hurt either. This arcade bar is located in the heart of the Lyn-Lake district and features more than 50 arcade games from the 80s and 90s, pinball machines, four classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size jenga, and connect four. The games only cost 25 cents and the drink menu contains an extensive craft beer selection including over 60 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as house-made pizza sold by the slice.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Travel Blog

The Best of Chisago Lakes

Something to do, eat, and see in the five small towns that make up one big community

What to Do for Twin Cities Pride, June 22-24

Mark your calendars for the best events of Twin Cities Pride

First Look: Lora Hotel Opens in Stillwater

Stillwater gets an update with a boutique hotel offering river and downtown views

Summer Nanny Bucket List

Unleash your inner child at these fun Twin Cities locations

Brews and Bonfires

Who doesn't love craft suds and yard games on a summer night?

6 Paddle Board Rentals in Minnesota

Lake Waconia, Bde Maka Ska and Lake Itasca are just a few of the rental destinations that make for an easy afternoon of paddle boarding

Duluth in Three Days

Duluth has a lot to offer the weekend warriors

6 Foods to Pack for the Cabin

Don't head north to the cabin without these delicious necessities

Seeing a Casino as a Campus

Mystic Lake Center, which opened at the beginning of the year, is just one of the features that make Mystic Lake more than a casino

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

A party that's as beloved as the bridge itself

Minnesota Drive-In Movie Theaters

No matter what your age is, drive-in movie theaters make for a fun retro outing

Summer Events for Food Lovers

From quirky small town get-togethers to “The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” make sure not to miss these summer events celebrating delicious food.

Find New Adventures In Minnesota With These Engaging Experiences

Minnesota—where you can drive bulldozers for fun

3 Last-Minute Camping Options

Plan a camping trip on the fly—Minnesota's good for it
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags