Spring break is upon us, and this year many families are opting for a spring break staycation. If you are also looking to stay close to home, we are here to answer the questions of where to stay, what to do, and where to eat during your staycation.
Where to Stay
Roseville is the perfect home base for your staycation. Our hotels boast a lower lodging tax than neighboring cities as well as free parking. You will be close to everything you need, including proximity to Rosedale Center. Our list of ideas features all Roseville businesses, so you don’t even need to venture out if you don’t want to!
No matter where you choose to stay, you can rest easily knowing the staff are going above and beyond to keep you safe during your visit. Each hotel has implemented special cleaning procedures in addition to following local, state, and national guidelines. Learn more about Hilton’s CleanStay, IHG’s Way of Clean, Marriott’s Commitment to Clean, and Radisson’s 20-Step Protocol, then book your stay and rest comfortably. Read on to find special deals just for you at our hotels.
Get a special Good Neighbor rate when you book your stay at a Roseville TPI Hospitality property using the links below. Pools are open at 25% capacity. Sign up at the front desk for available pool times.
- Courtyard by Marriott—Stay includes free high speed wifi and parking, pool, fitness center, and business center.
- Hampton Inn—Stay includes free high speed wifi, breakfast, and parking, pool, fitness center, and business center.
- Home2 Suites—Stay includes free high speed wifi, breakfast, and parking, pool, fitness center, and business center, plus pet-friendly rooms.
Buy two nights and get one free at the Holiday Inn Express when you search for a three night stay using this link. Stay includes free high speed wifi, breakfast, and parking, pool, fitness center, and business center. Pool is open at 25% capacity. Sign up at the front desk for available pool times.
Book the Family Get Away Package when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton to receive 4 sodas, popcorn, and 10 game tokens to their game room included in your stay. All stays include free high speed wifi and parking, pool, fitness center, and business center. Pool is open, simply sign up for a time when you check in. Enjoy dinner at on-site restaurant Axels open 3-8:45 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Indulge in All You Can Eat Crab every Tuesday and their Friday night Fish Fry. To book the Family Get Away Package, enter your dates on their website, select the room type you would like, then scroll down to select “Family Get Away” under packages.
Fairfield Inn & Suites’ Staycation Package offers 10% off the best available rate, 20% off items from their hotel market, and a 1 PM late checkout. All stays include grab-and-go breakfast, free high speed wifi, and parking. Pool is not open at this time. Book the Staycation Package by clicking the above link, entering your dates, and using code “ZJL” in the “Corporate” field under “Special Rates” OR enter your dates and click the “Deals and Packages” tab.
*Amenities at all hotels subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of your stay.
What to Do
SeaQuest is a hands-on land and sea adventure that the whole family will enjoy. They are open, following all state guidelines, and ready to see you! Sloth, otter, and other animal interactions are available. Swim with the stingrays, get a foot exfoliation treatment from fish, and feed pigs, fish, rabbits, and more! Open Monday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm; Sunday 12 pm-6 pm.
The family will work together toward a shared goal at Hidden Minnesota’s puzzle escape rooms. Scenes such as a wizard’s workshop, Kingsley’s speakeasy, or the old family cabin set the stage for your adventure. Can you solve the puzzle and reach your goal in one hour?
Although currently closed, the Bell Museum is set to reopen on March 12. It is Minnesota’s official natural history museum with exhibits ranging from outer space to their famous life-size wildlife dioramas (including a wooly mammoth you’ll have to see to believe!). They also have a planetarium with upcoming 30-minutes shows covering the topics of the solar system, Minnesota night skies, and Mysteries of Your Brain. Hours will be Friday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm. Advance reservations will be required.
If your staycation falls March 20 or 21, It’s Tapping Time is a unique, fun, and free event put on by Roseville Parks and Recreation. Come along as volunteers tap maple trees, collect sap and boil it to make delicious maple syrup. Learn about traditional syruping methods, enjoy Native American stories, and taste maple treats.
Where to Eat
Differing food preferences in the family are no problem when you eat at Potluck Food Hall. Everyone can order from a different vendor and come together to eat in the shared dining area. They also offer to-go and curbside pickup options. Try something new at Obachan where you’ll find Japanese noodles and chicken, Chickpea Hummus Bar, or Adam’s Soul to Go which features traditional comfort food and authentic Mexican street food. Less adventurous eaters will still find something to enjoy at Grand Ole Creamery & Pizzeria, Burger Dive, Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen, or Nordic Waffles. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with any of the local-favorite Minnesota vendors found there.
The Original Malt Shop is a Twin Cities family favorite that has been proudly serving Roseville and the surrounding communities since 1986. Get classic burgers, sandwiches, and malts in a laid-back diner setting. Featuring a long list of malt flavors, customizable baskets, and a kid’s menu, you’re sure to leave here satisfied. Also available for delivery or carryout.
Roseville’s newest restaurant, The Tipsy Steer, is located within High Pines Brewing. Adults will love the chef-inspired menu showcasing locally sourced beef, dairy, produce and hormone-free natural chicken along with the beer brewed in-house. Kids will love the kid’s menu selections and fun milkshake flavors.
For more dining ideas, check out our guide to Roseville restaurants during covid.