When Saturday and Sunday roll around there’s plenty of things to do in Roseville and the Twin Cities (proof on our calendar of events). But, what about those days in between? There’s plenty of things to do then, too! Whether you’re visiting Roseville during the week or you live close by and you’re looking for something different to do, we have ideas for you Monday through Friday.
What are you craving? Roseville offers close to 100 different restaurant options and we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect spot to suit your taste buds.
Breakfast: Make breakfast a no-brainer by starting your day with Al Green. No, not the singer… the bagel sandwich at St. Paul Bagelry! You pick your favorite bagel and they’ll stack it with a fried egg, ALL the veggies, and swiss cheese. This breakfast will take you to the river! (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves)
Lunch: Do you ever crave a big, juicy burger? We’re with you on that! You can go classic at The Original Malt Shop, but we think their specialty burgers are worth biting into. Take a chance on their PB & B Burger that’s topped with peanut butter and bacon and then let us know what you think!
Dinner: You’re a craft beer fan and you’re looking for a local place who really understands you. That’s New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus! They have 33 craft beers on tap; many local to Minnesota and others from around the country. Match your craft brew of choice with one of their 24+ bratwursts (vegan available) and don’t pass up their Giant Bavarian Pretzel (trust us).
Dessert: We can never resist buying something out of the bakery case at The Grateful Table. No matter how hard we try we’re either walking out with a chocolate filled croissant, a swirly twirly cinnamon roll, a delicate French macaroon, or something we’re totally surprised with that day. Make a stop!
If you’re a parent, grandparent, nanny, etc., you’re always on the hunt for somewhere to take the kids. Deep breath… we have your back!
All ages: You’re never too young to start ice skating! The Roseville Ice Arena (indoor) is open year-round for public skating; schedule is posted on a monthly basis. Public skating is only $6 and skate rentals are $4. When winter comes to Minnesota, the outdoor OVAL becomes available for public skating, too. Go get those skates sharpened!
3-10 years old: The towering, nearly life-size tree inside the Harriet Alexander Nature Center will not only awe kids, but adults too! Once you’ve explored the nooks and crannies in the giant tree, budding minds have a chance to discover and learn about plants and animal life in HANC’s interpretive center. Before you leave, take a walk on the outdoor boardwalk circulating through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitat.
10+ years old: Hobby gaming is a way of life at Fantasy Flight Games Center, one of the Twin Cities’ largest spaces devoted to hobby gaming. Guests are invited to bring their own games from home or they can borrow from the center’s extensive game library. You may find your new favorite game! They’re also serving fresh food and drinks, so you might as well game all day! Another hot spot for gaming in Roseville is Source Comics & Games. Beyond the games, you’ll be floored by the amount of comic books displayed throughout the store. They have 10,000 square feet of comic books, games, toys, posters, models, collectibles, and more.
16+ years old: Your creative kids will love learning how to enhance their painting skills at Painting with a Twist. Classes during the week typically take place in the evening hours and cost around $35. Artists can choose their painting of choice based on the classes posted on their upcoming events calendar. You never know who could be the next Picasso!
Who needs to go into the city to have a fantastic date night? Not us, and definitely not you!
Dinner: Stated earlier, Roseville offers a lot of dining options, but we have a few “date worthy” spots to take a closer look at for your next date night. AXELS Charhouse is a favorite for fine dining enthusiasts, Kyoto Sushi offers diners an all-you-can-eat dinner not to be missed, and Pizza Lucé pulls at pizza lovers heartstrings with their intriguing gourmet pizzas.
Entertainment: Craft beer brewery & small batch spirit distillery, Bent Brewstillery is a go to spot to sit back, enjoy each other’s company while you sip on Roseville’s finest beer. If you’re feeling adventurous, join them for trivia night on Thursday to test your smarts! A classic go to but still a favorite on date night, AMC Rosedale has the latest movies featuring IMAX and RealD 3D experiences.
If you haven’t heard, Rosedale Center is going through a renovation that’s adding a new department store, a new parking ramp and an additional 21,000 square feet of retail space. All of the current stores are open during the renovation, so go and get your shop on!
New shopping: We mentioned a new department store coming to the mall and that department store is… (drum roll) Von Maur! It’s scheduled to open in Fall 2018 and will be 140,000 square feet of Von Maur shopping glory.
New entertainment: Shopping centers are becoming “lifestyle” centers and Rosedale Center is staying on trend. They’re bringing a brand new concept of ‘edutainment’ for their visitors from Extreme Sandbox. Guests will experience manning a mini-excavator INDOORS, which will be open to the public during the week in the evenings and available for education outreach, meetings and vocational training during the weekly daytime hours.
New restaurants: All of that tiring but rewarding shopping needs to be rewarded with an amazing dining experience. Adding to the already versatile restaurant scene at Rosedale Center, CRAVE and Maya Cuisine are ready to serve and WOW food fans.
Oldies but goodies: We are loving the updates happening at Rosedale Center but we’re happy to see that the shopping experience is getting enhanced, not changed! Shoppers can still shop all of their favorite stores, dine at the food court and restaurants, attend mall events, and play in the popular Northwoods Play Area.
10 minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul you’ll find 30 parks, 679 acres of parkland and open space, and 67 miles of trails and walkways. That’s right, we’re talking about perfectly positioned Roseville.
Golf: Golfers of all skill levels will find the par-three, nine-hole Roseville Cedarholm Golf Course a fun course to play in less than two hours. The course is lined with gardens and mature trees making for a stunning morning, afternoon or evening game of golf. Beyond the normal golf swings, take a “swing” at disc golf at the 18-hole Disc Golf Course in Acorn Park! Baskets are set up year round throughout the wooded area for beginners and veterans of the sport.
Parks: Throughout Roseville you’ll find 30 beautiful parks. Central Park, the biggest park in Roseville, is split up into six separate parks around Roseville. Some highlights include the Frank Rog Amphitheatre featuring entertainment in the summer months and the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum offering seasonal blooming gardens. Get lost in the beauty of Reservoir Woods, the 115-acre park full of hilly terrain, pine trees, wetlands, prairie grass, and savanna. You won’t believe that you’re 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul! Also, definitely go out of your way to find Minnesota’s largest butternut tree.
Unique: We’re always talking about Roseville’s perfect position to Minneapolis & Saint Paul (that’s 10 minutes to both downtown areas 😉), but did you know that Roseville is also perfectly positioned halfway between the Equator and the North Pole? True story. Roseville lies on the 45th Parallel and you can take your picture by the monument that says so. Pretty cool!
Location, Location, Location
Here we go again bragging about our perfect position to Minneapolis and Saint Paul. We can’t brag enough about it! Let these videos show you how close Roseville hotels are to popular attractions in the Twin Cities.