Mall of America – For a shopping experience unlike any other, visit the Mall Of America. To say it is HUGE is an understatement, and the indoor amusement park complete with roller coasters and a log flume is quite impressive. Even if you don't buy a thing, you'll be glad you can say you were there. From the conference hotel, it's a short walk to the light rail and then a quick trip to the MoA.

Midtown Global Market – 2 miles south of downtown, Lake Street & 10th Avenue

Uptown – trendy shopping, dining, 2.5 miles southwest of downtown, 1400 West Lake Street

Grand Avenue – St Paul, shopping, dining, 10 miles east of downtown