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5 Activities Seniors Can Enjoy in Bloomington This Spring

Nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Bloomington, Minnesota is an unexpected travel destination that’s well worth exploring. Known for its excellent shopping experiences (including the world-famous Mall of America, Bloomington) as well as cultural landmarks and outdoor recreational activities, this city has something for everyone. Spring is an especially great time for older adults to explore the city. If you’re a senior looking for fun and novel activities to enjoy in Bloomington, our curated list can help you plan an unforgettable experience.

1. Relax at the Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Just an hour outside of Bloomington, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is a picture-perfect way to spend a weekday or a weekend. This paradise offers a multitude of activities on-site, whether you’re a wine connoisseur or one who enjoys an occasional tipple.

Here, you can visit the Tasting Room to sample world-class wines and spirits perfectly paired with delicious appetizers, take a tour of the vineyards, see the winemaking process in action or shop at the charming boutique for unique gifts.

2. Discover Floral Beauty at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spring is synonymous with blooming flowers, and there’s no better place to celebrate the start of spring than at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This 1,200 acre public garden attracts more than 500,000 visitors per year, and lies about an hour outside Bloomington.

After a cold, white, winter, enjoy what the arboretum team describes as a “botanical pick-me-up” when you attend the annual Spring Flower Show. Or explore the arboretum’s collection on your own when you stroll through numerous specialty gardens or hike the beautiful Three-Mile Walk.

3. Pay Tribute to His Musical Majesty at Paisley Park

Music fans will know Paisley Park is not an outdoor park, but the home and creative sanctuary of The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince). Since his passing, and per his wishes, the estate has transformed Paisley Park into a unique museum open to the public. Inside, you’ll learn more about the history of this exceptional artist, get the opportunity to view some of his personal artifacts and effects, and much more.

4. Attend a Show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater

If attending a live show and enjoying a delicious meal is your ideal way to spend an evening, then a trip to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater is exactly what you need. One of “the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre compan[ies],” the Chanhassen Dinner Theater produces popular musicals such as Jersey Boys and Prom as well as comedy shows and concerts. Order your meal ahead of the show and enjoy it while captivated by live entertainment.

5. Enjoy a Spectacle at Target Center or Xcel Energy Center

If attending a dinner show whets your appetite for an arena-size show, concert or sports event, you’re in luck. Two multipurpose stadiums, the Minneapolis Target Center and the St. Paul Xcel Energy Center are located in Bloomington, and can give you the excitement you crave. Cheer on your local sports team as they play against their bitter rivals or sing along with your favorite performing artist as they rock out on stage. Check the stadiums’ calendars to book tickets for upcoming events.

More to Explore at Friendship Village Bloomington

There’s always something to explore in Bloomington! At Friendship Village of Bloomington, our residents enjoy access to superior year-round experiences, from concerts and fine dining to world-class shows and unique attractions.

We also offer plenty for residents to do on-site, offering elite services and amenities, events and outings. Savor fresh dishes from our unique dining venues, customize a wellness plan with our skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals and curate an exciting independent lifestyle, all from the comforts of your charming apartment. Learn more about the Bloomington lifestyle when you contact us today, or complete the form below.

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