Shop and Play Waite Park Getaway

Updated: Apr 21

Check out this action-packed itinerary! Whether you're into shopping or playing, Greater St. Cloud has your ticket to fun.

Start your day off on the right foot with breakfast from Brigitte's Café. This classic breakfast joint serves up all of your favorite classics like biscuits & gravy, omelets, pancakes and more. Once you’ve gotten your fill of homemade deliciousness, it’s time to pull out your adventurous side and head over to Quarry Park & Nature Preserve. The trails are groomed all winter long, which makes it perfect for skiing, biking or simply hiking among the pristine winter beauty of the park.

Not one for the outdoors? Keep warm and have fun at Crossroads Center. Not only can you shop at over 100 stores under one roof, you can also try your hand at mini golf, get a snack from the food court, try for a high score in the arcade, check out a virtual reality roller coaster, learn to be a sharp shooter at Action Target, and more!

Then, once you’ve experienced it all, it’s time for lunch. Keep things on the lighter side before a big dinner with Cloud 9 Energy Bowls. They serve up delicious natural sorbets topped with granolas, fruits, and other superfoods that are almost too beautiful to eat – almost!

Once you’re fueled up with the good stuff, it’s time to check out the vintage store hub in Waite Park. Shop both new and repurposed furniture and home décor at Modern Barnyard and Salvage Sisters, explore a massive collection of antiques at The Rusty Pick, and shop for all sorts of craft materials and more at Crafts Direct. They’re the perfect places to find that one unique table topper, a special DIY gift, or even your new coffee table! Plus, Crafts Direct is connected to Back Shed Brewing, the perfect brewery to sit and relax for a bit with a delicious flight of craft beer.

Still have some time to kill? Try something new and experience axe throwing at Nice Axe! Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve done it before, the helpful staff will make sure you have a great time playing games and enjoying yourselves. After you’ve hit the bullseye a time or two, it’s time to check in to your accommodations for the evening. Hilton Garden Inn is a beautiful new hotel with an attached restaurant, great pool and hot tub, and luxurious rooms!

Get yourselves cleaned up and get ready for a real treat – dinner at Fuji Steakhouse. Indulge in fresh sushi, enjoy dinner and a show with hibachi, sip on unique, tasty cocktails, and have a truly unforgettable dining experience!

By now, you might be worn out. But if you’re still looking for that one final activity, head over to Marcus Parkwood Cinema for a movie to cap off the evening. Or if you’re not in the mood for a movie, enjoy a nightcap at Anton’s Restaurant, a former speakeasy and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Then head back for a relaxing evening at your hotel, and a quiet morning.

Make sure to grab some donuts from Cold Spring Bakery Connection on your way out of town!

The check in location for this itinerary is Crossroads Center

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