Enjoy Eagan Winter Itinerary
Winter in Eagan can be snowy and cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate in your hotel! While visiting Eagan, we invite you to embrace the frozen tundra. Check out our winter wonderland itinerary and get ready to embark on an adventure you can’t find anywhere else.
Stop at Eagan’s famous Puffy Cream Donuts Plus, a casual neighborhood bakery, for some of the best donuts in the region. This family-owned joint is the perfect place for a hot coffee and apple fritter or blueberry cake donut before a fun day out and about.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park is the ultimate spot to get your winter adventure on! Whether it’s cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or ice fishing , all of your cold weather activities are covered here. One guest favorite is a new and growing sport that’s fun for all ages called kicksledding. The kicksled is driven forward by the driver standing on one runner, kicking backwards on the ground with the other foot, hence the name. The flexibility of the runners allows the driver to steer the kicksled by twisting the handlebars. One can have a passenger or luggage on the chair seat, which is ideal for families with small children. Watch an example of kicksledding featured in this Kare 11 Winter Wonder TV spot HERE.
After a thrilling morning out in the brisk Minnesota weather, it’s time for something warm and comforting and Zoup! is the most delicious answer. Offering a variety of daily soups, including recipes that are low fat, made with gluten-free ingredients, vegetarian, dairy free, and spicy — each served with a big hunk of freshly baked bread. Customer top picks include the Lobster Bisque and Chicken Potpie soups, but you can find your own favorite by sampling soups before you order.
After a satisfying meal, it’s time to keep experiencing winter in Eagan as most Minnesotans do – outdoors! Ice skating at one of Eagan’s 13 outdoor rinks is your next stop for frozen fun. With amenities including hockey boards, warming houses, lights and leisure only times, there’s a rink for everyone! Please see rink listing for details. Take your time skating around with friends and family or start a game of high-speed hockey with your crew, the fun is refreshingly up to you.
After skating your heart out, the amazing animals at the Minnesota Zoo are waiting for you! Head to the Zoo and choose your own experience, whether you want to stay outdoors and explore the Northern Trail where you can marvel at moose, American Bison, Amur Tigers and Goitered Gazelles. Or warm up by adoring sloths, lemurs, Red Pandas and more in the Tropics Trail. Don’t forget when you stay in an Eagan hotel over the weekend , you can Pick Your Package and get two passes to the Minnesota Zoo FREE! Click HERE for more details.
The dinner bell is ringing and the fire is crackling over at Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill where you and your family or friends can enjoy a scrumptious meal in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Doolittles is famous for their wood fired rotisserie chicken which is ideal with creamy mashed potatoes and veggies or indulge in a juicy ribeye steak with all the fixings. Whatever you’re craving, Doolittles serves it up fresh and flavorful.
If you’re not extremely full after an incredible dining experience, take a quick drive down the road for a sweet treat to end your wonderful winter day at Cupcake, which serves up the tastiest, you guessed it, cupcakes! Winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Cupcake serves up a variety of tasty favorites including the classic red velvet, chocolate peanut butter and mocha. If you want to keep the adventure going, branch out and try the maple bacon, Elvis or caramel cheesecake.
Winding down is a necessity after that full day of food, exercise and frozen fun. Head back to your hotel and pop in a movie or go down to the hot tub and reminisce on the memorable day you spent in Eagan.
Are you ready to book your trip? Team Eagan can help you out with all the tools below, but first start customizing your very own itinerary right HERE! Embrace the winter in Eagan – we’ll see you soon!