My girlfriend and I are planning a trip specifically for Mall of America shopping, for our 30-year Friendship Anniversary in September 2009. However, our husbands have decided to tag-along! I've looked around online some, but wondered if anyone has first-hand knowledge of things that would keep them busy while we shop? They like cars, animals, site-seeing. Are there any cat-related shops in the area? (We are all cat fanciers) Also, we love to go to unique diners.
Another question - Any suggestions on places to stay that are near Mall of America? We will have a car - is parking there crazy? We will be 2 couples, so 2 rooms will be needed, either with kings or queens. We would probably want to spend under $125 - 150 per night - is it possible to get a nice clean room for that?
I truly appreciate any "insider" information that you can provide! TripAdvisor has NEVER steered us wrong in the past!