Make your next business trip the most productive one yet when you choose Lakeville, Minnesota as your destination! This fast-growing city, just 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is prepared for business travelers with plenty of premier meeting spaces, dining destinations, exciting entertainment options and comfortable hotels to rest and relax.
Here are some of the many reasons why Lakeville, Minnesota ranks as a top business travel destination in the Twin Cities.
Location is Key
Getting to Lakeville is easy. Conveniently located on I-35, Lakeville is just minutes away from the Twin Cities and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Corporate jet owners looking for the ultimate in convenience can fly into Lakeville’s Airlake Airport, situated next to one of the largest industrial parks in the state.
With its lakes, parks and open spaces, Lakeville, Minnesota offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet provides easy access to all of the urban amenities you desire. Three professional sports stadiums, countless theaters and music venues, two casinos, live horse racing, premier shopping and several museums are all located within a half hour’s drive.
Comfort Meets Convenience
While traveling on business, your hotel is your home away from home and your office away from the office. Lakeville offers a wide selection of accommodations with the amenities you need for a productive day and a good night’s sleep.
At the Holiday Inn & Suites, you’ll have access to the 24-hour fitness center, hot tub and pool, Rudy’s Redeye Grill and lounge, and business center. The Baymont Inn & Suites offers complimentary fresh breakfast, plus a soothing indoor heated pool, laundry facilities and walking distance to Minnesota’s only Cracker Barrel restaurant. For longer stays, the Candlewood Suites offers all the luxuries of home, including a full kitchen, spacious executive desk, a plush recliner and outdoor grill. The Quality Inn & Suites offers a fitness room, complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool. Or perhaps our Motel 6 with affordable rooms is perfect if you are traveling with your pet. And of course, they all offer free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected to home and the office throughout your stay.
An Event to Remember
Whether you’re hosting a company meeting, golf tournament, fundraising gala or team-building retreat, Lakeville has the perfect venue for your next corporate event. Boasting some of the most beautiful event facilities in the south metro, you’ll have your choice of golf course or lake views, outdoor patios, majestic ballrooms, professional boardrooms and unique spaces. Lakeville’s premier meeting facilities are equipped with the technology you need to host a successful event, plus skilled banquet and meeting staffs to ensure every detail is handled with care.
Start Your Day Right
Traveling can be exhausting, making that first cup of coffee in the morning all the more important. At Mainstreet Coffee & Wine Bar or Dunn Brothers, you’ll enjoy a fresh roasted, perfectly brewed cup of coffee, espresso or latte. Looking for a heartier breakfast, enjoy honest-to-goodness homestyle meals prepared from scratch at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, treat yourself to hearty classics and everyday favorites at HyVee Market Grille or indulge in fresh baked goods, farm fresh omelets and all-day breakfast at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.
Lakeville’s extensive nature trails can provide a great backdrop for a morning run or walk. Or perhaps when weather is a factor, try Lifetime Fitness or Anytime Fitness or any of the health clubs in town that offer day passes for our hotel guests.
Seal the Deal over a Meal
Whether you’re looking to impress prospective clients, talking business with your boss over lunch or relaxing after a long day of work, Lakeville has plenty of dining options to satisfy your food and drink cravings.
For perfectly prepared steak and seafood with sophisticated ambiance, there’s Porterhouse Steaks & Seafood. This beloved Lakeville steakhouse offers cuts of aged Angus beef and several delectable seafood options. Open all year for dinner, Legends Club Grill at their championship golf course has an inviting and elegant Minnesota lodge atmosphere. Rudy’s Redeye Grill, known for its 60-foot mahogany bar displaying a dizzying array of drink choices, offers delicious comfort food and unique handcrafted cocktails.
Lakeville’s historic downtown is also home to several vibrant eating and drinking establishments all within walking distance of one another. Try the handcrafted brews at Lakeville Brewing Co. and Angry Inch Brewing or grab a cocktail at Alibi Drinkery.
Work Hard – Play Hard
After a long day of business, you deserve a break. Lakeville has you covered with a variety of unique entertainment options. One of the area’s hidden gems is Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, located just a few miles from Lakeville. This premier sporting facility offers 600 acres of pristine land for bird hunting plus clay target shooting and rifle and pistol ranges. With incredible meeting facilities and a renowned onsite restaurant, it’s the perfect place to combine business and pleasure.
It’s all fun and games at Bowlero in Lakeville, MN. With black light bowling, arcade games, laser tag and billiards, there are endless options for kicking back with colleagues. If slower paced bowling is more your style, take a step back in time at Lakeville Family Bowl in downtown Lakeville. This retro bowling alley features eight lanes and a full bar. For those nights you want to simply relax and unwind, Emagine Lakeville offers 21 theaters, cozy power recliners and the largest luxury theatre screen in Minnesota. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to Lakeville Area Arts Center which hosts musical performances, theater productions, festivals, wine & design painting classes and art exhibits in downtown Lakeville.
Golf – the Ultimate Business Tool
Business travelers know that golf is one of the best tools for strengthening relationships and moving your agenda forward. Fortunately, you won’t have to search far to find a beautiful golf course in Lakeville area, with seven challenging public 18-hole courses in a 15-mile radius. Choose from Legends, The Wilds, Willingers, Crystal Lake, Heritage Links, Southern Hills and Boulder Pointe – or better yet, try all these great golf courses!
Escape from the Everyday
Incorporate a little adventure into your business travel experience! Outdoor enthusiasts love Lakeville for its five beautiful lakes and 62 expansive parks. Here, you’ll find more than 100 miles of biking and pedestrian trails that are connected to the Lake Marion Greenway, which travels 20 miles through Burnsville, Savage, Credit River Township, Lakeville and Farmington. For thrill seekers, there is the new West Lake Marion Park mountain biking trail, which offers 4.5 miles of off-road excitement.