Out of Town Guests

With Brian growing up on the East Coast and both of us having attended Penn State, we realize that there will be quite a few out of town guests. So we've prepared some information here to keep handy at your fingertips. If there is anything we seem to have missed, pleasee email us and ask!

How Do We Get to Minnesota?
Good question. You have essentially two options. You can drive or fly, whichever you prefer.

From Coopersburg, PA, it is approximately 1200 miles to the Twin Cities. This equeals about eighteen hours of pure driving time. That doesn't count gas stops, eating, restroom breaks etc.

Our preferred mode of transportation is flying. If you are planning on flying, we highly recommened using Northwest Airlines as Minneapolis/St.Paul (MSP) is one of Northwest's major hubs and there are many direct flights available. Another useful tool in booking tickets is Travelocity.com. There you can search multiple airlines at once with a flexible schedule to get the best pricing available. Keep in mind, some of the flights may have lay-overs in other cities. Tickets should range between $190 and $300 to give you an idea of costs.

Where Should We Stay
We have reserved some room rates at the Hampton Inn in Maple Grove at the rate of $99/night plus tax. We are referring all of our out of town guests to this hotel due to proximity to the reception site and Brian's home. To reserve a room, call 1-888-432-4498 and ask for the Binkley/Northey group rate. There are some other cheaper altenatives, however we did not feel the conditions of the other locations matched that of Hampton Inn's. Feel free to call contact Brian if you have questions about any other hotel you may find on the internet.

The Hampton Inn of Maple Grove has the following features:

  • Free Hot Breakfeast Buffet
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Located adjacent to many shops and restaurants (many within walking distance)
  • Free High Speed Internet Access in rooms
  • Complimentary Business Center
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • In room microwaves and refrigerators

Things To Do
Here's a partial list of things to do while visting in Minnesota.