Chances are, you were abandoned by a woman who said she just needed “an hour.” She lied. It’ll be four, at least. Accept your fate, and have yourself some manly fun.

PARKWest side, mall entrance

RELAX. Art of Shaving

Clean up and chill out with a straight razor shave by a master barber.

125 West Market

SNACK. Magic Pan Crepe Stand

Get a taste of France at this little crepe stand with seating in the bustling area next to H&M. It’s a place for a snack or dessert, offering both sweet and savory options.

114 West Market

SHOP. Columbia Sportswear

Get outfitted for your next active adventure … or at least, stay warm while shoveling the driveway.

112A West Market

SHOP. Bose

Experience the complete home theater system with all the high-end bells and whistles. We’re fans of the dock speakers and headphones.

156 West Market

SHOP. Brookstone

The original man at the mall store, filled with all the essentials, like knives, electronics and motion activated snack dispensers. Get a chair massage while you’re there.

282 South Avenue

SHOP. Apple

Check out the latest iPhone, take a computer class, or check your email—the Geniuses expect you to linger.

132 South Avenue

SHOP. Microsoft

Right across the hall from Apple is the PC point of view with the latest phones, computers and TVs on display and Xbox 360 games to play.

162 South Avenue

COFFEE BREAK. Caribou Coffee

It’s around the corner from Microsoft and next door to the Lego store. Sip your cappuccino while gazing at the world’s largest Lego model, a 34-foot robot.

194 North Garden

SHOP. Verizon Destination Store

This first-of-its-kind experience center marries technology with lifestyle. There’s lots to do and touch: try a FitBit on the treadmill, control a mini golf course with a cell phone, play DJ in the mixing booth or simply take advantage of the free WiFi.

264 East Broadway


PLAY. A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation Center

Go play fighter pilot. Experience the feeling of flying a military plane, from legendary WWII fighters to modern F/A-18 Hornet jet fighters. These simulators are duplicates of those used to train military pilots. Recommended for 10 and up. A 30-minute flight is $29.95, or get 60 minutes for $44.95.

340 East Broadway

LUNCH. Hooter’s

You know the drill—wings served by scantily clad women. For those less inclined to eat meat off the bone, there’s burgers, sandwiches and salads too. Plus, sports and music while you wait.

404 East Broadway

SHOP. Vikings Locker Room

The official team store of the Minnesota Vikings serves up all things purple including team jerseys, hoodies, accessories and memorabilia.

126 East Broadway


SHOP. Marbles: The Brain Store

Play is encouraged at this highbrow game store. It’s the best way to get you addicted to the latest puzzles, brainteasers and educational games for adults and kids, all designed to keep that noggin firing on all cylinders.

216 North Garden

SHOP. Merrell

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the performance footwear and apparel designed for hiking paths, playing fields and streets.

282 North Garden

SHOP. Nike

Step into the total brand experience with an easy-to-shop department for every sport, and computer terminals where you can create your own custom sneakers or try out the NikeFuel activity monitoring program. The store recently got a major makeover, and there are only a handful like it in the country.

244 West Market

SHOP. Best Buy

There’s 45,000 square feet of consumer electronics from the latest Apple products to desktop and laptop computers from a range of PC brands.

340 West Market

RELAX. Nordstom Court

You wouldn’t be the first guy to take a nap here. In fact, you are the reason they have arm chairs here. Just try not to drool.

First floor, outside Nordstrom