About Us

Two Great Cities. One Sweet Destination!

Discover St. Louis Park provides information about St. Louis Park and Golden Valley lodging, dining, shopping, attractions, events, arts, culture and recreation opportunities.

map showing the location of SLP and GV

At Discover St. Louis Park, we are passionate about our cities and committed to showing our guests the very best they have to offer.

St. Louis Park and Golden Valley have a unique collection of venues to accommodate your needs. We boast top-notch hotels, diverse meeting spaces, premier sports facilities and a wide array of dining options suited for all types of events.

We welcome meetings, groups and events of all types. Discover St. Louis Park offers a variety of free customized services for more successful and stress-free planning.

Discover St. Louis Park is committed to marketing and promoting St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, assuring utilization of our businesses and community assets, through effective initiatives, responsiveness and forging strong relationships.

We are here to assist you with any of your travel and event planning needs. We invite you to come see why we’re Minnesota’s Sweet Spot℠!


To enhance St. Louis Park and Golden Valley’s economy, image and quality of life by promoting the area as a prime meeting and visitor destination.


To be the Sweetest Destination in Minnesota!


We Welcome

We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice.
All are welcome here, you betcha.

We Serve

We make connections, build relationships and value collaboration.
Exceptional service is our jam.

We Innovate

We think big, try new things and go off the beaten path.
Life is never boring here.

We Pledge

We are stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
We take our role seriously, dontcha know. 

We Promote

We provide “Sweet Escapes” and have a blast doing it.
Fun has no calories!

Our Staff

Becky Bakken
President and CEO
Trish Foster
Marketing Director
Karen McManamon
Business Development Director

Board of Directors

Brad Bakken, Citizens Independent Bank (Chair) Erika Bennett, Hempel Companies / West End Properties
Amir Berenjian, REM5 Keith J. Broady, Lommen Abdo, P.A.
Lindsay Carter, Marriott Minneapolis West/Courtyard Tim Cruikshank, City Manager - Golden Valley
Nicole Gebeck, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place Bill Gleason , Gleason Printing (Chair Elect)
Paige Hawkins, TPI Hospitality Kim Keller, City Manager - St. Louis Park
Nadia Mohamed, Mayor - City of St. Louis Park Korawan (Yin) Muangmode, Thai Temple/Cultural Council of Minnesota
Felicia Schaefer, Twin Cities Road Crew (Treasurer) Jatin Setia, Twin Cities Film Fest (Past Chair)