Fall is a great time for a Girlfriends Weekend Getaway to Minnesota’s nature.  Grand Rapids is known for its large volume of arts & crafts shows, bazaars and holiday open houses starting deer hunting opener weekend.  This year there are hundreds of vendors showcasing arts, crafts, homemade food items, and a wide variety of delectable dining options.  The entire town comes together, showcasing their very best, to kick off the holiday season.  This is a truly unique experience.  Lodging properties are ready to roll out the red carpet to host visitors coming to celebrate in the festive season.  Take a look at the Visit Grand Rapids website to view the full range of overnight lodging options, and numerous shopping and dining choices.  Grand Rapids is a destination that has a little bit of everything to suit everyone’s needs.  Have fun shopping until you drop, and then recharge back at your lodging property.  Gather for a luscious meal, and then get ready to be entertained.  You won’t want to miss the Arrival: the Music of Abba performance at the Reif Center.  The Visit Grand Rapids Calendar of Events will help you plan your weekend getaway to make sure you don’t miss anything.