There are many opportunities for Girls Weekend in Grand Rapids this winter. In Grand Rapids you will find great accommodations, live entertainment, an abundance of outdoor recreation, grand shopping and dining.

Winter Lodging in Grand RapidsGrand Rapids offers great accommodations. Grand Rapids has in-town Hotels and Motels that offer a diverse range of hotel options, from craftsman-style elegance to historical, north country décor, lakeside escapes to the classic, and clean and comfortable. You may prefer a lodging option with a view that provides a little more room to gather. Then, the Grand Rapids area Resorts are for you. The Grand Rapids are Resorts offer scenic views and friendly service.  Or possibly you would prefer the hospitality and charm of a B&B’s in Grand Rapids for a unique and relaxed experience. Come experience “Grand” hospitality in Minnesota’s nature.

Reif Center PerformanceLive Entertainment

For a small town destination, Grand Rapids boosts a variety of live entertainment offerings on a regular basis.  The Reif Center brings world renowned live entertainment to Grand Rapids.  This performing arts center has a 645 seat theatre, dance studios, and art gallery on site. They bring a wide variety of entertainment, so you will be sure to find something to fit your budget and your enjoyment pleasure. The Forest History Center is an environmental and historic site that offers a 1900’s logging camp, period costumed interpreters, forest trails for skiing or snowshoeing, indoor interpretive center, and a full schedule of events. The Forest History Center has a winter “Into the Woods” program events that runs November through February. You and your girlfriends could enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through the forest and warm up with hot coco inside the interpretive center. Most weekends you will find live entertainment at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, VFW, and Zorbaz in Grand Rapids.  You could start at the VFW for some jazz and then head to the Eagles to listening to a live band, and then dance the night away at Zorbaz to the top forty hits.  There are taxi services that provide safe transportation back to your chosen lodging property.

Outdoor Recreation

The Grand Rapids and Itasca County area is known for their well maintained and groomed trails.  Whether you are into snowmobiling, cross country skiing, skating, fat biking or snowshoeing, you will find a wide variety of opportunity awaits for you here in Minnesota’s nature.  There is a trail designation for every winter sport type. Mt Itasca is another wonderful site to head to for outdoor fun. You will find downhill skiing, cross country ski trails, snowboarding and snow tubing opportunities. They offer on site rentals.  The City of Grand Rapids runs the IRA Civic Center that offers open skating on scheduled times, and maintains the outdoor skating rinks. So, throw in your skates and enjoy the feeling like you did when you were a child of gliding across the a frozen sheet of ice. We welcome you to come experience all of the winter outdoor recreation on your next girls weekend in Grand Rapids.

Grand Shopping

A popular activity of girlfriends is of course shopping. SGrand Rapids Shoppingpend your girlfriends getaway weekend visiting the many unique specialty and antique shops in the area. From home furnishings to antiques, you’ll find it all here. Shopping in Grand Rapids means you’ll find easy access to parking, a variety of treasures you won’t find at home, and small town friendly service.  Just what shopping on vacation is meant to be! Grand Rapids has a wide range of shopping from small boutique style shops to three story buildings filled with one of a kind giftware, housewares, clothing, jewelry, gourmet food lines, homemades, vintage, antiques, and candy. While you are in town, don’t forget to stop in the Central Square Mall where you will find a wide variety of stores under one roof, where it is always 68 degrees and sunny. 

Dining by FireplaceGrand Dining

It is always fun to eat out when you get together with your girlfriends. Grand Rapids and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of dining establishments from charming bistros, to large banquet facilities, to the local place where all the locals go. From family restaurants to a special night out for two, we have you covered.  Most restaurants have nightly specials that range from 1/2 price appetizers to one of a kind chef’s special.  Many of the properties have on site bars that specialize in their own drink concoctions.  Make sure to ask for the nightly specials. You will want to experience the unique cuisine of Minnesota’s nature while in town.

As you can see Grand Rapids has everything you need to come together for a Girls Weekend in Grand Rapids. Come escape, experience and explore in Grand Rapids, it’s in Minnesota’s nature.