If you are looking for a place to go for your next Minnesota Girlfriend Getaway Weekend, consider Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Grand 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. Discover the hospitality and charm of a B&B’s in Grand Rapids. For a unique and relaxed experience, consider staying at one of the local bed and breakfasts. Come experience “Grand” hospitality in Minnesota’s nature.
There are many things to do in Grand Rapids. Our Event Calendar is full all year round. Grand Rapids has a robust art and culture scene. The MacRostie Arts Center is a wonderful gallery, but also hosts monthly exhibits, events, and art classes. The Reif Center is Grand Rapids performing arts center that has a 645 seat theatre, dance studios, and art gallery in their lobby. The Reif Center bring world renowned performances to their stage, with their peak season being August-June of each year. The Forest History Center is an environmental and historic site that offers a 1900’s logging camp, period costumed interpreters, forest trails, access to Mississippi River, and on site interpretive center. The Forest History Center has an ongoing “Into the Woods” program events September through May. This is a great place to check out, you will be pleasantly surprised on what they have to offer. The Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway is 47 mile scenic drive from Grand Rapids to Effie. This beautiful scenic drive boosts natural overlooks, northwoods charming dining, unique one of a kind shopping. The Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center hosts naturalist programs in the summer, and occasional programs throughout the other seasons. Grand Rapids is known for craft shows, bazaars and Holiday Open Houses. Every fall from mid-October until beginning of December there is a craft show, bazaar and open house being hosted every weekend. The big kick-off is “Deer Hunter’s Widow Weekend” where there is upwards of 10 craft shows, bazaars and numerous Holiday Open Houses. In addition to the craft shows, bazaars and Open Houses, a local liquor store hosts a wine tasting (proceeds goes towards a local charity), and the Reif Center always has a Saturday performance that is sure to please women of all ages.
Spend your Minnesota 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 several businesses under one roof where it is always 70 degrees and sunny.
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 Minnesota Girlfriend Getaway Weekend. Come escape, experience and explore in Grand Rapids, it’s in Minnesota’s nature.