Special memories are made by spending time with family on vacation. The adventures you get to experience together. The wonderful bonding opportunities. The funny campfire stories. The rainy day spent inside playing cards and reliving fond memories. We want to help you plan a multi generational vacation with your family.
Where to Start?
Things To Do
Once you have secured lodging, now you can start considering your options for things to do while on vacation. Sure you and your family are basically looking for a little Rest and Relaxation and time to come together. But, when you bring along all ages there will be advantages to be ready to answer the youngsters question of, “I’m bored, now what”. Deciding where you stay will help determine the things to do – somewhat. If you stay in town you are conveniently located to shopping, dining, attractions, arts, history, etc. But just because you are staying at one of the area resorts, doesn’t mean that you aren’t conveniently located. You are never too far away to enjoy things to do in Minnesota’s nature. Visit Grand Rapids has created an Visitor Itinerary Builder that is based on the amount of time you have while you are in the area. Just simply select the time you have and up pops some boxes of things to do. From area attractions, local events, parks and trails, historic tours, spas, and scenic byways. There is something for all ages and interests. By taking a look at this prior to your arrival you will have an idea of what’s going on in the area on which days, and what hours area attractions and tours are open. Just keep in mind that the time of year has an impact on what is open and the hours available. Consider things to do that may be a little out of the comfort zone. For instance, don’t be afraid to hike into the Lost Forty that is located within the Chippewa National Forest. Granted it is quite the drive in the car, but you will have a great view of Minnesota’s wildlife and beautiful scenery. You will be able to get up close and personal with 200-400 year old white and red pine trees that are 2-4 feet in diameter. This area is known for a large bald eagle population.
For more information about the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area, you can download a Grand Rapids Visitor Guide and other resources that can assist you in planning your Minnesota multi-generational vacation.