The US Travel Agency has set January 29, 2019 as National Plan Your Vacation Day. This day has been set aside to commit your time off for the rest of the year at the start of the year. Each year millions of vacation days go unused. We want you to use those days off by planning trips to places where you can make wonderful memories with those you love. Here is our Top 5 Reasons we think you should use some of those vacation days in Grand Rapids, Minnesota this year.
#5. Being Outdoors Reduces Stress
We have live very stressful and busy lives. The American Heart Association created an article about the benefits of being in nature to reduce stress and anxiety. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is located in the middle of Minnesota’s nature in north east Minnesota.
#4. Take in World Class Performances
Grand Rapids is home to a hidden Gem of a Theater called, The Reif Center. The Reif Center is known for bringing the stars to northern Minnesota. In Grand Rapids you will find Broadway productions to intimate concerts of well known Minnesota artists. The beautifully renovated facility is nestled among tall pines along the Legion Trail. You will find a very welcoming and open lobby that showcases Minnesota artists on its walls to enjoy before, at intermission, and after a performance.
#3. Experience Minnesota History
Grand Rapids was founded in 1872, so there is rich Minnesota History to experience. Places like the Forest History Center, an environmental learning center that includes a reconstructed 1900’s logging camp, is a great place to explore. All ages enjoy will enjoy the period costumed interpreters show in the logging camp that includes a horse show. Then hike the trails to the Wannigan on the Mississippi to experience what life would have been like to hall goods up and down the river from one trading post to another.
#2. Enjoy Good Food & Brew
In Grand Rapids you will find many unique places to dine; from rustic and charming to fine dining and everything in between. Most of our restaurants are locally owned and have created their own favorite specialty menu items that you can only get up north. Grand Rapids is currently home to one brewery called Klockow Brewing Company, with a second one to be opening early summer of 2019, called Rapid Brewing Company.
#1. Come Together
We are over booked, worked and scheduled. We know that it is hard to find time that fits with all of our loved one’s schedule, but we suggest you find the time this year. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is that up north destination that offers a slower pace of life. One, where you can stop and reflect on what is really important in your life. Going on vacation with the one’s you love creates lasting memories. We know that once you come, you will return again and again.
We welcome you to Minnesota’s nature. There is something very special about this place that will leave an impact on you forever. So, we end by wishing you a Happy National Plan Your Vacation Day! We hope you do consider taking some of your vacation days in Grand Rapids, Minnesota this year.