The fall and winter seasons are perfect for a Girlfriend Getaway to Grand Rapids, MN. You will find cozy lodging, craft breweries, salons and spas to get pampered, boutique style shops, craft shows, live music and theater performances, and fun places to eat & drink. Get your girlfriends together and have them check out our Girlfriend Getaway to Grand Rapids, MN planning guide.
Grand Rapids is a perfect up north destination that provides a wide variety of places to stay. The Grand Rapids Area Resorts offer cabins and Lake Home Rentals to rent for a couple of days or more. This gives you multiple bedrooms with twin to king size beds, pull out sofa’s, and futons to expand sleeping options. Cabins can sleep 2-12 people. Many resorts have newer up-to-date cabins that offer full kitchens with dishwashers, wifi, and cable or satelite TV. Many of these properties are located on the lake or have lake views. You can also select from a variety of Grand Rapids Hotels/Motels that are conveniently located in town and close to restaurants, spa services, theater, night life, and walking/biking trails. Our quaint and charming Bed & Breakfast or Air B&B’s downtown which are also close to town to trails, shops, area lakes and places to eat & drink. Learn more 34 Grand Rapids, MN Lodging Properties HERE.
at our local Spa Service Providers in town. True North Salon & Spa is located within Historic Old Central School in the center of downtown. They offer facials, hair services (cuts, blowouts, styling, etc). They are an exclusive Aveda salon. There is Salon Brad which offers full-service hair and waxing services. Center Space MN offers med spa and day spa services.
Eat & Drink Local
Start your day out right at one of the local coffee shops like: NoPo Coffee Company, Brewed Awakenings or Bixby’s. For lunch and dinner we suggest Hotel Rapids + Bistro, Rapids Brewing, Unwined Up North, Florio’s Grill & Tavern, Timberlake Restaurant, Sammy’s Pizza, Forest Lake Restaurant, Pickled Loon Saloon, Zorbaz, Boulder Tap House, El Potro, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, or Cedar Creek Grille. Or maybe, you are looking to cook with your Girlfriends. With two locations for SuperOne Grocery Stores you can shop local from fresh produce, bakery, deli and meat to cook at your own cabin or vacation home rental.
A great way for you and your girlfriends to spend time together is creating something to take home as a memory of your time together. In Grand Rapids we have a rich artistic culture to create art in a natural setting. MacRostie Art Center offers a wide variety of art classes for beginners to advanced students. They can also connect you with an artists that would be interested in coming to you to teach a class. Classes range from painting, pottery, jewelry making, paper making, etc.
Seek Outdoor Adventure
Take advantage of the natural setting of Grand Rapids, MN by getting out into nature and experiencing something unique like hiking the Lost Forty. Bicycling the Mesabi Trail or Tioga Recreation Area. Snowshoeing at Tioga Recreation Area or Simpson Creek. Cross Country Skiing the Suomi Trail or Legion Trail. Downhill Skiing, snow tubing or cross country skiing at Mt Itasca. Ardent Bicycles offers mountain bike, snowshoe and cross country ski rentals.
If after-hours entertainment is something your group desires, check out our Things To Do page. Grand Rapids, Minnesota offers weekly live music at our craft breweries: Klockow Brewing Co and Rapids Brewing Co. The Reif Center provides an opportunity to attend Broadway style productions, live music concerts, and comedy shows. Check out the Events Calendar to view the weekly line-up of nightlife in Grand Rapids.
Boutique Style Shops
Grand Rapids, MN is filled with little boutique style shops that offer one-of-a-kind unique items that you cannot find anywhere else. You will find clothing & shoes, up-north goods, Minnesota made, antiques, vintage, and home décor. Here are some of our favorites: Bender’s Shoes & Gifts, Wings & Willow, Central Square Mall, Itasca County Historical Society Gift Shop, North in Bloom, Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods, Lake + Co Shop, Annabella’s Antique Mall, Shaw Florists, MacRostie Art Center Gallery, Frame Up 218, The Antique Company, Red Willow Co, and Clara Cupboard & Closet.
We hope that we have given you inspiration to book a Girlfriend Getaway to Grand Rapids, MN. Download the 2022 Grand Rapids Visitor Guide for even more Girlfriend Getaway inspiration.