Relax, Reconnect & Recharge
Around the middle to end of March, Minnesotan’s get CABIN FEVER, and we seek a relaxing spring getaway. This year head to northern Minnesota where you will find cozy lodging, fun places to eat & drink, an abundance of outdoor recreation trails, live entertainment, beautiful public art and intriguing historic sites.
The cozy lodging that is available in Grand Rapids, MN makes for a relaxing spring getaway. The wide variety of lodging properties grants you access to Minnesota’s nature whether you are staying in town at a Hotel, Motel, Bed & Breakfast or AirB&B, or you are staying at a Minnesota Resort or Vacation Lake Rental. The abundance of public accessible forest land, over 1 million acres, makes for many trails to seek solitude and recharge your soul. Discover a new place to Stay in Grand Rapids.
Explore The Outdoors
Even though you seek a relaxing spring getaway, we think that strolling through the forest in the spring will help recharge your soul. Grand Rapids, MN is The Outdoor Mecca of the North. With over 2,000 miles of trails and over 1,400 lakes. Being outside in the spring is wonderful to smell fresh grass, see the wildlife come to life, and take in the sunshine through the trees. For biking we suggest: the Mesabi Trail for over 100 mile paved bicycle trail, the Tioga Recreation Area for multi-level professionally built 25+ miles of mountain bike trails, and the Chippewa National Forest for hiking trails like the Suomi Trail, Lost Forty and Simpson Creek. If you are looking to paddle, Paddle Hoppers opens up in May for paddle rentals, sales and service right on the Mississippi River. Ardent Bicycle is a great place to rent mountain bikes. Grand Rapids Marine and R&R Rental offers fishing boat and pontoon rentals. Explore the Outdoors in Grand Rapids.
Fun Places To Eat & Drink
When you go on vacation, nobody wants to cook and clean-up, so our fun places to eat & drink will help you have a relaxing spring getaway. You probably think that all we eat in northern Minnesota is hotdish. Let’s be honest, we do love our hotdish, but we enjoy a charbroiled steak, fresh sushi, and Italian pasta. Our Grand Rapids restaurants range widely from rustic and charming to chef inspired dining. Each restaurant offers a local favorite like popovers, wild rice soup, and prime rib. You can work up quite the appetite out on our trails, so you can be sure that our restaurants are ready to serve you a quality meal when you are ready. Grand Rapids is home to two craft breweries (Klockow Brewing Co and Rapids Brewing Company), and a Minnesota Wine Bar: Unwined Up North. Our dining guide offers you a wide variety of fun places to eat & drink from all over the county. Find Fun Places to Eat & Drink.
Come be entertained up north! The Reif Center is our world-class performing arts center that brings Broadway theater to northern Minnesota. This state of the art facility features two theaters that both offer you an up close and personal experience to the live performances. Every week there are several regular nightly entertainment events like live music, meat raffles, bingo, pub and paint classes, art classes, and more. Our Events Calendar is full of things to attend, so be sure to check it out before you arrive to ensure you get a ticket to the event you are interested in. Check out the Events Calendar.
Enjoy Minnesota Art & Historic Sites
This spring head north to enjoy stunning works of art throughout the community. While on your relaxing spring getaway, take a self-guided walking tour of the Grand Rapids Public Art & Historic Sites. You can walk this, bike this or drive this. All the works of art are located within 4 miles of each other. Many pieces of art are located outside, and many of them are located inside at MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids Area Public Library, Grand Rapids Post Office, Old Central School and the Reif Center. The Itasca County Historical Society offers a free museum, gift store and escape room. Their newest exhibit is the river room that showcases life on the Mississippi River. The mighty Mississippi runs right through downtown, a block south of the historical society. Take your time to enjoy the beauty and history of the town in downtown Grand Rapids. Discover Grand Rapids Area Attractions.
Relax, Reconnect & Recharge
A lot of times on vacation you just want to get away to seek rest and relaxation. We believe reconnecting with loved one’s and recharging your soul in Minnesota’s nature is right up there with relaxation. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is one of those small rural communities that allows you to do all of these things. This spring enjoy a slower paced life in northern Minnesota for a relaxing spring getaway. Sleep in at a cozy lodging property, enjoy breakfast at a local coffee shop, go for a hike in the forest to watch Minnesota’s wildlife come alive in the spring, and enjoy lunch and dinner out at one of our locally owned restaurants. There is plenty of things to do and see if you wish, but there is also an opportunity to slow down and regain perspective of what is important in life. Come discover Minnesota’s nature in Grand Rapids, Minnesota this spring for a Relaxing Spring Getaway. Before you come to town, view the interactive Grand Rapids Visitors Guide for more travel inspiration.
Enter To Win Relaxing Spring Getaway to Grand Rapids, MN
Visit Grand Rapids has partnered with Jessie View Resort, Timberlake Lodge Restaurant, Klockow Brewing Co, Bender’s Shoe & Gift, Itasca County Historical Society, and Gypsy Creek Boutique to present the Relaxing Spring Getaway Sweepstakes. You can enter NOW through March 27, 2023 at 12noon. The total prize package is worth over $700!