Valentine’s Day is just around the corner plan your winter romantic getaway in Grand Rapids, MN today. There is no better gift than a special getaway out of town. If you haven’t planned what to do for your special person, here are 5 reasons why you should book a trip to Grand Rapids, MN for your Valentine.
1. In Town Lodging, Wine Bar, & Snowshoeing
In Grand Rapids, there are several Hotels, Motels and Vacation Rentals. Some of the great amenities that are offered at some of the properties include a pool, hot tub, dog-friendly, attached dining/bar and all are conveniently located close to town. Find more information about in town lodging HERE. During your stay, visit UnWined Up North. They were voted the #1 wine bar in Minnesota by Star Tribune. Locally owned and known for a wide array of Minnesota wine and beer. During your stay, a great way to spend time outdoors together exploring is on snowshoes. Rentals are available at Ardent Bicycles. Check out other places to snowshoe in the greater Grand Rapids area by clicking HERE.
2. Experience the Arts During a Weekend Up North
Looking to be entertained while on your winter romantic getaway? This small town in northern Minnesota offers a wide variety of weekly live entertainment. This winter, the Reif Center, has a wide variety of live entertainment. Before the show, there are great dining options in the Grand Rapids area to treat your special someone. Check places to Eat & Drink Local. The MacRostie Art Center offers a free art gallery, gift shop, art classes, and the Giinawind Creative Space. MacRostie is a wonderful place to stop while in town to view beautiful works of art. There is also a cool store downtown called Stained Glass with Class that offers stained glass for sale, and also offers stained glass classes. You will want to book art classes in advance.
3. Relax & Reconnect
Enjoy the coziness of a cabin or vacation rental in the winter or the ease of a Bed & Breakfast. Reconnect with your loved one for a romantic getaway while exploring Minnesota’s nature. Check out the options for Grand Rapids, MN Resorts, Vacation Rental and Bed & Breakfasts HERE. Set up an ice house on one of 1,000+ lakes in the area for some amazing ice fishing. Don’t have ice fishing equipment, no problem, R&R Rental can help you. Check out the latest Ice Fishing Report. Another idea is to head over to Minnesota Power Cross Country Ski trail or Legion Trail for a night ski on their lit trails. The lights are on until 10 pm! For more cross-country ski trails, click HERE.
4. Weekend Ideas for the Adventurous Couples
If you and your significant other are up for outdoor adventure, then the Grand Rapids, MN area is the perfect place for a winter romantic getaway trip. There is over 1,000+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails to explore. There are thirteen snowmobile clubs keep the trails cleared and groomed each week. If you do not own snowmobiles, but looking to rent, contact R & R Rentals. Download the 2022/2023 Itasca County Snowmobile Map. Tioga Recreation Area is the place to fat tire bike in the winter. There are over 25 miles of groomed trails from beginner to advanced. If you do not own a fat tire bike or mountain bike, Ardent Bicycles rents, sells and services. Check out the trails conditions in advance by clicking HERE.
5. Beer Flights & Museums
Come experience a fun weekend at the local breweries! Sip a flight of craft beer while listening to live music and enjoy some great food. Rapids Brewing Company offers a full menu, Klockow Brewing Company allows you to bring in your own food! Both of the breweries offer live music and events. Check the Grand Rapids Event Calendar to learn more. Near the breweries are two unique museums. Check out The Itasca County Historical Society which has a ton of unique historic exhibits, a new river room that explores life on the Mississippi, and an escape room. Call to book an hour! If you and your significant other are looking for a VIP guided tour, the Judy Garland Museum offers a special guided tour that you can pre-register for via their website. Take a walk around and learn about the life of Judy Garland. The museum included the home she grew up in.
Information on Booking a Trip
To see the different lodging properties in the greater Grand Rapids area visit our Stay Page. You can Book Direct to many properties by sorting the amenities that fit you the best. Visit Grand Rapids makes it easy to find a wide variety of cozy winter lodging options, unique things to do, and abundance of outdoor recreation, fun places to eat & drink, and live music and performances. Download the Visitor Guide to start planning now!