Whether it's a mother-daughter getaway or a girls' weekend with the important women in your life, grab your best gal pals and head to Grinnell for an unforgettable day or extend your visit and stay the night at a charming bed and breakfast or a modern downtown loft.
Ease into your day with a hot cup of joe and freshly made muffins at Saints Rest on Broad Street.
Tyty's Nails or Fashion Nail Salon are a great place to relax before you hit the town. Jensen Optometrist has a newly added facial spa that is perfect for a weekend pampering.
What’s a girls’ day without a little shopping? Spend the morning exploring the downtown shops. You’ll often meet the store owners themselves – go ahead, get to know them. That’s one of the best things about a town like ours. In addition to the gift shops, jewelry store, and shoe store, there are a variety of shops to choose from, including Anna Kayte's Clothing Boutique, She Shed Boutique, Live Now Consign & Design, and Suzi's Boutique, as well as children's clothing stores Giggles & Bows and Lil Miss Chic Children's Boutique.
Enjoy a light sandwich and salad at Prairie Canary on Main Street. Their grilled cheese and jam is a unique menu option to try!
Give your feet a break and catch a matinee at the Strand Theater. The renovated theater is a first-run tri-plex and is the perfect place for an afternoon movie and popcorn.
While you're out and about downtown, stop by McNally's grocery store on Main Street. The grocery store sells baked goods and serves ice cream in waffle cones in the afternoons. The historic building was once an auto showroom and has beautiful historic touches. Dari Barn is a great option to cool off with in the summer time, their expansive ice cream menu has a flavor combination perfect for everyone!
With dozens of vendors, there is never a shortage of things to buy and see at the Grinnell Farmers Market. You'll find locally-grown fresh produce, baked goods, honey, jams, plants and flowers, hand-made crafts, and much more!
Pick up where you left off and finish your shopping. Hit up Loralei's Gift Shoppe and Beckman Gallery & Gifts, or Witte's Home Decorating for an antique option. Consider picking up a dazzling bouquet at Bates Flowers by Design.
Spoil yourself with dinner, drinks, and delectable dessert at Relish, one of our locally-owned restaurants located in a charming yellow Victorian home on the edge of Central Park.