Grinnell Chamber

Girlfriend's Weekend Getaway To Grinnell

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. 


Start With Coffee

Ease into your day with a hot cup of joe and freshly made muffins at Saints Rest on Broad Street.

Enjoy a Little Pampering

Book appointments ahead of time for She Shed Day Spa (they offer facials, massage, spray tans and more) or Hope Naturopathic Healing (massage therapy services). Tyty's Nails or Fashion Nail Salon are also a great place to relax before you hit the town.  



Shop Until You Drop


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. Grinnell features a variety of shops to choose from, including Anna Kayte's Clothing Boutique, Second Mile and Suzi's Boutique, as well as children's clothing stores like Lil Miss Chic Children's Boutique and shoe for the whole family at Brown's Shoe Fit. Grab a book from Pioneer Bookshop or stop in for a gift at Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore



Looking for a clothing boutique in central Iowa? Check out the fun Anna Kayte's Clothing Boutique downtown in Grinnell, Iowa.



Stop by the Farmers Market

Saturday morning brings dozens of vendors downtown to the Grinnell Farmers Market. From locally-grown fresh produce, baked goods, honey, jams, plants and flowers, hand-made crafts, and more there is never a shortage of things to buy and see! 


Grab Lunch

Enjoy a light sandwich and salad at Prairie Canary on Main Street. They have a great selection of salad, burgers and sandwiches and seasonal offerings using local ingredients.Their grilled cheese and jam is a unique menu option to try!



Enjoy A Matinee

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.



Enjoy a movie at the Strand Theatre in Grinnell, Iowa




Find A Sweet Treat

While you're out and about downtown, stop by McNally's grocery store on Main Street. The grocery store sells freshly made baked goods and a selection of beverages. The historic building was once an auto showroom and has beautiful historic touches. If you're able to venture down the road, 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!




Do A Little More Shopping

Pick up where you left off and finish your shopping. Hit up Loralei's Giftshoppe and Beckman Gallery & Gifts, or Witte's Home Decorating for an antique option. Consider picking up a dazzling bouquet, house plant or some delicious chocolate at Bates Flowers by Design. If you've got four legged friends at home, Hair of the Dog and Spoiled Dogs Company have great selections of pet supplies!




End The Day With Dinner

Wrap up your day with a hot meal at a Grinnell staple, Pagliai's, a family-owned Italian restaurant serving pasta and pizza. If Mexican food is what you're looking for, visit the beautifully painted Los Girasoles Mexican Restaurant located just off downtown on Highway 146. 



Relish restaurant in Grinnell, Iowa

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