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 a freshly made bagel at Sunrise Bakery on Main Street. 



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. There are many gift shops to choose from, a jewelry store, a shoe store and Anna Kayte's Clothing Boutique. 

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



Grab Lunch

Enjoy a light sandwich and salad at Prairie Canary on Main Street. Their grilled cheese and jam is a unique menu option to try!



Enjoy The 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 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. 


Stop by the Farmers Market

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! 



Do A Little More Shopping

Pick up where you left off and finish your shopping. Hit up the stores you missed earlier, or head back to your favorite.


End The Day With Dinner

Spoil yourself with dinner, drinks, and delectable dessert at Relish, one of our locally-owned restaurants. It is located in a charming yellow Victorian home on the edge of Central Park.

Relish restaurant in Grinnell, Iowa



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