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.
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. 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 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!
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.
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 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 Dzyne.
End The Day With Dinner
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.