Grand Forks is a booming summer and winter vacation destination nested in the great plains of North Dakota with four distinct seasons, which renders it a unique vacation destination. Hotels such as the Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks located on Sound 42nd Street offer extensive accommodation options, including access to a 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark. Fairfield Inn by Marriott is conveniently located close to the Columbia Mall and the Grand Forks International Airport. Natasha's Russian Guest House is strategically located for both summer and winter vacationing, and provides a more intimate atmosphere. Similarly, numerous hotels, motels, inns, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts all provide accommodations depending on travel purposes.
The Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks and the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center are regarded as the first choice convention centers.
Annually planned events such as Friday Night Races at the River Cities Speedway, Downtown Summer Farmer's Market, and Art and Wine Walk are all must-see experiences for visitors staying in Grand Forks hotels.
The Grand Cities Mall located on South Washington Street and the Columbia Mall house both local and nationwide department stores such as Macy's and JCPenny.
For a mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone steak, Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse on 32nd Avenue is the place. Authentic Mexican dishes such tacos, tostadas, and enchiladas are served up at the Red Pepper.
Varsity matches are seasonally enjoyed in the Aerlus Center – home of the Fighting Sioux Football team, the Ralph Englestad Arena, and the Betty Englestad Sioux Center at the University Village.