Main Street Park Rapids, MN. Photo credit goes to "Visit Park Rapids" Facebook page.
One perk of taking a Minnesota resort vacation is that there is usually a cute, small town that accompanies it. For us at Two Inlets, that town is Park Rapids. One of my favorite things about Park Rapids is our main street.
For one thing, people can park down the middle of the street, which always surprises newcomers. The street also houses lots of shops with merchandise ranging from novelty candy to home goods.
A few of my personal favorites include Bella Caffe, Cuzzins Candy Store, The MinneSoda Fountain, and The Lazy One. Bella Caffe is a little hometown coffee shop with a great atmosphere. If people have work to do on vacation, it's a great spot to do it. My favorite candy store in town is Cuzzins Candy. They have candy you can buy by the pound, fudge, and every flavor of jelly bean you can think of. Kids and adults alike can satisfy their sweet tooth.
The MinneSoda Fountain is a malt shop on main street. They have soup, sandwiches, malts, sundaes, and cones. It's a great spot to grab lunch or just swing in quick for some ice cream. For anyone looking for cute/funny souvenirs or gifts, The Lazy One is the place to go. They have funny critter pajamas (my favorite said "Namooste"), cute signs, canvases and decor for homes and cabins, toys for kids, and purses, jewelry and other accessories. You can find a gift for pretty much anyone in The Lazy One.
The annual Crazy Days event starts today. Main Street has a live web cam which you can access here. You'll be able to watch a lot of activity on it today as stores set up on the street for Crazy Days, and shoppers descend to take advantage of all the great deals. (And if you don't believe me that we have parking down the middle of the street, you can see it for yourself on the web cam!)
Main Street has something for everyone and it is definitely worth a visit while on vacation.
Until next time ~~ Grace
Consider a visit to Main Street when on your family resort vacation in the Park Rapids area.