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Highway 2 Day Trips

Highway 2 East to West Brewery Tour

DAY 1: Grand Forks 

Lunch at Rhombas Guys Brewing Company
Located in the historic Metropolitan Opera House, Rhombus Guys Brewing Company, along with its owners Matt and Arron, really know how to make some iconic ales. This 15-barrel brewhouse serves up its version of popular styles including ambers, IPAs, pales, sours, and stouts. The kitchen also produces great eats like fresh Angus burgers, bangers and mash, Scotch eggs, and the tastiest fried Brussels sprouts this side of Belgium. Beer (in delicious dairy form) also plays a starring role in many of their dishes: homemade pretzels with beer cheese dip, pub fries smothered in pulled pork and beer cheese and a bacon mac 'n' beer cheese that'll really rock your taste buds! Rhombus now also offers a Sunday brunch with lots of eggcellent offerings.

Stop by Barley for a brew 
Established in August 2013, Brick & Barley has a true taphouse focus. They create fresh and delicious food items that pair well with the 48 quality beers we offer on tap. Many of the taps are year-round favorites and a large majority are rotating taps that feature craft brews from smaller breweries around the region and country.

Take a short break at Kittsona to purchase a ND or MN souvenir glass
Featuring both one-of-a-kind and name brand clothing, accessories and shoes for women that will suit you to a T. Kittsona is also the place to go for cute uniquely ND and MN clothing. You will also discover a fantastic mix of home décor and accessories including exclusive local products for women, men, children and even pets.

Dinner and entertainment at Half Brothers Brewing Company 
At Half Brothers Brewing Company, creating superior suds is a family affair. Together, siblings Chad and Taylor have recently opened a 10-barrel production brewery and taproom on North 3rd Street that specializes in locally inspired hand-crafted beers and food. A few noteworthy concoctions are the Bully Brew Brown Ale, Chokecherry Gose, New England IPA, Green Tea Pale Ale and their rotating Smash Bros Series. Some of the signature menu offerings include a 13-ounce meatball with marinara, smoked chicken wings, pizza and a turkey, apple, sage, and buttery French cheese sandwich so intoxicating, it will leave you feeling ine'Brie'ated. Enjoy toe-tapping live tunes with your brews in the Half Brothers Underground venue on the lower level.

DAY 2: Devils Lake 

Lunch at Proz End of the Line Bar and Caboose 
Proz End of the Line is always a fun place to eat, with 24 beers on Tap, over 16 TVs, with Darts, Pool, Foosball, plus an outdoor Tiki Bar & Patio. If the sun is out and the snow is melted, you have the option of soaking up the day's rays at the outdoor Tiki Bar where you can enjoy the homemade pizza.

Visit the Brand-New Black Paws Brewing Company Downtown Devils Lake 
This new addition to Devils Lake offers house brewed beers, draft beers, and ciders from around the state, come in relax, and play some fun board games.  After your visit you can stretch your legs and walk around the beautiful downtown Devils Lake and explore our stores and Bridgestone Park.

Dinner with a Lake view at Proz Lake side at the Cove
Stop in for a friendly neighborhood pub experience, Proz Lakeside offers indoor, patio, bar, and firepit seating. Come in and enjoy drinks and some great fish and pasta dishes while overlooking the breathtaking view of the lake or on those hot summer nights enjoy live music down at bobbers right on the water, just a short walk from the cove. 

DAY 3: Minot 

Experience the beautiful Pointe of View Winery
Hop in the car and take a short drive from Minot to experience Pointe of View Winery. Fun fact! This is North Dakota’s first winery. Pointe of View offers incredible views that pair well with their local wine selection and gives you the perfect rural getaway while remaining close to the city. Pointe of View Winery specializes in native fruit, grape and honey wines and offers free tastings, on & off sales, outdoor deck seating overlooking the Souris Valley and hiking trail with a bounty of birds to observe. 

Grab a burger and some beer at JL Beers
On your way back into town stop at JL beers. This establishment offers a long list of specialty burgers and a notable selection of beers on tap. They do it fresh here, Ground Beef, Buns, Fries and Chips! All our ingredients come from someone’s backyard. Seating for 1,000…47 at a time!

Top in for a good time and some good beer at Atypical Brewery and Barrelworks.
They are known for their sour ales and their rare cottage-style building that was a gas station in the late 1920's. Come in and enjoy a goodtime with friendly staff and a welcoming environment.

Dinner Souris River Brewing Company.
For that farm-to-table feel, you’ll enjoy dinner and beers at Souris River Brewing Company. This restaurant and brewery is focused on serving the best fresh and locally sourced ingredients on their menu, as well as a variety of beers. A North Dakota Brewing Company. Locally owned brewery, bar, and restaurant.

Highway East to West Family Time Tour

DAY 1: Grand Forks

Enjoy a sweat delicious breakfast at Darcy’s Café.
Legendary diner serving homemade Midwestern classics like cinnamon roll pancakes, corned beef hash, knoephla soup, fleischkuekle and a variety of hotdish specials.

Stop by Widman’s Candy Shop for a sweet treat
Chocolate covered potato chips, better known as Chippers, Widman's most popular item, are regularly shipped all over the world. But the legendary candy makers here have been dipping all kinds of things in chocolate - including toffee, blueberries, marshmallows, sunflower seeds, bacon and even olives - since 1949.

Grab a Grinder for lunch at the Red Pepper
Word has it if you're looking for the best grinder ever, Red Pepper is the place. What's a grinder you ask? Take a sub bun, add salami, turkey or ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, hot sauce, taco meat and then top it off with a secret creamy white sauce. See why people all over the country order grinder kits via overnight delivery. But that's not all; the Pepper also serves delish Mexican fare off a menu so popular it hasn't changed in over three decades.

Head to Northern Air Family Fun Center to put your jumping skills to the test 
Do you want to see how high you can fly? Then the trampoline park is just the thing for you...jump and flip in the open jump area or you can practice your flips in the trampoline foam pit! You can also challenge your friends to a game of dodgeball in the trampoline dodgeball area. Have you always wanted to dunk a basketball but never could well now is your chance? Then give it a try in the trampoline dunking station. Northern Air also offers an arcade, laser tag, virtual reality games and axe throwing

End the day with pizza and fun at the Canad Inns Destination Center’s Splashers of the South Seas Waterpark
Stay in one of the kids’ themed rooms for the night for your next getaway you can feel right at home at Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks. You'll find 201 superior guest rooms of deluxe queen, king leisure, kids' theme rooms, jacuzzi theme- suites, business suites, penthouse king rooms and suites, and our penthouse on main (first-floor-level) business suites. We offer three diverse restaurants, a two-level gaming lounge and inside access to the Alerus Center. Plus, the "child in all of us," will enjoy the 40,000-square-foot Splasher's of the South Seas Indoor Waterpark and Garbonzo's Pizza and Arcade.

DAY 2: Devils Lake 

Breakfast in downtown Devils Lake at The Old Main Street café.
Come and enjoy a delicious seemingly home cooked breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns bacon and so much more. This café has a homey small-town vibe to it to ensure a great start to your visit to Devils Lake. After your breakfast explore downtown and look for the murals painted alongside the buildings!

Enjoy a nice early afternoon hike at White Horse Hill.
Take a nice scenic drive out to White Horse Hill National Game Reserve. Here you will be able to watch animals such as bison, elk and deer in their natural habitat, hike well-kept and breathtaking trails that lead you all through out the refuge. You can even climb hundreds of stairs to reach an overlook of the whole refuge, how many stairs will you count when you get to the top??

Stop in and enjoy a refreshing drink and a sandwich at the liquid bean.
As you venture back into town stop into the liquid bean and enjoy a nice Italian soda, big train, frozen drink, or espresso. Grab a bite to eat with their amazing panini pressed sandwiches with several options to choose from. 

Explore the lake from the water.
The Creel Bay Golf Course offers rentals for paddleboards and kayaks with a great patio view of the lake. You can also head on over to Woodland resort and rent a pontoon to take on the water and spend the rest of your day relaxing and swimming in the lake. 

Dinner at one of the fantastic places Devils Lake offers.
If you are in the mood for some good authentic Mexican food Charras and Tequila is the place for you! For the family that can’t get enough of warm, gooey pizza, Coyotte Pizza is right up your alley, and for a good down-home cooling and family friendly atmosphere head on over to Cedar Inn Family Restaurant. 

DAY 3: Minot 

Breakfast to start your day.
Begin your day by indulging in some donuts and coffee at Bearscat Bakehouse, our neighborhood donut shop. Afterward, you can head on over to the Roosevelt Park Zoo where you and your family can feed the giraffes and view the tigers on their large, NEW catwalk.

Sandwich picnic in the park from Magic City Hoagies
Magic City Hoagies is the perfect spot to grab lunch to-go for a picnic in the park. Magic City Hoagies stacks the finest quality meats, cheeses and toppings on freshly-baked breads for our guests and was voted North Dakota’s best sandwich shop by MSN, Lifestyle in 2021, While lunching in the Scandinavian Heritage Park be sure to snap a photo next to the 27-foot Dala Horse and the full-size replica of the Gol Stave Church. This Park is 14-acres, beautiful and FREE.

Next, enjoy some entertainment and fun for the whole family.
Jump into HighAir Ground, Minot’s exclusive trampoline park, or head over to Lucy’s Amusement Park, where the fun never ends with a challenging miniature golf course, rides, and more. If you’re into golf, hit the links on Minot’s very own junior golf course, Wee Links! Fun for the whole family!

Highway 2 East to West Outdoor Adventure

Day 1: Grand Forks 

Stop for a light breakfast and specialty coffee at Urban Stampede.
Urban Stampede coffeehouse is a former saloon with lots of character. Check out the tin ceiling, dark wood bar and awesome stone floor. Sip on freshly brewed java while you peruse the "World's Smallest Art Gallery" and gift shop. Friendly baristas are always willing to whip up your favorite specialty drink or plate up a freshly baked muffin, cookie or scone

Rent a bike and ride along the Red River of the North on the Greenway.
The Greenway consists of 2,200 acres lining the Red River and the Red Lake River as they flow through Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This picturesque urban space offers countless recreational, cultural, historical and natural resource opportunities. You can hike, walk, run, rollerblade, bike, bird, canoe, kayak, fish or golf, all in the heart of our two cities. Now fully completed, the Greenway includes an all-season trail system, nature preserves, picnic sites and camping areas.

Enjoy the outdoors with lunch on the rooftop of Rhombus Guys Pizza
With two indoor levels and rooftop dining, each visit to Rhombus will be a unique experience you're sure to love. Start with an ice-cold soft drink, your choice from the huge selection of beers or pick your favorite cocktail from the full bar. Then prepare yourself for your meal with one of the amazing appetizers. Whether you prefer Wings, Cheesy Bread or something more exotic like Bruschetta or Salmon with Garlic Bread we've got you covered. Next sink your teeth into the "Best Pizza in Grand Forks" as voted by the local community. With 34 gourmet pizzas to choose from, you're sure to have many favorites or you can create your own from the wide variety of toppings. In addition to your dining experience, you are invited to events like trivia, karaoke, foosball, live music and more there's always something going on evenings at Rhombus Guys

DAY 2: Devils Lake 

Early morning fishing on the beautiful Devils Lake.
Devils Lake offers 160,000 acres to fish from, weather you’re venturing out on your own or you look into hiring one of our local great guide services you are bound to get the fish to bite your hook. You can also take advantage of one of our three fishing piers which are handicap accessible and easier for those elderly folks that are wanting to get back on the lake but is difficult to get on the water. 

Enjoy lunch on the patio at Proz Lakeside at the Cove.
Proz lakeside has a full menu of delicious burger, pizza, fish and much more. Come out and enjoy a great meal and a great view of the lake.

Rent a boat to spend the day on the water
Woodland resort offers a fleet of watercraft for on the water fun. Rental boats and pontoons are available to everyone with a valid drivers license. All rentals come with fuel, life jackets, landing nets, minnow buckets, and are well maintained and guaranteed dependable. Rent by the day, half day, or by the week

Take a drive out to Grahams Island State Park 
This well-kept park offers 1,100 acres of wooded land that showcases 130 different plant species and is the perfect place for birding. Enjoy hiking in the spring and summer, or cross-country skiing in the winter months. Swim on the beach or fish from the dock. A new convenience store in the park has everything you need. 

Hit some balls at the Creel Bay Golf Course
We have an 18-hole golf course located along the shores of Devils Lake. It is a wide-open course with water and sand hazards and tree-lined fairways. This challenging course will thrill even the most avid golfer. After your round, relax in the new club house with a wall of windows and outdoor patio for an even better view of the town’s namesake. You can even take your clubs up to Coyotte Flats driving range just a ways up the road from Creel Bay Golf Course. 

DAY 3: Minot 

Take part in an early morning hike at Bison Plant Trail 
This trail is a beautiful trail that makes a 2.3 mile loop just a few miles south of Minot. Put on your hiking boots and bring some bug spray to enjoy the great outdoors and some good exercise. 

Test your skills at Ax throwing.
Want to stay active but head indoors for a bit? We suggest checking out Up your Axe, Axe Throwing & Bar. This joint will fulfill your thrill with ax-throwing and beverages. If throwing axes isn't your thing, another great indoor activity is at X-Golf and Whiskey Nine. Both of these businesses offer state-of-the-art golf simulators.

Golf and dinner to end the night. 
Take on a few holes at the Minot Country Club Golf Course and then come on in to have a fine dining experience, have an exceptional cocktail and view the beautiful landscape maybe getting the chance to see one of the legendary sunsets. 

Highway 2 East to West Couples Time 

DAY 1: Grand Forks 

Rent a bike at one of the 13 Greater Grand Forks bike rental locations and ride along the Red River of the North on the Greenway
The Greenway consists of 2,200 acres lining the Red River and the Red Lake River as they flow through Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This picturesque urban space offers countless recreational, cultural, historical, and natural resource opportunities. You can hike, walk, run, rollerblade, bike, bird, canoe, kayak, fish or golf, all in the heart of our two cities. Now fully completed, the Greenway includes an all-season trail system, nature preserves, picnic sites and camping areas.

Stop in Badman Design for a unique gift to bring home
Badman Design is located on South 3rd Street in historic downtown Grand Forks and is a 5,000 square foot expansive showroom, design studio, welding shop and production space. Here David and his Badman Design crew create, display and sell their artwork (jewelry and the ever-changing inventory of home designs including mirrors, wine racks, tables, benches, boxes, lamps, railings, wall hangings, small sculpture, outdoor sculpture, and their popular limited-edition holiday ornaments).

Lunch at the eclectic North Dakota Museum of Art Café
Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, salads, and unique daily specials, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, amid great works of art.

Peruse the current exhibits at North Dakota Museum of Art and make a stop in the gift shop
The museum is nationally recognized for its ground-breaking human rights exhibitions, involvement with international artists, the commissioning of landmark works of art anchored in the Northern Plains and the strength of its exhibition program. Three galleries house exhibitions of regional, national, and international art. On permanent display is late New York City artist and collector Barton Benes' apartment that includes his collection of African art and oddities from around the world. Other museum features are concerts, guest lectures and kids' activities, plus a gift shop and weekday cafe.

Relax with a massage at Avant Salon & Spa
Come and relax, de-stress, let the professionals work out the knots, stiff or painful areas, or just help you to relax. The Avant Spa offers Full Body Massage, Aveda Tulasara Facials, Body Treatments, Full Body Waxing, Eyebrow Services...and more

Dinner at the Toasted Frog, a local hotspot
The Toasted Frog – a 21+ trendy yet inviting restaurant and lounge – boasts extensive martini and wine lists to accompany fabulous gourmet food. The area's hottest chefs offer up cool culinary creations like their famous fried cheesy pickles, wild mushroom lavosh, chicken pesto wood-fired pizza, elk and lamb burgers, Mahi-Mahi tacos, chimichurri pork tenderloin and gorgonzola butter filet mignon. When it's time for dessert, there's always room for s'mores...with an espresso martini chaser.

DAY 2: Devils Lake 

Stop by Crossroads and Espresso
This locally owned coffee shop has great small-town vibes with friendly employees that are always up to help you get your great cup of coffee or drink. Stop in to be greeted with smiles and get your espresso, Italian soda, big train, or tea fix for the day. 

Lunch on the shore
Grab lunch to-go from one of our locally owned restaurants here in Devils Lake such as the Cedar inn, The Old Main or Mr. and Mrs. Js and venture on out to Lakewood beach. Lay out a blanket or put out some chairs and enjoy your time together at a picnic right along the beach. 

Check out Black Paws Brewing Company
Here you can have a great time trying the house brewed beers, and ciders and beers brewed all around North Dakota. Come and enjoy a good beer and play some fun board games in beautiful downtown Devils Lake. 

Enjoy a great theatre performance at Roosevelt Park 
Fort Totten Little Theatre is an absolute must if you are in Devils Lake in the summer, this Broadway style musical takes advantage of the amazing local talent Devils Lake has to offer and brings in some professional talent as well. This musical is now being put on in Roosevelt Park, with upbeat staff and a bring atmosphere you are destined to have a great time no matter what. 

Finish up your night at The Ranch Steak House 
For an exceptional fine dining experience, you could never go wrong with The Ranch Steakhouse, especially since it was voted best steakhouse in North Dakota! From the amazing fish, steak, and pasta dishes to the decadent tray of desserts to choose from at the end of your meal you will surely be satisfied. 

DAY 3: Minot 

Delicious breakfast at Prairie Sky Breads
Start off your day with the taste of fresh flavors at Prairie Sky Breads when you indulge in a scone, smoothie, or specialty breakfast sandwich. Bread is made daily, and menus are created weekly. Then Wander around Downtown Minot where you can find shopping, antiques, books, historical architecture, and over 20 unique street art sites.

While exploring downtown stop into High Third
High Third is a great place you can sip sassy suds on the rooftop while overlooking downtown Minot! High Third is a new gastropub-a hybrid pub, bar, and restaurant in the city center. 

Want to get a little competitive??
Also, located downtown, you can find the brand-new ax-throwing bar, Up Your Axe, and the indoor mini-golf course at The Putt District. Test your skills while competing against your partner for a fun filled activity. 

Dine in at 10 North Main Smokehouse Bar and Grill
Creating memorable experiences through a genuine human connection in Downtown Minot. Featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood, curated wines, and classic handcrafted cocktails. 

Highway 2 East to West Family Time Tour

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