Girls Getaway

Hinckley: Your Girls Getaway Destination

From days spent fishing in the peaceful lakes and rivers, to breathtaking views on hikes in the summer, Hinckley Minnesota is meant for more than just a casual weekend trip. It’s meant for a girl’s getaway weekend and a chance for you and your friends to leave work, kids, and the hubby behind. Whether you are making it a surprise for someone’s birthday, turning it into a bachelorette party, or just taking it as a time away from home to be together, here’s how to make Hinckley the perfect destination for you and your girls!



Go for the Golf
If your idea of the perfect weekend away is spending it competing against your friends at the golf course, look no further than Hinckley. Home of Grand National Golf Club, as well as three other golf courses within just a few miles, you could make your whole weekend about golf, and be in putting paradise. Grand National is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the state, offering 18 holes amidst rolling hills, deep valleys and exceptional views. It is consistently ranked as one of the best courses in Minnesota and is a dream for the novice and experienced alike. Once you conquer Grand National, spend the next few days at Pine City Country club, Sandstone Area Golf Course or Moose Lake Golf Course. These latter three are all nine-hole courses, each with their own unique offerings and amenities.


Create An Experience
A weekend spent together should be about having fun, relaxing, and fostering experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime. Under the warm summer sun and the starlit nights, you can take in the Sweet Summer Sounds Concert Series, Corn & Clover Carnival or the Pyro Borealis Fireworks Spectacular. Wander through the Hinckley Fire Museum, learning about the Great Hinckley Fire, or book your stay to take in one of our many concerts, featuring prominent artists such as Dolly Parton, Kiss, Brooks & Dunn and many more. Laugh, take pictures, and create the perfect memory-making experience, right here amidst our distinctly Hinckley charm and welcoming community feel.


Live for the Adrenaline
If it’s all about creating lasting memories and experiences, there is no better way to do this than with a little adrenaline, adventure, and surprise. Going out of your comfort zone is better done with friends than alone, and an ATV tour or a Canoe/Kayak adventure are the perfect places to start. With access to both the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers, the water ways near Hinckley are challenging, but the rewards are many. Kayak your way through the rapids at Hells Gate, down the “Wild and Scenic” Kettle River in Banning State Park, or leisurely canoe along the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin in an area of quiet, pristine, natural beauty, along the St. Croix.


Splurge on the Accommodations
A fun getaway isn’t complete without the perfect accommodation. There are lots of immaculate accommodation options for you in Hinckley, including the Days Inn and Americas Best Value Inn. Beautiful, fully outfitted rooms, spa packages, lounge, restaurants and the chance to try your luck at the casino, make the all-in-one Grand Casino Hinckley Hotel the perfect place to use as a base for your weekend. If you prefer a more rustic stay, there are several other options, including Woodland Trails B & B, Waldheim Resort and St. Croix State Park.


Say it With Food
Nothing beats sharing good food and drink with good friends, whether that’s cocktails, beer, or the subtleties of a fine wine. And indeed, there are many Hinckley locations to help make the food aspect of your weekend complete. Hinckley has an abundance of dining opportunities, starting with The Grand Casino Hinckley which offers the Grand Buffet, as well as the Grille House and Stories Diner. Spend one of your mornings at Tobies Restaurant and Bakery, enjoying their legendary cinnamon and caramel rolls. For the best in family-style dining, stop into Cassidy’s or The Whistle Stop Café. If you’re in the mood for a slice of pizza or a burger basket, be sure to check out Penny Lane’s Diner or The Final Score in downtown Hinckley, for the best of both, or order artisan pizzas at


With so many places to go, sights to see and doings to do, you may have to visit more than once to truly discover the experience that makes this “Distinctly Hinckley!” So, make your time together count and choose Hinckley as your perfect girl’s getaway destination. Visit the Hinckley website for more information to plan your trip and to request your FREE visitors guide!