Spend the Weekend in Faribault: Bernie’s, The Nature Center & The Vintage Suites
Sometimes it’s good to get away. Even if it means taking a short drive for the weekend and spending some quality time with your family. Faribault, MN is a great place to take the family for a fun weekend full of food, outdoors, and history. You can learn about the history of Minnesota and enjoy the beautiful scenery the state has to offer.
“Spend the Weekend in Faribault” is a series of articles that highlight some of Faribault’s best restaurants, activities, and places to stay. In this article, you’ll get some ideas of what to do on your next trip to the town. Never been to Faribault? Visit the website to check out everything from the Historic Downtown to upcoming events.
But for now, here are a few ideas to check out to make your weekend in Faribault a fun one!
Where to eat in Faribault?
Whether you’re looking for a hardy breakfast, good lunch, or evening meal. Bernie’s Grill is the first on our list of places to eat. Located directly below the Vintage Ballroom & Suites at 129 Central Ave N, Bernie’s Grill is in the heart of historic downtown Faribault. The perfect place to grab a bite to eat and then check out the shops that make up downtown.
“At Bernie’s Grill making you feel welcome to our restaurant and to Faribault is important to us. Whether you’re by yourself or with friends or family Bernie’s always has a seat for you. So stop in, read the newspaper, mingle with the locals and have some great home cooked food!”
Learn more about Bernie’s Grill by visiting their website.
What to do in Faribault?
River Bend Nature Center
If you’re looking to explore the outdoors and go on an adventure, the trails of the River Bend Nature Center are waiting for you. With an outdoor classroom that encompasses 743 acres of woodland, prairie, and wetlands, the Nature Center is a wonderful place to enjoy Minnesota fresh air. Located on the east edge of Faribault just off of state highway 60 the park is easily accessible from anywhere in town.
“River Bend Nature Center is an independent, non-profit organization helping people to discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. The rich diversity offers memorable experiences for thousands of students and families each year.”
Visit the Nature Center’s website, rbnc.org, to learn about their trails, activities, and upcoming summer events.
Where to stay in Faribault?
The Vintage Ballroom & Suites
The final recommendation in this article takes you back to where your day began. Located above Bernie’s Grill are the Vintage Ballroom & Suites. The historic suites are the perfect accommodations for family and friends while staying in Faribault. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a historic suite with a balcony that overlooks the historic downtown?
“All suites feature completely stocked full kitchens, private bedrooms, living rooms, laundry facility, wireless Internet, cable television, free local calls, and use of our private courtyard.”
Look through all the rooms on their website and book your stay for your Faribault weekend trip.
What are you waiting for?
Don’t waist another second trying to decide what to do this weekend. Pack your bags and fill up the car because this weekend you’re going to Faribault. Learn more about one Minnesota’s most historic communities by looking around the website. And make sure to keep your eyes open for our next “Spend the Weekend in Faribault” article so you can plan your next trip.