Girlfriend getaway perfect for fall
There is just something about spending time with your girls – it’s good for the soul. There’s no better way to bond with your besties than during a girls getaway — no kids to entertain, no husbands or boyfriends to distract you, and no zoom meetings. Just girl talk, shopping, beer tasting and plenty of giggles
As the end of the warm season comes to a close, our minds wander elsewhere… to replacing our sundresses with with flannels, sipping on pumpkin spice lattes, and hitting up all the cute boutiques this fall.
Start your day by sipp’N a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Head downtown to the new adorable patio next to Central Park Coffee for a little pumpkin spice latte love to start the day off right! Not into PSL’s? No worries, they will mix you up your favorite drink of choice.
Grab a bagel sandwich from “Minnesota’s Best Bagel Shop”- Old Town Bagels on your way to the Central Park Farmers market while you stock up on fresh produce and hand crafted items every Saturday 8am – 12pm.
GO LEAF PEEPing
Yes, you read that right, leaf peeping, otherwise known as traveling to view and photograph the changing fall foliage. It may sound like something your grandparents do but hunting for fall foliage can be insanely beautiful and relaxing (something we all probably need right now). One of the best places to chase those beautiful changing leaves is Kaplan’s Woods Parkway. It was name one of the 10 fall hikes featured in Explore Minnesota’s 2018 Hike MN Campaign. If you and the girls are feeling adventurous, pack your camping gear and set up camp or just spend the day hammocking while enjoying the swing of nature at Rice Lake State Park
Shop ‘Til you drop
From large store to small unique boutiques, Owatonna has shopping opportunities for ever style. Spend the day shopping in the Downtown Historic District for specialty items and the Ultra Outlets in Medford for discounts up to 25%-75% off daily. You’ll fall in love with adorable shops like Country Goods, Sterling Home & Central Park Framing & Finds where you’ll find trendy home decor and interior design expertise. Discover the latest fall styles at Urban Loft, Kristi’s Clothing and Bellebrook Boutique. Stylist from boutiques like Lilly & Rose, J.Jules Fashion and Hidden Rose Boutique will help you create the complete look from head to toe to match your style.
Take it slow and browse around town—you never know what hidden treasures you’ll find!
Refuel with dinner on the patio at Sparetime Entertainment while knocking down pins with a friendly competition of bowling. Head on over to Mineral Springs Brewery next on the Straight River for a pint (or two). With over 14 taps, they have everything from light to dark drafts with a good mix of styles from kölsch to stout to IPAs. Grab a night cap in the form of Chocolate cake or a Mint Chocolate Kiss Martini at Torey’s to finish the night out.