Family Time in the Forks

Looking for a GRAND weekend getaway with the family? Head to the Forks for forksful of fun!

Enjoy the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes at Darcy’s Café for breakfast

Legendary diner serving homemade Midwestern classics like cinnamon roll pancakes, corned beef hash, knoephla soup, fleischkuekle and a variety of hotdish specials.

Time estimate: 45 minutes

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.

Time estimate: 30 minutes

Head to Northern Air Family Fun Center

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.

Time Estimate: 2-3 hours

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.

Time estimate: 45 minutes

Learn some hockey history with a tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena

With the only Division I hockey team in the state, the University of North Dakota boasts a magnificent $100+ million arena. The 400,000-square-foot, five-story arena with sea ing for 11,406 is truly the envy of the NCAA. The main lobby area has ticket sales, a proshop and complete "Sioux Tradition" museum. The arena hosts family shows, concerts, ice events and NoDak Hockey.

Time estimate: 1 1/2 hours

End the day with pizza and fun at the Canad Inns Destination Center’s Splashers of the South Seas Waterpark and 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) business suites. Canad offers dining, pub, 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.

Time estimate (waterpark): 2 hours