Value vacationing #SimplyGrand style

During times when the economy and/or exchange rate may not be great, we realize how one spends their money is more important than ever.

When visiting Greater Grand Forks, you’ll find a variety of top-notch lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options at below average prices. Even though we may be a cheap date, we’re still a first-class one!

Should our community have the privilege of hosting you, either for a weeklong vacation or weekend getaway, the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau will assist in any way possible to help find the best buys out there. Our website ( Deals page features awesome offers at a variety of local businesses. Make sure you to stop in the Visitor Center – located at 4251 Gateway Drive – to pick up the latest Simply Grand $avings Coupon Book, which includes over 70 participants.

For fellow DOADs (Diners/Drinkers On A Dime) out there, here are a few of my fave ways to save:

  • Monday: $5 Burger & Fries at Wild Bill’s; BOGO Burritos at Paradiso; $2 off Martinis at The Toasted Frog; $2 Margaritas at Vinyl Taco
  • Tuesday: 2-for-1 Burgers at Ground Round and Sky’s Cloud 9; 50% off Nacho Platters & Drinks at Bonzer’s; 2-for-1 Pizzas at Up North; $2 Homemade Specialty Brats at Ely’s Ivy; 15% off Take-Out Orders at Paradiso and Red Lobster
  • Wednesday: $9.95 Ribeye Dinner at Ramada’s Aroma Restaurant; $2 off any Lucy or Specialty Burger at Crooked Pint; BOGO Glass of Wine at Helix
  • Thursday: $3 off all Shareables at Rhombus Guys Brewing; 50% off all Pizzas + $4 Taps at Brick & Barley; $1 Footlong Hot Dogs + $2.50 Well Drinks at Bonzer’s; $2.50 Long Island Teas at Ground Round
  • Friday: $8 Single-Topping Pizzas at The Loft; 20% off Apps + $3 Beer & $5 Wine at Helix
  • Sunday: $7 Flatbreads & $8 Classic Lucy Burgers + $5 Bloody Marys & Discounted Taps at Crooked Pint; $5 Pitchers of select Domestic Beer + $5 Burger & Fries at Buffalo Wild Wings; 50% off select Apps + $3 select Domestic Taps & BOGO Single Shots at Brick & Barley

*Happy Hour Specials: Garage Burger, Side & Bud for $6.99 (3-6 PM, Mon-Fri & 9 PM-Close) at Sickies; $3 select Shareables (3-6 PM, Mon-Thu & 9 PM-Close) at Buffalo Wild Wings; $1 off Beer, Wine & Cocktails (4-6 PM) at Sky’s Cloud 9; $3 Rail Drinks & Domestic Taps (4-7 PM) at The Loft; 50% off select Apps + $3.75 Taps (4-6 PM) at Brick & Barley; Discounted Apps + $3 Domestic Taps & select Rail Drinks (4-6 PM) at Joe Black’s; 20% off Apps + $1 off Drinks (3-6 PM) at Ely’s Ivy; 50% off Beverages (4-7 PM) at Caribou Coffee in Hornbacher’s and Hugo’s

So, even though we offer a grand getaway, it definitely won’t cost you a grand! Moreover, as our special guest, we truly value you and will make sure your entire party has an awesome time in our two cities!

For more details about these local establishments and all our places to dine and imbibe, along with info on hotels, events, shopping and more, log on to or check out Visit Grand Forks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Offers and times subject to change.