August 22, 2016
Kids. One day they’re pouring their apple juice on the remote control; the next thing you know they’re five years older and refusing to walk with you in public.
Sometimes it really does take a getaway to warm those family bonds. So before you yell at each other over Pop Tarts on another hectic school day, take some time to rekindle the fun memories by going somewhere together. Whether you’re eating ice cream, watching dad fall asleep outside and get sunburned, or just splashing each other in the pool, East Bay Suites is all about the memories. Here are four fun weekend activities to keep things going.
Fire and Ice, a Beach Walk
21 Wisconsin Street (aka right here)
Every Thursday from late June to late August, we allow you to do a little bit of time travel. Gather together at 10 am for a walk along the beach. You’ll learn about volcanoes and glaciers, agates and skipping rocks. By 11:30 you’ll feel like a geology expert and the beach will feel like an old friend.
Cook County Farmers Market
10 N. Broadway
Is there anything like a farmers market? From 9 to 1 on Saturdays through October 8, munch on what’s in season including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more. You’ll also find plenty of crafts like woodworking, fiber arts, and soy candles.
Young Children’s Story Hour with The Muffin Man
Drury Lane Books, 12 Wisconsin
America’s independent bookstores have struggled under Amazon (who hasn’t?) but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for them. Drury Lane Books engages with its community through author readings and other events. Every Saturday until September 3, the Muffin Man himself comes to the store to read stories for young children. (You probably know the Muffin Man, but we’re not going to ask because we don’t want to get any songs stuck in your head.)
Harbor History Walking Tour
Cook County Historical Museum, 8 South Broadway
Every Saturday from 1–2pm until September 3, you can get a free guided tour of the harbor. You’ll learn all about the region’s history and importance in the logging industry and find out how Grand Marais developed the way it did. The early settlers and their fortitude helped develop industry in Minnesota and this tour is a great way to get in touch with the area’s roots.