This picturesque area has been a favorite of those planning MN family vacations, fishing trips, and couple’s getaways for over 100 years. The area is known for its distinguished fishing lakes and forests, as well as its convenient location to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Located in NE Minnesota, an easy 3-hour or 180 mile drive, Grand Rapids is an ideal setting to host your next business trip, meeting or convention. The location of Grand Rapids makes it close enough to be convenient, but far enough to provide you with a real escape.