As the Red River lazily snakes along the eastern border of North Dakota, it forks with the Red Lake River coming in from Minnesota. The French named Grand Forks but it was an American steamboat captain who planted a community here after his boat got stuck in the river. The terrain is so flat you don’t even need a clear day to see forever: just get to the top floor of one of the best hotels to book in Grand Forks and look out over a city buzzing with youthful energy.
On a road trip with your dog? Park your RV, book into this pet-friendly hotel in Grand Forks and go shopping: there are several pet-supply stores within a few blocks from here. While there are plenty of green spaces around for walking good doggies, it’s only a 15-minute drive to Lincoln Drive Park along a bend in the Red River, where you can unleash your playful pups. Back in your suite, your fur babies can curl up next to you on the couch and try out their new toys.
A dropkick away from Alerus Center, this is the perfect place to stay to catch a Fighting Hawks football game. If your furry friend is a Hawks supporter too, dress them in the green and white, turn on the TV and turn down the sound: they might just hear the cheers from the stadium in real-time from this pet-friendly hotel. After the game, relax in the heated indoor pool or hot tub: like the on-site fitness center, they’re open until midnight.