Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Grand Rapids, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Grand Rapids, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Grand Rapids, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to Grand Rapids in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Grand Rapids is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about a third of the time.

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March

If you are traveling to Grand Rapids in March, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to Grand Rapids in April, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Grand Rapids in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Grand Rapids is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

Traveling to Grand Rapids in July, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

In August, Grand Rapids is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Grand Rapids, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

If you visit Grand Rapids during September, you might see that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Grand Rapids in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Grand Rapids is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

Traveling to Grand Rapids in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Grand Rapids.

If you go to Forest History Center, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to the Judy Garland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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