Fun Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Valparaiso

Each year in September there is a special day set aside to honor the grandparents in our lives. A distinctive day to celebrate the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. For those who want to make a special day of it in Valparaiso, there are plenty of fun things to do to celebrate National Grandparents Day on September 10.

Enjoy a Meal

What better way to enjoy a special day like Grandparents Day then with a family meal? Whether a family brunch or a unique dinner is on the menu, there are plenty of places to dine throughout Valparaiso to celebrate. With everything from wineries to café’s to fine dining, the Valpo Chamber of Commerce outlines all of the wonderful places to enjoy a meal with those you love.

Take in the Arts

Maybe your family is full of art lovers. If that’s the case, why not celebrate with a trip to a local art gallery or even an afternoon at the Taltree Arboretum and Gardens? If your family group is over 15 people you can make a reservation for guided group hikes throughout the grounds of the arboretum. If the indoor art scene is more your family’s style, you can stop by the Valpo Art House and Gallery to see what is new in the local art scene. Impress your out-of-town grandparents with all that Valparaiso has to offer.

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Special Local Events

In honor of the special day, many local businesses and restaurants host special events to celebrate the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. Check out your local favorites and see what will be happening on Sunday, September 10th. You might find some fun waiting around the corner.

Head Downtown

One of the highlights of living in the Valpo area is the beautiful downtown area. With plenty of places to eat, play and shop – there is something for everyone. This Grandparents Day, why not head downtown and take it all in? You can enjoy the outstanding restaurants, top museums, beautiful parks – and of course, a little shopping for Grandma.

Nothing Like a Trip to the Park

Grandparents Day can be as big or small a celebration as you like. Maybe a picnic at the park sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. Valparaiso is home to make kinds of parks to enjoy. There are eighteen parks found throughout the city, many with clean restrooms, picnic areas and playgrounds for the kids. If you are planning a larger get-together you can reach out to the Parks Department in order to rent one of the pavilions, gazebos and cottages at local parks.

The Bottom Line for Grandparents Day:

According to the founders of Grandparents Day, the goal of this special holiday, is “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.”

For families in the Valparaiso area, this is a great day to come together as a family and celebrate. There are so many reasons to put down roots in Valparaiso. Give us a call so we can help you get started.

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