Visit Greater St. Cloud
Visit Greater St. Cloud is the official marketing organization for Greater St. Cloud, Minnesota. St. Cloud is located in Central Minnesota, and is an area full of incredible experiences, fantastic food and drink, lively arts and entertainment, and more. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, St. Cloud brings a combination of outdoor adventures and urban experiences with a small town feel.
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St. Cloud x Seeker ChallengeCheck-in at any of the locations on this list and win a free tote bag from Seeker. Head to Seeker's booth (in the lobby of the theatre, right by registration) to show off your pic and pick up your tote!
Best Hiking Paths in Greater St. CloudThese city, county and regional parks in Greater St. Cloud have easy, beautiful hiking (or strolling) paths with some of the best views in Minnesota. Don’t believe us? Go see for yourself!
Downtown Shopping Spree in St. Cloud, MNDoes the thought of driving from store to store, getting in and out of your vehicle 100 times shopping for the holidays give you the chills? Do you wish that life were like the movies, when all your holiday gift shopping could be done on one cozy stretch of main street, as you walk from shop to shop bundled up in the season’s latest trends, chit-chatting with the store owners as you cross off your shopping list? You’re in luck, because Downtown St. Cloud is bursting with local shopping options for every type of shopper! We’ve consolidated the list here, with some ideas of what to buy for who and where. So grab your blanket scarf & hot drink (maybe from Central Perk?), call up your bestie, and get ready for a dazzling downtown shopping spree.
Most Instagrammable St. Cloud Area RestaurantsRecommendations for some of the most photogenic food in town! Not only are these all fabulous places to grab a great bite to eat, they’re also incredibly photo-worthy. So come hungry and with your cameras charged, these restaurants are ready for their close up!
Greater St. Cloud Coffee ShopsThere’s just something about a trip to a new place that begs for an experience at a local coffee shop. They’re often the hub of communities, where friends gather, conversations happen, and caffeine flows freely. These are some of the most well-known coffee shops in the St. Cloud Area – and beyond! Plus, don’t forget to celebrate National Coffee Day on September 28th with a trip to one of these great shops.
The Best Patio Dining in Greater St. CloudAhh yes, spring is upon us, and summer is soon to follow. That means that it’s the official start to the best season of all: Patio Season! Whether you’re looking for the perfect happy hour hot spot or a romantic date night oasis, Greater St. Cloud is home to more patios than you can shake an umbrella drink at. Enjoy responsibly, and always share your patio fun with us at #VisitStCloud!
Freshwater Fun in Central MNIt’s officially feeling like summer in Central Minnesota which means 2 things: it’s hot, and it’s humid. And it also probably means that you’re looking for the best way to keep cool on these steamy days. Fortunately, we live in the land of 10,000+ lakes, so there are many places to take a dip. Here is a list of some of the best local public beaches around the Greater St. Cloud area to keep you feeling fresh and having fun!
The Best Ice Cream in Greater St. CloudI scream! You scream! We’re all screaming! Why are we screaming?! You guessed it: ICE CREAM! Greater St. Cloud is full of not only the beloved classic cones and sundaes, but a variety of malts, shakes, and even froyo options. Here’s where you can freeze your brain and satisfy that ravenous sweet tooth of yours. Click the name of each place for more info, and enjoy responsibly (or don’t).
Greater St. Cloud BreweriesLocal breweries are where people hang out, where they want to be seen, where they experience local flavors at their best, and where communities form. The Greater St. Cloud area is home to several must-visit breweries, taprooms, brewhouses, cideries and brew pubs. So please, grab your growler and your 21+ ID and take a brewcation with us through Central Minnesota. (Click the names of the breweries for more information!)
Top Kids Activities in Greater St. CloudWhether you’re traveling with young family members or you’re a kid at heart yourself, St. Cloud is a great place for kids and families to enjoy. There are many different places that kiddos of all ages can burn off energy, get creative, and make memories. Here are just a few that top the list of the best kid-friendly activities in Greater St. Cloud.
Best Free (& Cheap) Things to do in Greater St. CloudHaving fun in Greater St. Cloud does not have to cost a lot of money – or anything! There are so many great ways to enjoy the area for free or very little. Here are just a few ideas to get you started, but the options – when you sprinkle in a little creativity and the desire to explore – are endless! PLEASE NOTE: Some activities may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact organizers beforehand.
Top Instagrammable Locations in Greater St. CloudTraveling to new places often drives us to discover something special about that new place, whether it’s the most well-known attraction in town, or a large landmark that is geographically recognizable. In the Greater St. Cloud area, there are many locations that are specific to Central MN, and that make for really breathtaking photos. Aside from the hundreds of restaurants in the area, here is a list of the Top 10 Most Instagrammable locations around Greater St. Cloud.
St. Cloud Top AttractionsThese are some of the most well known tourist destinations in Greater St. Cloud, and some of the best to visit.