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So Long, 2020: A Look Back at an Unforgettable Year

We would be lying if we said we have never been so happy to say goodbye to another year. We don’t need to belabor the trials that 2020 presented to the world, and to our tourism industry. So we won’t. Instead, we will look back on the bright spots that were sprinkled throughout the year, […]

Planning in a Pandemic

Hybrid meetings are on the rise and there is no doubt as to why. In planning for events in the near future, creating a hybrid of in-person and virtual attendees makes sense for a lot of events.  Of course, we would love to be able to host thousands of people together in Greater St. Cloud, […]

Greater St. Cloud – Outdoor Winter Dining

Governor Walz recently announced that the next phase of turning the dials includes the option for bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining. Specifically, The new Executive Order allows outdoor dining service at 50% capacity with a maximum of 100 people and tables limited to four people. This might leave you thinking… outdoor dining in […]

Easy Ways to Support Local Restaurants

Take and share photos A picture speaks a thousand words, especially when you share it! Try to resist digging into your next delicious takeout meal for a few seconds and grab a photo of your culinary masterpieces first. It doesn’t need to be a work of art, but try to incorporate the restaurant’s logo if […]

Snow Trails of Greater St. Cloud

2020 has brought a new way of life for many of us, slowing down with more time at home, figuring out how to work remote, grocery pick-ups, distance learning, and traveling closer to home. As winter sets in for Greater St. Cloud we encourage you to get outside and continue exploring, perhaps even doing something […]

Experience Gift Guide

Sometimes the best gifts come in tiny (gift card sized) packages. Giving the gift of an experience is like giving the gift of memories for years to come. We love our local retail community and encourage you to shop locally this holiday season and all year. However, sometimes you’re looking for something different – and […]

Shop for Kids in Greater St. Cloud

When it comes to shopping for the little ones, there is no shortage of options for toys, clothing, games, and more. We have tried to help you narrow down options this year with a shop-small gift guide for kids. Check out these great shops for everything from clothing to toys to books and more!  Clothing […]

Outdoor Lovers Gift Guide

Greater St. Cloud is full of great, locally owned stores to shop at this holiday season, and all year ’round! Now more than ever, it’s important to support the small business retailers, so that’s why we have made it easy for you to shop small this year. We have gift guides that feature downtown shops, […]

Central Minnesota Pumpkin Patches

Whether you’re looking for fall fun & games or just searching for the perfect future Jack O’Lantern, these Greater St. Cloud area pumpkin patches have something for everyone! Here’s a quick roundup of area pumpkin patches, stands, and more. Collegeville Orchards  Location: St. Joseph Pumpkins: Pick your own pumpkins, pre-picked pumpkins, and gourds. More: Apple […]