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St. Cloud, the Granite City

You may know that St. Cloud is also known as the Granite City. Our annual festival is called Granite City Days, Granite City Food & Brew was founded here, many other companies have names like Granite City XYZ, and even our tourism brand used to be called visit Granite Country. But do you really know […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Happy Mother’s Day! So maybe time got away from you this year. We’re in a pandemic, things a crazy, a Mother’s Day gift just… slipped your mind! Now you’re in need a last-minute idea of how to treat your mom to something special today. You’re in luck! We’ll just say You’re Welcome in advance for […]

Greater St. Cloud Virtual Backgrounds

With the outbreak of the coronavirus and workers being told to work from home, Zoom calls have quickly become the standard form of communication between coworkers, clients, and even family and friends. Zoom includes a fun feature where users can insert a virtual background, which give you the appearance of being anywhere you can find a […]

Boozy BBQ Recipes with Greater St. Cloud

Now that the sun shines a little longer and the temps burn a little hotter, we have one thing on our mind: BBQ! There’s just something so satisfyingly summer about marinating some meat, firing up the grill, and sipping on a cold one while you cook up a storm. But what if we told you […]

Books by Greater St. Cloud, MN Authors

Greater is St. Cloud home to many fantastic chefs, musicians, artists, business owners, and even book authors! Check out this list of local reads by St. Cloud area authors, plus some that take place right here! Three Cups of Tea Author: Greg Mortenson of St. Cloud, MN Synopsis from Amazon: Anyone who despairs of the […]

Greater St. Cloud Bike & Walking Trails

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to dust off the old bike and hit the pavement, you’ve found it! These area trails are perfect for bike rides, rollerblading, or just walking with some friends, family, or a furry companion. Find the perfect path, and have fun! Beaver Island Trail & St. Cloud Riverwalk The […]

Online Shopping in Greater St. Cloud

Now more than ever before it is so important to support our small businesses in the area. All of them have been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, and they need our help. Many locally owned Greater St. Cloud area stores are still offering their products online! From salons to boutiques, you can […]

Virtual Visits with Greater St. Cloud

We will be honest, things are more than a little strange for the travel industry right now. Our goal as a destination marketing organization is to promote travel to the Greater St. Cloud area, and of course we know that you can’t exactly do that at this time (please stay home!). However, with the growing […]

Experience the World (from your couch) during COVID -19

Even though we would like you to stick around St. Cloud, it doesn’t mean that you can’t virtually see the world.  Some of the best locations and attractions from around the globe are now at your fingertips, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch to experience them.  With the help […]