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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2019: The Year in Review

As another year (and decade!) draws to a close, we reflect fondly on the moments that made 2019 so unforgettable. We had travelers from all over the US visit Greater St. Cloud, hike the trails at Quarry Park, paddle down the Mississippi River, eat at locally owned restaurants and shop many great local retailers. We […]

Greater St. Cloud January Event Roundup

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020 in Greater St. Cloud! We hope you had a great holiday season, and that you’re ready for some adventure and fun this month! Whether you’re the outdoorsy type into cross country skiing, ice fishing, snow tubing, or just being outside in the Minnesota winter or more into hunkering […]

Art & Entertainment in Greater St. Cloud

Lights, camera, Visit Greater St. Cloud! Whether you’re hoping to laugh your way through a hysterical play or dance the night away to some great local live music, the arts and entertainment scene in Greater St. Cloud is one of the best in the state. Check out some of theses recommendations and resources, and get […]