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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]