Brainerd MN Vacations Start Here

Brainerd, Minnesota is the premier Minnesota vacation destination! Located in the heart of Minnesota, Brainerd is known for great family vacations, first-class Minnesota resorts and hotels, golf courses, fishing, biking trails, shopping, and much more. Enjoy your stay!

Contact All the Premiere Brainerd Lakes Resorts at once with the Vacation Planner!

Minnesota Update: Governor Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans

To slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00pm on Friday, April 10. Read More.


Calendar at a Glance

COVID-19 ALERT: While we try to stay up to date on event cancellations, it is important to check in with the event website or planner before attending any upcoming events. Cancellations are happening daily.

Please contact us if your event needs a cancellation notice.


Mar 26 BLA Newcomers Club Event - POSTPONED

Mar 26 CLC's Open House Party - POSTPONED

Mar 27-29 Mid-Minnesota Builders Home & Outdoor Show - POSTPONED

Mar 29 Lakes Area Music Festival - The Harmonious Harp - POSTPONED

Apr 1 Five Course Wine Dinner - POSTPONED

Apr 3-5 Ruttger's Maple Tapping Weekend - CANCELLED

Apr 3 Y Ball at Grand View Lodge - CANCELLED

Apr 4 Easter Egg Hunt – Westgate Mall

Apr 4 Easter Carnival – Aitkin Women of Today – CANCELLED

Apr 4 Cuyuna Range Whitetails Fundraiser Banquet

Apr 5 Ruttger’s Maple Tapping Weekend – CANCELLED

Apr 5 - Lakes Area Wedding Expo – CANCELLED

Apr 9 BPSF Happy Hour for a Cause – POSTPONED

Apr 11 Easter Egg Hunt – Gregory Park – CANCELLED

Apr 11 Easter in the Garden – Landsburg Landscaping

Apr 11 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Market

Apr 11 Community Egg Hunt – Central Lakes College – CANCELLED

Apr 11 Spaghetti Feed

Quick Clicks: What you need in Brainerd

The Brainerd Lakes Area is beautiful in the Spring! Start planning your visit today.

Weddings - Visit our weddings section to plan for your big day!

Brainerd Racing Headquarters: Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) and North Central Speedway race schedules & event information

Brainerd MN Golf Courses - The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to the best MN Golf Courses. Find your favorite today!

Paul Bunyan Trail - Find bike trail maps and the history of Paul Bunyan.

Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System - New mountain bike trails

MAPS, MAPS, MAPS - Brainerd Minnesota Lake Maps - Details of the famous lakes in the Brainerd area.

Minnesota Resorts - Experience the tradition of MN Resorts right here in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area!

Kids Kountry - Children of all ages will find fun in Brainerd, MN! Find great activities, events, sports, and freebies for kids.

Weekly Brainerd Fishing Reports - Year-round fishing report from local guide "Walleye Dan" & Professional Angler Richie Boggs.

Brainerd MN Resort Lodging HOT DEALS from your favorite MN Lakes Area resorts!

Area Shopping and Antiques!

Brainerd Lakes Area Movie Theaters - Find the Cinema that fits your movie style.

Employment in the Brainerd Lakes Area - Check the Free Classifieds Ads

Transportation - Travel in and around the Lakes Area as well as to and from the Airport

Brainerd Lakes Area - Vacation and tourism information

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf - The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life!

Northland Kart Kountry - There are always exciting specials and events happening at Kart Kountry, so it’s important to stay up-to-date with everything that going on.

Brainerd Zip Line Tour - Located on beautiful Mount Ski Gull our zip lines showcase 15 mile views of the Lakes area.