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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 Brainerd.com Vacation Planner!

Additional Businesses Reopening Soon
Beginning on June 1, 2020

Restaurants and bars can reopen for outdoor service only as long as they:

  • Have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
  • Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of distance between tables
  • Limit on-premises capacity to no more than 50 persons
  • Limit table service to 4 persons, or 6 if part of one family unit
  • Require reservations in advance
  • Require workers to wear masks and strongly encourage masks be worn by customers

Personal care services (such as hair salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors) can reopen to provide services indoor as long as they:

  • Have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
  • Limit number of clients inside the business at any time to ensure 6 feet of distance between persons except when providing services
  • Reduce occupant capacity to no more than 25%
  • See clients by appointment only; do not allow walk-ins
  • Require workers and clients to wear masks at all times. For services where the client cannot wear a mask, the worker should add a face shield in addition to their mask.

See More from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

 

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.

Due to COVID-19, many social and religious gatherings have been suspended. You can read all about it, including the Executive Order from Governor Tim Walz in the Brainerd Lakes Area COVID-19 Resource Guide.

The Brainerd.com Blog has some ideas for social distancing, and some fun outdoor nature finds!

Remember, even though we may not be able to gather for events right now, there are lots of fun ways to keep busy.

  • Family Puzzle Night
  • Zoom or Skype Get Together
  • Arts & Crafts Projects
  • Baking
  • Working on a New Skill
  • Walking Trails
  • Biking, Skating, Roller Blading
  • Geocaching on the Paul Bunyan Trail
  • Build a Blanket Fort
  • Rent a Movie
  • Look at Pet Adoptions Online

Stay safe, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we have events to add!

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.