Think back to your favorite vacation that you have ever been on. What made it your favorite? Was it a really good meal at a local restaurant? A once-in-a-lifetime adventure experience? The perfect hotel room to relax and enjoy at the end of a busy day? Most likely, it’s the culmination of all of those things, and that’s just something you can’t put into words; it’s a feeling.
Greater St. Cloud is a hub for live entertainment. With music festivals that take place weekly, tons of small acoustic shows in local bars and restaurants, and big name acts coming to stage, there is something to see nearly every night of the week in Greater St. Cloud. Bring your own lawn chair every Wednesday night for Summertime by George. Get tickets to see The Goo Goo Dolls this September at The Ledge Amphitheater. Catch free jazz music every Thursday and Friday at The Veranda Lounge in Downtown St. Cloud. And when they play your favorite song, sing along! Because there’s nothing like that feeling when you know every lyric.
Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to take a road trip, and St. Cloud is a great family destination. St. Cloud area hotels are great for kids, with amenities like giant pools, arcades, and more. Take your kids on an outdoor adventure, like hiking and then swimming in the cool waters at Quarry Park & Nature Preserve or paddling the Mississippi River with Clear Waters Outfitting. Treat the little ones to snacks they will love, like Hawaiian shaved ice from Shaka Shack or ice cream cones with eyeballs from Mr. Twisty. Then let them burn off some energy (and sugar) with a trip to a local splash pad, because that feeling when their laughter is contagious is an unforgettable one.
A Slower Pace
Trying to maintain a work schedule, family schedule and a social life is exhausting! There is nothing like the opportunity to slow down and take it easy when you can, and there are a lot of places to do that in Greater St. Cloud. Stop at Books Revisited to pick out your next relaxing read, then unplug with a session at Bella Vita Salt Caves. Stroll through the beautiful flowers, fountains, and fixtures at Live Entertainment and kick back on a bench overlooking the Mississippi River. Browse antique and repurposed shops like Salvage Sisters and The Rusty Pick, then unwind with dinner at Anton’s Restaurant. Take a deep breath and enjoy that feeling when there’s nothing else you need to be doing.
The feelings that travel brings about create lasting memories for years to come. Whether you’re ready to rock, entertaining kids, or hoping to relax and unplug, experience the feeling when you plan the perfect getaway when you Visit Greater St. Cloud. Check out Visit Greater St. Cloud for even more feelings.