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Top 10 Things To Do In Brainerd

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Most Popular Booked Brainerd Hotels

AmericInn by Wyndham Pequot Lakes/Jenkins $120
AmericInn by Wyndham Pequot Lakes/Jenkins

AmericInn by Wyndham Pequot Lakes/Jenkins

32912 Paul Bunyan Trail Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN
     
    5.0
    of 5, from 3 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

    Grand View Lodge Get Rates
    Grand View Lodge

    Grand View Lodge

    23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN
       
      4.9
      of 5, from 10 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 7 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the 3 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

      Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes $105
      Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes

      Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes

      6967 Lake Forest Rd, Baxter, MN
         
        4.7
        of 5, from 9 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        A water park and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a waterslide and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

        Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN $105
        Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN

        Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN

        15058 Dellwood Dr, Baxter, MN
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 8 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and a roundtrip airport shuttle. A business center, free WiFi in public areas, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter $102
          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

          15739 Audubon Way, Baxter, MN
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 11 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            A water park, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the lazy river, children's pool, and waterslide. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

            Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge Get Rates
            Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

            Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

            25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 6 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a playground, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd Area $76
              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd Area

              Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd Area

              14466 Dellwood Drive, Baxter, MN
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 14 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This hotel features an indoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the sauna and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

                AmericInn by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd $76
                AmericInn by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd

                AmericInn by Wyndham Baxter Brainerd

                7836 Fairview Road, Baxter, MN
                   
                  3.4
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

                  Brainerd Activities

                  Places To Go In Brainerd

                  Welcome, traveler, to Brainerd. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Brainerd

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Brainerd. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Brainerd? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Brainerd attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.