From Brainerd, the city of Minneapolis - St. Paul is approximately 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southeast.
Journeying in this region is all about seeking adventure, so be sure to take to the road and check out some of the other population centers around Brainerd. Motley, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Crosslake, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south of Brainerd are worth a visit too.
Approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south of Brainerd is St Cloud, a regional city which is home to Paramount Theater, Munsinger Clemens Gardens and Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. Joe Faber Field, National Hockey Center and St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center are also well-worth calling into before heading back to Brainerd.
The Brainerd area offers plenty of exciting ways to enjoy the great outdoors. So why not join in with one of the many ice fishing and snowmobiling excursions on offer here.
When planning your trip to Brainerd, keep in mind that the handiest major airport, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, is situated in in Brainerd, 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.