The central lakes region of Minnesota is host to a wide variety of resort and lodging destinations, many of the travel hot spots include the Alexandria Lakes Area, Brainerd Lakes Area, Detroit Lakes, Lake Mille Lacs Area, the Leech Lake & Walker Area, the Longville Lakes Area & the Park Rapids area. All locations have dozens of lakes of all sizes and numerous lodging options to choose from. Most of these beautiful areas are a short 2-3 hour drive from the Twin Cities Metro Area.
The Arrowhead Region of Northestern MN has long been a travel hot spot for locals and out of state travelers. The area includes some of the most unique and beautiful country in all of the United States. Some of the favorite destinations include the famed North Shore of Lake Superior, the Gunflint Trail, Ely and the world famous BWCA, the Grand Rapids area included Lake Winnie and the Iron Range. Other large bodies of water and popular travel destinations include Lake Kabetogama, Lake Vermilion, Rainy Lake & the Orr/Pelican Lake area.
The Northwestern corner of Minnesota is where the lakes and forests meet the plains and prairies offering a great mix of habitat and some of the best fishing hot spots in the state. World famous fisheries like Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnie & Red Lake are full of great lodging options. Other popular areas include Bemidji, Cass Lake Area & Detroit Lakes. Like most of Minnesota there are dozens of lakes to choose from and a wide variety of resorts and lodging opportunities to choose from.
The Southern region of Minnesota may not be as well known as other travel destinations but many visitors to these areas take advantage of the scenic lakes, rivers, and shorter travel times. Even the Twin Cities has a variety of Resort/Hotels with unique attractions & activities. The Lanesboro area of Southeastern MN is surrounded by the beautiful bluff country and offers a variety of trails and rivers to explore. Other popular travel destinations include the Willmar Lakes Area, smaller but beautiful lake and river resorts near Mankato, Rochester and other lodging options along the Mississippi River in Southeastern MN and the Minnesota River in the Southwest.