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Does Expedia have vacation package deals to Brainerd?

Yes! It's easier than ever to save cash with Brainerd vacation packages on Expedia. You'll have loads more time to plan your thrilling experiences — and more cash to splash!

How much can I save with a Brainerd vacation package?

Savvy jetsetters can earn savings of up to $583* by securing a combined package deal on Expedia.

Can I choose my airline with a Brainerd Expedia vacation package?

With more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties for you to choose from on our extensive database, you'll be setting off on your vacation in no time!

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Brainerd vacation package?

You can postpone your travel bookings with us because we don't charge cancellation fees for almost all of our bookings.

What are the best places to visit in Brainerd?

Itinerary need a little work? Brainerd vacation all organized but unsure what to expect when you get there? Let us give you a helping hand.

Bask in the cooling shade and enjoy the collection of unusual and delightful flora at Northland Arboretum. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. If the young ones are sick of sightseeing and could use a run around, why not take them to Buffalo Hills Park? It's the ideal spot to play hide and seek and toss a ball around. Still have some time to spare? Keep your eyes peeled for bird and aquatic life as you wander around Lake Ossawinnamakee. This body of water is a critical part of the local ecosystem.

What types of accommodations are available in Brainerd?

Accommodations in Brainerd are difficult to come by at times. With just 8 properties, you won't want to leave it up until the last minute. But don't worry — Expedia is the home of the best luxury getaways and cheap vacations.

If you like fitness centers and indoor pools as well as snuggly beds, why not look into the amenities at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter (15739 Audubon Way) and the Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes (6967 Lake Forest Rd)?

Is there an airport in Brainerd?

Pass through the security gate, board the plane, find your seat and settle in for the journey! Your well-earned trip to Brainerd isn't far off now. When the wheels touch the tarmac at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD), you'll find yourself situated 4 miles from the central areas.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Brainerd? 

There’s nothing quite like a Brainerd road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Brainerd or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Brainerd packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Brainerd? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Brainerd and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Brainerd? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Brainerd. You can book all the road trip activities on your Brainerd wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Brainerd. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


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Best Lodging Options Near Brainerd

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Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes $119
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020
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Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes

Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes

6967 Lake Forest Rd, Baxter, MN
     
    4.2 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    We enjoyed our first stay at Arrowwood and were pleasantly pleased by the whole experience. There is an immediate comfy, cozy feel as you enter the lobby; you really get the sense that you are in "up north resort mode" from the earthy colors, pine furnishings, woodsy accents and artwork. The front ...

    Grand View Lodge
    Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
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    Grand View Lodge

    Grand View Lodge

    23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN
       
      4.7 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Amazing resort! They did a great job with social distancing and feeling safe during this time.

      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN $119
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020
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      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN

      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Baxter, MN

      15058 Dellwood Dr, Baxter, MN
         
        4.2 of 5
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The hotel was clean. Check in went smooth. I extended our stay for one night which was an easy process. Customer service was pleasant. I would stay here again.

        Quarterdeck Resort & Restaurant $229
        Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020
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        Quarterdeck Resort & Restaurant

        Quarterdeck Resort & Restaurant

        9820 Birch Bay Drive Southwest, County Road 77, Brainerd, Nisswa, MN
           
          4.6 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Perfect location, wonderfull rooms, spacious, tastfully decorated.

          Cragun's Resort & Hotel $175
          Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019
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          Cragun's Resort & Hotel

          Cragun's Resort & Hotel

          11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, MN
             
            3.9 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            It was a night quiet stay. Exactly what we were looking for. The fireplace in the room is a nice touch. Only gripe was there was only one packet of coffee, but there was 2 cups. We didn't have time to see the pool area.

            Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge $93
            Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020
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            Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge

            Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge

            7376 Woida Rd, Baxter, MN
               
              4.4 of 5
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              They were very helpful, nice, and the room was nice and clean.

              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter $102
              Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020
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              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

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

                Nice place. Kinda small tv. Weird no usb chargers in in rooms.

                Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge $154
                Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020
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                Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

                Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

                25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I liked the mount of different activities at the resort.

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