There’s so much to do and see in the Alexandria area, all right out your front door! Home to over 350 lakes, miles of bike and walking trails, public beaches, and beautiful parks. You will be able to find plenty adventures and outdoor activities to explore that will keep the whole family busy for every season.
Whatever your style there’s plenty of retail stores with the latest fashions and home decor to fit you and your home. You will also have a wide selection of dining and entertainment from unique locally owned restaurants, pubs or wine bars. You can also enjoy touring the voted “Best Winery in Minnesota”, Carlos Creek Winery…Minnesota’s very first legal whiskey distillery, Panther Distillery or the Alexandria areas first brewery in 70 years Copper Trail Brewery Company.
The City of Alexandria established a lodging tax in 1998. A 3% lodging tax is collected on all lodging properties within Alexandria, LaGrand Township, and resorts on Lake Miltona; with proceeds being used by Explore Alexandria Tourism for promotional and marketing activity to encourage visitors to come and stay in our area. There was collections growth of 7% in 2013 and another 2% for 2014.