Your Guide to Safe Fun in Brookings

Everyone's ready for a return to normal, but until then, safe travel is our number one priority in Brookings. While you're out and about, there are a few small things you can do to keep our town the welcoming, lively place its always been. Wear a mask, follow CDC guidelines, and always keep a healthy distance from others. Do those three things and we can keep our shops open for business and get the world back to normal a little sooner.


COVID is the Worst. Here's What We're Doing About It

More than 145 area businesses and organizations have taken the Brookings Stay Safe Pledge, a simple agreement to practice good hygiene and follow elevated health guidelines. It's a shared effort to keep our residents and guests safe.

Mask Mandate

In the city of Brookings, all individuals are required to wear a mask in any indoor business and indoor public space if six feet or more of social distancing isn't possible.

When You're Ready to Travel

We'll lead the way to a good time in great places. Check out our event page for ideas to keep you safe and busy!



What's going on in town? See the calendar to find out.

Outdoor Attractions

In Brookings, fresh air adventure is always in season. One of our greatest hidden gems, Dakota Nature Park is open year-round. Rent some snowshoes, walk the trail or cast a line underneath the ice. Starting December 5, you can walk through a winter wonderland at McCrory Garden's festive celebration, Garden Glow.

Shopping Trip

Some carts are best filled offline. The Brookings community has a wide variety of boutiques, downtown shops, and brand name stores to explore.

Places to Stay

Brookings has you covered whether you're in the market for spacious suites or a sweet waterpark for the family.

More Resources

The U.S. Travel Association has published guidelines for Travel in the New Normal. Before you venture out, stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information.