Summer is upon us and quickly passing by. Now is the time to start thinking about squeezing in one last long weekend, or even full vacation, before the end of travel season. Few states offer the variety of climate and destinations like Wisconsin. Whether you are looking for a fun weekend with the girls, a family fun getaway or are a nature lover seeking solitude, Wisconsin is the place to go.
There are many great destinations in Wisconsin for the family looking to pack in a fun filled trip. Eau Claire is a stop for families looking to spend a weekend, or longer, making memories. Get the kids moving at the beautiful Lowes Creek County Park & Trails and hit up the amazing Children’s Museum of Eau Claire on those rainy days. Eau Claire is also home to a mall, bowling alley and one of the best water parks in Wisconsin.
Many families prefer a resort like setting for their travel. On site dining, entertainment and other amenities can make travelling with young ones a little less stressful. Resorts often offer daily activities for kids and adults alike, ensuring the entire family is entertained and relaxed during their stay.
Guys and Girls Weekends
Eau Claire is also a friendly destination for a guy or girls’ weekend. The Leinenkugel’s Brewery Tour is a popular destination for a fun weekend with friends. Beyond Eau Claire, the Door County Wine Trail is a hot spot for girlfriend getaways as well. Spring Green, Cedarburg, Delafield and Kohler are all small Wisconsin towns known for great shopping.
Architect lovers will enjoy traversing the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. Staying in Wright’s childhood home, or even one of the famous homes that he designed, is also available. Numerous other Wright creations are available for tour across the state as well.
Wisconsin is a paradise for those seeking outdoor fun. Camping along the water is popular across the states rivers and lake shorelines. There is little else as relaxing to a nature lover than waking up to the sounds of a babbling stream or softly crashing waves. Hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting are also top adventures in the state.
Ave of the Mounds is a popular outdoor destination. Every day of the year the cave is a comfortable 50 degrees making it a great stop on a hot summer’s day. The site is a national landmark and has been nicknamed the jewel box of America’s cave systems.
Can’t find a pet-sitter for your last-minute trip? Plenty of hotels, parks and evening restaurants cater to dog lovers. There are even dog friendly breweries! Here is a great resource for finding pet friendly accommodations.
Whether you are looking for some indoor family fun, a natural outdoor adventure or something in between, now is the time to book your last-minute summer travel. Wisconsin offers everything from sleeping along shorelines to being pampered in the finest resort spa. Families, couples, friends and adventure seekers will find something they enjoy!