Whether it’s exploring hidden gems, supporting local businesses, or embarking on new adventures, this list is designed to make 2024 a year full of meaningful experiences. Reign in the New Year in the Region with 24 resolutions to complete between the bluffs!
1. Explore the La Crosse Region
Whether this year is all about traveling, spending time with loved ones, getting active, or making new memories, the Region is full of opportunities to fulfill every resolution. Bursting with charm, a unique history, and vibrant topography, don’t miss the chance to Explore La Crosse in 2024!
2. Celebrate More
The La Crosse region is host to a year-round calendar of lively festivals that are guaranteed to be a ‘hopping’ time. This year, celebrating doesn’t have to end. Be sure to check out our local events and make your 2024 your most festive year yet!
3. Shop Small
Support locally-owned businesses by making a point to shop small this year. You don’t have to go far for great gifts, delicious treats, and more! The best finds are right around the corner! Learn more about the all of the ways you can shop small in the Region this year.
4. Take the Scenic Route
The La Crosse Region is just hours from Chicago, Milwaukee, and other neighboring cities, making it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. The Region is also conveniently nestled along the iconic Great River Road, and a must-stop-spot for road-trippers!
5. Jam Out at Live Music Events
There is nothing like kicking back and letting loose at a live music event. Home to ‘Country Boom’,’Moontunes’, and rocking local performances, 2024 is sure to be filled with concerts, jams, and gigs alike! Check out some of the ways you can boogie to your favorite beats this year.
6. Explore the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is an iconic landmark for the La Crosse Region and a great place to gather with your crew! Whether you launch a boat, reel in a fish, navigate the current in a kayak, or just walk along the river’s edge, the river is full of fun waiting to be made!
7. Try a ‘Staycation’
You don’t always have to go far to have an adventure, staycations are a prime opportunity to explore your own neck of the woods! Plus, the area’s charming lodging offerings are reason enough to stay local. Need outing ideas? Checkout our Staycation Bucket List for inspiration!
8. Support Local Performance Arts
There’s no shortage of entertainment, so be sure to channel your inner thespian and indulge in highly-cultured entertainment top-tier venues in the New Year. Reignite your creativity and all year round by supporting local fine arts in the La Crosse Region!
9. Enjoy the View
Around here, picturesque landscapes and stunning overlooks aren’t hard to find. The area’s topography lends itself to beautiful, everchanging views with each and every season. This year, remember to reserve a moment to take in awe-inspiring sights and enjoy the view!
10. Check Out the Craft Brew & Wine Scene
The Coulee Region is known for a craft beverage trail, sometimes referred to as ‘the drinkable bucket list’. Featuring favorite breweries, wineries and a new distillery, the trail offers a complete guide to the area’s expertly crafted drinks.
11. Try your Hand at Angling
Check out the Region’s unparalleled fishing opportunities this year! Fly fishing, ice fishing, and good old fashioned angling are all extremely popular in the area’s waterways. Home to diverse fish populations, your sure to reel in a trophy catch!
12. Discover Local History
New year, old history! Many of the area’s historical sites have been preserved, updated, or restored and serve as historical landmarks in the community. Want to learn more? The La Crosse Area Heritage Center is dedicated to education and preservation regarding the La Crosse Area!
13. Savor the Fall Foliage
Nothing compares to fall in the La Crosse Region. The foliage covered bluff-sides are covered vibrant golden and red hues. Make this fall season one to remember and enjoy the outstanding sightseeing before the leaves fall from the trees!
14. Uncover Hidden Gems
The Region is full of hidden gems that are brimming with character. Discover everything from unique experiences like ‘goat yoga’ to charming local restaurants with picturesque riverside views. The possibilities are endless, and you never know what extraordinary surprises await you.
15. Attend More Local Events
Local events are another way to celebrate the Region’s community. Check out our events calendar! It’s packed with ongoing events all year long. Join in the festivities, connect with fellow community members, and immerse yourself in the local culture that makes our region special.
16. Camp Out
Whether you prefer to sleep under a canopy of stars or in the cozy embrace of your tent, the Region offers an idyllic setting for unforgettable camping experiences. Plus, well maintained campsites make it effortlessly convenient to pitch a tent and truly connect with the great outdoors.
17. Try Winter Sports
The Region offers plenty of slopes and trails to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, shred the snow and embrace the winter wonderland! So, gear up and get ready to embark on a year filled with thrilling outdoor pursuits, creating unforgettable memories amidst the pristine winter landscapes.
18. Dive into Uncharted Activities
The Region offers a plethora of unique, hands-on activities that will create lasting memories! Dive into interactive experiences where you can connect with adorable animals, unleash your creativity through artistic endeavors, and delve into the wonders of outdoor exploration.
21. Expand your Palate
In a town renowned for its beer, the culinary scene is equally impressive. Indulge in the delights of pub food, mouthwatering pizza, and the Wisconsin classic: cheese curds. Whatever your taste buds crave, the La Crosse Region has a delectable answer for every culinary desire.
22. Explore New Parks and Trails
When it comes to exploring on foot, few places in the world can rival the natural wonders of the La Crosse Region. Picture wooded bluffs adorned with rugged sandstone formations, expansive marshlands teeming with diverse wildlife, and a network of rivers, lakes, and streams that weave their way throughout the region.
23. Find Your Perfect Itinerary
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast seeking thrilling hiking trails, a history buff interested in exploring our rich heritage, a foodie eager to indulge in local culinary delights, or a family looking for fun-filled activities, our itineraries will guide you in the right direction.
24. Make Memories
Embrace a world of unforgettable experiences in the La Crosse Region that extend beyond the seasons. It’s time to start crafting your La Crosse Region bucket list, ensuring that you don’t miss out on the year-round fun and excitement that awaits you in this captivating destination.