3 Weekend Getaway Ideas

Find the Perfect Weekend Getaway in The La Crosse Region!

The La Crosse Region offers a charming history, fun memories and adventure, captivating views, and unparalleled outdoor recreation. Whether you’re a Foodie Guru, an Arts and History Buff, or an Adrenaline Junkie, a Leisure Lover, a Social Butterfly or prefer the ever-coveted Family Time, the La Crosse Region is for YOU!

For The Food & Drink Connoisseurs!

Fayze’s Restaurant

Located right in the heart of historic downtown La Crosse, Fayze’s has created a tradition of mouthwatering recipes and flavors to suit any style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Fayze’s Restaurant and Bakery. This is a cozy, classic, choice that has food for the whole family and a mouth-watering bakery!

Rudy’s Drive In

Starting as a Root Beer stand in 1933, Rudy’s drive-in restaurant has been open for over 80 years! Drive-in, sit-in or carryout their famous hot dogs and world class shakes! Their menu features the highest quality products, including vegan friendly options. Take the fun home with a 1/2 gallon of root beer to enjoy later!

Pearl Street Brewery

Enjoy a beer tasting in the old Rubber Mills La Crosse Footwear and observe a wild brew-master and their crew doing what they do best… making exceptionally crafted beers! The beer tap lineup is always changing, the perfect reason to keep coming back! Oh, and make sure to check out their events calendar!

Starlight Lounge/Buzzard Billy’s

This swingin’ martini lounge is above Buzzard Billy’s and has a retro atmosphere filled with the voice of legends, like Frank Sinatra. The vibes are unmatched as vintage swivel chairs and top shelf hooch inspire maximum nostalgia.

The Charmant Hotel

The Charmant was transformed from an 1898-built Candy Factory into a nationally ranked boutique hotel and confectionary. The hotel has a restaurant with ample outdoor seating, a lounge and a rooftop bar. And did we mention this it’s dog-friendly?!

For The Arts & History Buff

All Glazed Up!

Get creative and have fun painting pottery, taking art or pottery classes, playing with glass
masterpieces or taking a wine and the sip paint class in the evening.
This is a great place to have fun with friends and family while sipping on sensational wine and
creating memorable art


Dine at a historic train station in downtown La Crosse that was built in the 1880’s and contained the freight offices of the Milwaukee Railroad. It opened as a restaurant in 1978 serving steak and seafood. It also received the Heritage Ward by the La Crosse Historical Preservation Society and is a National Historic Site.

Castle B&B

Stay at this grand 19th century residential bed and breakfast. The historic home was originally owned by a wealthy lumber baron. Gentle updates have been made, but has remained in remarkable condition. The Castle is a national, award-winning bed and breakfast filled with one-of-a-kind international finds.

Le Chateau

This restaurant features a European style ambiance and French cuisine. The owners are trained sommeliers and culinary masters! The venue is a mansion of gothic revival and Italian villa features from the 19th century. It also won awards for its architectural significance in the 1980’s!

Hixon House

Tour the Historic Hixon House; a local museum in a wealthy lumber baron’s home – Gideon Hixon. A tour of the historic house embodies stories of the first half-century of the City of La Crosse. It features fashion to furnishings restored and maintained in their original glory.

For The Nature Lover & Adrenaline Junkie

Hiking Trails

Wander through meandering trails or bluff lookouts, vast marshes or blooming meadows! There’s over 100 miles of well maintained trails to explore with the exceptional bluff-side views of the La Crosse Region.

Paddling Trails

Paddle on Lake Onalaska or the multiple rivers! The area has many landings, backwaters and wavy riverways to paddle through. Rent a kayak or canoe and explore easy paddle trails or take on more strenuous adventures!

Refuel at Red Pines

Eat at Red Pines, nestled on Lake Onalaska with a lakeside view and sand volleyball court! They’re known for their cozy, rustic atmosphere, hand-prepared walleye, lake perch, in-house smoked catfish and ribs, and more!

Fishing in the La Crosse Region

The Upper Mississippi sprawls well beyond its main channel, creating hundreds of tiny islands, channels, and deep pools which harbor more species of fish than any other temperate-climate river in the world. Catch a big fish? Enter our Lunker League Program!

Camping in the La Crosse Region

Can’t wait to pitch your tent and let the good times roll? Stay at one of the 7 campgrounds in the La Crosse Region that will have you coming back for s’more! Look into Goose Island Campground & Park or a Cabin at Justin Trails Resort for an unforgettable trip!

Mom’s Adventure Guide With Family

Relax with mom and the whole family with these six adventures in the La Crosse Region. Visit these top picks and locations to create memories with those who matter most!

Girls Weekend Getaways

Next time you’re in need for a girls trip getaway, visit the La Crosse Region and see what all the hype is about! There’s so many options, the La Crosse Regions has it all!