Custom Fall Getaways in the La Crosse Region

Whether you’re an adventurer, are craving fall flavors, or admire quaint, charming scenes, the La Crosse Region abounds with the perfect getaway exploration for you! Check out our custom getaway itineraries fit for your next journey desires.

A Foodie’s Delight

The La Crosse Region is a foodie’s dream come true. Savor all fall’s rich and cozy flavors as you visit the Region’s legendary restaurants, eateries, and breweries. Better yet? The La Crosse Region is nestled between bluffs, along mighty waterways and hosts historic downtowns, lending the perfect culture and scenery for your foodie getaway!

David Reay’s Diner & Tavern

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Location: Onalaska, WI

Located across from scenic Great River Landing and overlooking Lake Onalaska, David Reay’s is a perfect stop for a night out or dinner with family. Featuring a modern-day and contemporary atmosphere, you’ll be drawn in by the cozy fireplace, heated patio, and friendly wait-staff.

Uno Venti Pizzeria

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Location: Downtown La Crosse, WI

Serving woodfired pizza pies with dough made freshly of Italian milled flour, sauce of Italian plum tomatoes, and organic cheese, Uno Venti Pizzeria is famous for quality and unique flavors. While you dine, enjoy the ambiance of a 150-year-old renovated building – one of the last of its kind in the area.

608 Brewing Company

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Location: La Crosse, WI

Founded by a group of friends and ranked among the top 20 breweries in Wisconsin (2020 Brewdown), 608 Brewing is an excellent craft brewery to enjoy custom flavors year-round. With an outdoor patio and visiting food trucks, it is a spot you won’t want to skip – no matter your beer preference!

4 Sisters Wine & Tapas

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Location: Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI

A veteran and female-owned business famous for a relaxed style of dining, 4 Sisters features tapas/sharable foods for your entourage to savor together. Set along Riverside Park and the Mississippi River, it is a venue uniquely its own. Enjoy the big flavor, fabulous wine, and a boutique setting both indoors and on the seasonal patio.

Fayze’s Restaurant & Bakery

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Location: Downtown La Crosse, WI

Sitting in the heart of Historic Downtown La Crosse, Fayze’s has become a famed destination for bloody mary’s, breakfast, and traditional recipes for every craving. They also sell their World Famous Talame Bread made fresh daily! Used for their sandwiches and sold at their bakery, it is a white bread you MUST try.

Holmen Locker & Meat Market

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Location: Holmen, WI

Opened in 1940 as a meat processing plant for local farmers, the Holmen Locker & Meat Market has evolved into a celebrated smokehouse and retail market. Wander their market for fresh meats, unique cheeses, microbrew beers, local wines, specialty foods, gift baskets, housewares, and more!

A Charming Haven

With fall comes the cooler weather – why not enjoy the cozy, historic and intimate scenes of the La Crosse Region! Show off your festive attire on a scenic Mississippi River Cruise or travel back in time at a retro Martini Bar or soda fountain ice cream parlor. Ready for more? Stay in a unique boutique hotel and explore a three-story antique mall. Quaint autumn favorites and legendary locales abound in the La Crosse Region!

La Crosse Queen Paddle Wheeler

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Location: Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI

“Cruise back in time and explore the Upper Mississippi with us!” A modern-day replica of historic, 1900s paddlewheel riverboats, the La Crosse Queen provides river cruises and tours of the mighty Mississippi River. With an afternoon Pizza Cruise, a Captain’s Sunday Brunch paddle, or a Sightseeing Cruise, your group can get on the River in a safe, socially responsible way.

Starlight Lounge at Buzzard Billy’s

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Location: Pearl Street, La Crosse, WI

Head back to simpler, swingin’ times in the retro atmosphere of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack! The Starlight Lounge is a classic martini bar with a unique menu of wonderful appetizers. Designed with turquoise swivel chairs, orange carpeted walls, and a historic, wooden bar, it will have you savoring your journey to the past during your next getaway.

Antique Mall & The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

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Locations: Downtown La Crosse, WI

Located on Pearl Street in Historic Downtown La Crosse, The Pearl has become a local staple. An authentic 1930’s shop with an old, wooden counter and vintage milkshake machines, they sell over 20 homemade ice cream flavors made from their vintage soda fountain. Make sure to get your sweet treat served on a fresh waffle cone!

Down a Country Road

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Location: Cashton, WI

A short trip from the La Crosse Hub in Cashton, Wisconsin is a cozy village of rainbow shops. Open all week besides Sundays, Down a Country Road lends browsing and tours alike! Found in the heart of Amish Country the six village shops offer unique, specialty foods, children’s goods, ice cream, and other hand-crafted treasures! Ready to stock up on your getaway souvenirs?

Local Vineyards & Wineries

Photo Credit: River View Vineyard & Winery
Location: La Crescent, MN

The La Crosse Region is home to eight local vineyards and wineries. Whether you are looking for a convenient stop in the heart of Onalaska or prefer to wander outside of town to hillside vineyards with views there is a winery suited for every autumn craving. Enjoy specialty and seasonal wines at the wineries along the Coulee Region Craft Beverage Trail! Where will you savor your next rich and elegant beverage?

Charmant Hotel, Coffee Parlour & Rooftop Bar

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Location: La Crosse, WI

The Charmant is a boutique hotel within walking distance of the Mississippi River. Located in an 1898 renovated candy factory, the hotel pays homage to its rich history with exposed brick, maple flooring, wooden beams, and by selling a premium line of chocolates. Enjoy a warm brew in the Coffee Parlour or enjoy fall-colored views from the rooftop bar.

An Adventurer’s Paradise

Enjoy the Region’s breathtaking fall colors while exploring and making your getaway memories. Whether you prefer to wind through fall foliage on bluffside trails, pick apples at local orchards, wander through corn mazes, or hit the fall-fishing-frenzy, autumn adventure is endless in the La Crosse Region.

Southwind Orchards

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Location: Dakota, MN

Ready to embrace the Apple Orchard culture of La Crescent, MN, and the La Crosse Region? Southwind Orchards‘ apples are grown on the choice hillsides of Dakota nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River. Only 10 minutes from La Crosse you’re invited to come and enjoy the beauty of the ponds and the scenic location on Apple Blossom Drive.

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

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Location: West Salem, WI

Established in 1998, Hidden Trails famous and ranked among Wisconsin’s oldest and largest corn mazes! There are four mazes to pick from, a pumpkin patch for finding your perfect Halloween partner, wagon rides, farm animals, and more! With 5 miles of paths and a 12-acre corn maze, you’re bound to enjoy your visit.

La Crosse Segway Tours

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Location: La Crosse, WI

Ready for something new and exciting to try? Hop on a Segway with La Crosse Segway Tours and discover La Crosse in a unique way: gliding effortlessly along the beautiful Mississippi River. With the lowest prices in the tri-state region, La Crosse Segway Tours are an affordable and fun way to experience the views of the La Crosse Region.

Regional Fall Fishing

Photo Credit: Norm’s Guide Service
Location: The La Crosse Region

Fish are aggressive as they heavily feed in preparation for the cold winter months ahead. Cooler water temperatures congregate the fish and dissipate recreational boat traffic, leaving more water for you to enjoy without dealing with the crowds. Plus, beautiful autumn colors aren’t only found on the foliage this time of year; brown and brook trout colors pop with vibrancy in the endless cold-water creeks and streams of the La Crosse Region! Reel in some memories this fall!

Hixon Forest Trails

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Location: Upper Hixon, La Crosse, WI

Looking to get active and check out some vibrant, fall views? Check out the Hixon Forest Trails! Trails in the Upper Hixon region are shared use and permit bikes however most trails in Lower Hixon are limited to hiking and running. On your way up or down make sure to swing by Alpine Inn,  a unique bar/restaurant located on top of Grandad Bluff. The bar is a fun and great destination for those wanting to enjoy a casual atmosphere, a great view, and good food.

Drugan’s Castle Mound

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Location: Holmen, WI

Offering an 18-hole countryside golf course with views of the ancient bluffs, Drugan’s Castle Mound is a fabulous spot to explore. Enjoy affordable rates, cart rental services, and snacks and beverage carts as you play! After your round enjoy a menu of home-cooked Scandinavian and American specialties. For over 48 years the menu has been carefully designed to offer unique favorites for lunch and dinner. This unique experience is paired with exceptional service year-round.

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