Attractions December 01, 2018
The 9 Coziest Towns In Wisconsin To Snuggle Up In This Season
No matter how much we might want to, we can’t ignore that winter in Wisconsin goes on for more than a few months. We learn to embrace the snow and cold and find the wonder in cozy winter days exploring gorgeous towns and settling in front of a fire. These small towns have tons of things for you to do as well as gorgeous inns and cabins for you to snuggle in front of the fire at. Check out breweries and wineries, plan amazing outdoor activities and experience the very best Wisconsin has to offer during the winter months in these 9 cozy towns.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
This gorgeous spot on Lake Superior has one of the longest winters and they know how to embrace the cold and snow and still make the best of it. You'll love the seaside fishing village feel. Explore the breweries and wineries, check out the gorgeous old buildings and cozy on up by the fireplace while watching the lake. It's a perfect place to fall in love with winter in Wisconsin.
This cute little spot in the Driftless area southeast of La Crosse and just north of Viroqua is close to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Elroy-Sparta trail and Wildcat Mountain State Park, so there's plenty of outdoor options. There are nearby wineries to relax at, the awesome Norskadelen area to check out and great restaurants in this awesome farming area. It's the perfect winter getaway.
3. Elkhart Lake
This place feels like straight out of an old holiday ad with the sprawling Osthoff Resort and all the charm of this downtown lake village. You'll find adorable shopping and plenty of places to cozy up with some cocoa and warm up. The Christmas Market at the resort is a fun way to celebrate the holidays, as well.
There's a ton of outdoor stuff at Rib Mountain State Park and you'll love skiing, hiking and way more. But downtown Wausau and the river district is incredibly welcoming with adorable shops and delicious restaurants. There's an amazing arts scene and it's a great weekend getaway.
5. Wisconsin Dells
Sure, this can be a super family-friendly spot where you enjoy time at indoor waterparks, but the Dells can be an adult escape with spa stays, exploring the gorgeous scenery, great food, shopping, wineries and more. It's the perfect place to embrace winter and shake off some winter blues.
Home to the largest hot air balloon festival in the Midwest later in the winter, you can head any time for an awesome weekend with plays and concerts, shopping, snowshoeing and more.
7. Lake Geneva
The ideal vacation town, Lake Geneva has something going on every week of the winter, from Christmas treats to winter festivals. This year they're adding the ice castle and of course, there are the snow-sculpting championships. You'll never run out of things to do and it's so cozy and welcoming. It's the perfect small-town escape.
Home to some of the best shopping in the whole state, this little town is a great place from which to explore all of Green Lake County. You'll find more cheese than you can imagine, great antiquing, cute restaurants and the perfect winter getaway.
9. Land O'Lakes
Heading up north isn't just for summers at the lake. Go way up north to find picture-perfect trees covered in snow, quaint shops and restaurants and more winter wonderland fun than you ever thought possible. It looks like a Norman Rockwell card and it's the coziest spot in all of Wisconsin. Find a cabin, curl up in front of the fire and fall a bit in love with winter in Wisconsin.
Where’s your favorite spot to escape for a snuggle, cozy winter escape? Let us know about it in the comments!
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