Like the song says, girls just want to have fun. And relax. And laugh. And enjoy great food and drinks. And shop. And go on adventures. Well, ladies, gather your squad, pack your bags, and head to the Kenosha Area for an affordable, all-fun, all-girls, stress-free weekend getaway.
Ultimate Girls’ Weekend
Want to make time for everything while you and the besties are away? Start your weekend with flights of vino at Wine Knot paired with amazing small plate options. A stay at the Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside will allow you to wake up with views of Lake Michigan and access to the hotel swimming pool for a morning dip. Stroll to the Buzz Café for morning coffee and breakfast sandwiches before scoping out some of the awesome shops. You’ll find sassy gifts, trendy accessories and other treasures at To & From Gifts – a woman-owned shop! Or check out Bisou Lingerie (also woman-owned) for something silky that will make you feel like a model. Peacetree Originals (you guessed it - woman-owned!) offers a welcoming Boho environment with everything from healing crystals to tie-dye apparel. The list goes on; you’ll love getting your steps in as you’re shopping. In the afternoon visit Moda Bella Salon and Spa for mani/pedi appointments and maybe even a little makeup application. You’ll be feeling great and ready to head out for drinks at The Crow’s Nest rooftop bar at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom and dinner at Twisted Cuisine, a woman-owned restaurant led by a female chef. Your night downtown might include live music at Fusion or a performance by the Lakeside Players at the Rhode Center for the Arts. Sunday morning means a quick stop at Lou Perrine’s for essentials to take in your beach bag before heading to Simmons Island for a day by the lake.
Adventurers and Explorers
If your tribe likes the outdoors and fast-paced fun, don’t worry! There is plenty to enjoy when visiting southeastern Wisconsin. Meet up on Friday evening for beers and laughs at a local brewery. Go for a morning swim at the Country Inn and Suites pool when you wake up from your restful evening’s sleep there or visit the Kenosha YMCA if you are a member of a club back home with your Y-Away pass. Explore our farmers markets on Saturday morning for breakfast and plenty of wonderful produce, baked goods, and even personal care items to bring home with you. Spend the afternoon exploring. Take a walk or run along the lakefront, enjoy the HaborPark Sculpture Walk, or even rent a bike at Total Cyclery to explore the mile of bike trails in the area. Clean-up for dinner at The Red Oak Restaurant where you’ll enjoy a farm to table experience with dishes prepared with ingredients sourced from local and regional farms. Sunday morning will bring you to Bristol 45 Diner for breakfast and a little exploration of the 50s at this retro restaurant before you head out to Bristol Woods Park for fun on a ropes course at Boundless Adventures. If you're visiting in the winter, check out Wilmot Mountain for snow tubing or downhill skiing! It will be a weekend of memory making and time together that you won’t forget.
Looking for a vacation destination with museums, art galleries, hands-on activities, cozy cafes, book shops, and the most amazing comfort food imaginable? Yup, we’ve got that here in Kenosha. Arrive on Friday afternoon and meet up for margaritas and dinner at Iguana Wana Mexican Grill. Head over to Pinot’s Palette to learn painting skills in a guided session. You’ll love the artwork you get to take home with you. Bring the fun back to your hotel for some catching up in the hot tub spa at Hampton Inn & Suites. Saturday, start the day with a latte and frittata at The Daily Dose Café. This charming diner even offers a plant-based menu. Then you’ll want to explore art spaces like Lemon Street Gallery where you might try your hand at the pottery wheel, ArtWorks, Anderson Arts Center, Pollard Gallery or Alpaca Art where you can paint pottery pieces. Spending time together being creative is a great way to bond, visit, and try something new. Grab lunch at Soon’s Sushi Café for incredible rolls and sashimi before visiting some of the quaint shops in the area like Blue House Books, RK News Hallmark, and DeBerge’s. Enjoy dinner at Tuscany Bistro Bar & Grill where the menu boasts incredible Italian cuisine and fresh seafood dishes. Save room for a piece of tiramisu and a cappuccino. Sunday mornings are the perfect time to watch the sunrise over Lake Michigan, practice your yoga in Wolfenbüttel Park, and explore the area’s four Historic Districts. After a mimosa and giant cinnamon roll for brunch at the iconic Franks Diner, you’ll want to pay a visit to the mammoths at the Kenosha Public Museum.
Whatever option suites your gal pals, the weekend will have been a perfect blend of fun, food, and friends. Let the Visit Kenosha team help you plan a customized trip.