HobNob patio overlooking Lake MichiganGirls Getaway

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 Gift Shop. Or check out Bisou Lingerie (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.

Peacetree Originals exterior

In the afternoon, visit Moda Bella Salon and Spa for mani/pedi appointments and maybe even a little makeup application. Or, dial up the pampering and try a custom hair color treatment at Salon on Sixth for a fresh look. You’ll be feeling great and ready to head out for drinks at Crow’s Nest rooftop bar at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom and dinner at The 1844 Table & Mash inside the hotel.

The 1844 Table & Mash

Sunday morning, head to Simmons Island for a day by the lake. You can make a splash with standup paddle board and even duck-shaped pedal boat rentals at the Kenosha Community Sailing Center. Spend the evening with fancy drinks at The Apis to round out the party.

Duck Pedal Boat in Kenosha Harbor

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 & 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 (or purchase a day 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.

Kenosha Public Market

Spend the afternoon exploring. Take a walk or run along the lakefront, enjoy the Sculpture Walk - HarborPark, 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, head 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.

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.

Extend your trip and plan a day (or half day) on the water. Book an outing with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association – the captains bring all the gear and will clean your fish for you!

on a boat with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association

Or enjoy fun in the sun aboard a cruise with Sail Away Charters. You might even learn to ride a motorcycle – that’s right, you can book a 3-day class at Uke’s Harley-Davidson and learn to ride a hog during your long weekend trip! All are a great way to dial up the thrills in this harbor town.

Cultural Creatives

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 & Tequila Bar. 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.

Paint Class at Pinot's Palette

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, or Alpaca Art where you can paint pottery pieces. Take it up a notch and book time at Hot Mess Studios to create splatter paint works of art in the style of Jackson Pollock! Spending time together being creative is a great way to bond, visit, and try something new.

Anna's on the Lake

Grab lunch – and a great view of Lake Michigan – at Anna’s on the Lake 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. Some additional options include laughing the night away at the Kenosha Comedy Club, or catching a live performance by the Lakeside Players!

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.

Franks Diner

Whatever option suits your gal pals, the weekend will have been a perfect blend of fun, food, and friends. Start sharing ideas using our Trip Builder itinerary tool, or let the Visit Kenosha team help you plan a customized trip.

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