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Relax, Girlfriend! Time for a (re)treat!
Last Updated: 9/6/2013
Ladies, grab your camera and your best friends, it’s time for a girlfriend getaway! No matter where you are in Wisconsin, there is a retreat waiting for you. Need ideas? Whether you’re into shopping, spas, the art or up for an adventure, we’ve got you covered.
Appleton: Retail Therapy
Over 200 retailers all within a few miles?! Welcome to the Fox Cities, Wisconsin’s shopping place! Retailers range from major chains like Gap, Banana Republic and Coldwater Creek to unique local shops like The Bead Garden and a Boutique. Best base camp: CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel. Relax while you sip wine, dip in the whirlpool, and indulge in spa services.
Mineral Point: Get Creative
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts offers opportunities to be inspired and energize the spirit. Nine buildings collectively define this center, which features workshops that teach everything from jewelry to mosaic to performance art. The center also holds a weekly women’s art party, each night suggesting a different theme or just go and work on your own art in good company. Need more art? Be sure to check out the Southwest Fall Art Tour.
Wisconsin Dells: Be Pampered
Heading to a spa is a classic girlfriend’s getaway, and an unexpected place to find just a spa? Wisconsin Dells. The Sundara Spa offers guests relaxation and pampering – without the kids. Sundara, a Travel Green Wisconsin certified business, offers a variety of packages to fit you and you’re girlfriends’ tastes. Want to get out? Be sure to catch a show or shop the outlet mall.
Southwest Wisconsin: Wine and Dine
Take a tour through Southwest Wisconsin’s wine country. The Driftless Region, as it is known across the state, features a rich abundance of wineries and vineyards as well as a beautiful landscape. This area was missed by the glaciers that shaped the rest of the state, creating a landscape of high plateaus, deep valleys and bubbling rivers. The wineries in this region offer more traditional varieties of grape wine in addition to a wide variety of other flavors. So sip away and enjoy the abundance of beautiful Wisconsin landscape surrounding you while you tour some of Wisconsin’s wineries.
Lake Geneva: Adventure Awaits
Ready for an adventure? Thrill seekers unite at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours! This zipline tour includes eight ziplines through the trees, 5 sky bridges, and a one of a kind "floating" double helix stairway. Cool fact: only eight trees were cut for this course to be built, and they were reused in the building of the course. Complete the getaway by taking a boat tour with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line, having dinner at The Baker House, and staying the night in this charming town. This is bucket list-worthy adventure is perfect for a girl getaway
Lac du Flambeau: Back to Basics
Fresh air. A pristine Wisconsin lake. Natural scenic beauty surrounds you. It’s back to basics with this classic Northwoods getaway at Dillman’s Bay Resort, which combines a rustic Northwoods atmosphere with a relaxed, casual elegance and convenience. Get out and enjoy nature with complimentary bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddle boat and weekly pontoon rides on beautiful White Sand Lake. Get up early for morning yoga near the water and play beach volleyball or tennis. At night, take time to check out the stars and make s’ mores.