No matter the season, vibrant colors can be seen from the banks of the Mississippi River, or from atop a soaring riverside bluff, like La Crosse’s famous 600-foot Grandad Bluff. Trek along its five-mile trail system, then treat yourself to dinner at Red Pines Bar & Grill, which locals say has the best fish fry in the county.
If you enjoy the outdoors, book a stay at 200-acre Justin Trails Resort, where you’ll be able to enjoy glamping in a sumptuous cabin or cottage. During the day, check out its miles of trails, then hand-feed their pet llamas. Another good option is Rainbow Ridge Farms, a four-room B&B that offers goat yoga.
Plan your visit at explorelacrosse.com.