We invite you to visit the Fox Cities, greater Appleton area! Enjoy a weekend of Wisconsin's Best Shopping, a fun family getaway or a relaxing couples retreat. With an abundance of cultural activities, dining and nightlife in our downtowns and surrounding areas, you're sure to fall in love with all that our community along the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River have to offer.
Appleton attracts many types of visitors, including people who are looking for a quiet getaway at a B&B or sports enthusiasts who want to support the city’s minor league baseball team or take part in a nature adventure at one of the many outdoor spaces such as Appleton Memorial Park or High Cliff State Park. Kids of all ages love visiting Appleton and its many attractions like the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin, the Paper Discovery Center, and the Building for Kids.
The Downtown Appleton Farmer’s Market has been serving the community for over twenty-five years. Every summer from June to October, locals and visitors flock to College Avenue where they find four blocks of delicious foods, handcrafted goods, and family-friendly live entertainment. Visitors who are looking to take back a little piece of Appleton with them will definitely find something at the vendor stalls. Popular items include locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, cured meats, bread and baked goods, specialty foods, and of course, the delicious cheeses that Wisconsin is known for. There are also numerous vendors selling handcrafted goods such as jewelry and ornaments.
Little Lake Butte des Morts is a great place to spend the day boating on the lake, taking a cool dip, hanging out at the recreational park, or fishing. There are two public boat landings, and the lake is popular with fisherman looking to catch Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye, or Northern Pike. During the winter, the lake becomes a popular site for ice fishing as well.
Whether you love to enjoy the outdoors or prefer the enjoying a bit of city life, you'll find all you need for a great getaway in Appleton.