Your Girlfriend Getaway

posted on Thursday, January 20, 2022

Bar Winslow

Cedar Falls is filled with unique shops, locally owned restaurants and breweries, spas and 125+ miles of trails...perfect for your girlfriend getaway. It's a great time to catch up, dine out, enjoy the outdoors and sip a glass of wine.

Plan an entire weekend starting with a trip to Barn Happy for a cup of freshly-brewed coffee and a homemade pastry. There's plenty to find in their century old barn, remodeled as an Iowa gift shop and restaurant. Or, shop for an antique or something vintage in the loft of the barn.  

Next, visit historic downtown Cedar Falls. You'll find one-of-a-kind shops like Stone Feather Road,  and Vintage Iron.  Lotus & Lu, Sage, Driftless Style and Basket of Daisies provides inspiration for updating your home. The Downtown District even caters to the gals at Girls' Night Out in May and October.


Maybe you and your friends enjoy being creative or learning a new craft together. If that's the case, Cedar Falls has several shops of interest like Hatchlings & Hens, the Speckled Owl and the Crazy to Quilt Shop. Most of the craft shops offer classes in a variety of mediums. Three Pines Farm offers artisan workshops and Cedar Valley Art & Wine provides the painting supplies and you supply the wine.

If you want to shop for antiques and collectibles, we have that too! Spend the day visiting a number of stores in the downtown district like Main Street Exchange and Miss Wonderful. Or, head down the street a few blocks to Gilgen's on 16th Street.

If being active is in your wheelhouse, there are plenty of trails to experience. The Cedar Valley Trails are fun no matter what the season… bike, hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski! If a water adventure is in your future, try kayaking or paddle boarding on Big Woods Lake or explore the Paddler’s Trail Loop in George Wyth State Park.  A fun indoor activity, try your skill at Hurling Hatchets located in the downtown district.


Spend a couple hours being pampered at a local spa before your evening out at local favorites such as Montage, Bar Winslow, the Stuffed Olive, or the Ragged Edge.  Packed with charm, history and one-of-a-kind shops, you can spend the entire weekend in Cedar Falls!

The Cedar Falls Visitor Center would be happy to help you find more ideas for your girlfriend getaway. Stop by to pick up a visitor guide and visit with our helpful staff and volunteers at 6510 Hudson Road or give us a call at 319-268-4266. Or peruse our website and try out our Trip Planner. We have ideas for Places to Stay, Places to Eat & Drink and a lot of ideas for Things to Do

We'd be happy to help!

(some photos are courtesy Cedar Falls Community Main Street)

Shop all day and then relax and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer over dinner.


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