Cedar Falls Downtown District
When the snow begins to fall, Cedar Falls becomes a winter getaway. It’s the place where you can cozy up to a big mug of hot cocoa, hit the trails with your fat bike, do a little shopping or get creative with friends.
It doesn’t matter whether you visit on a Thursday or a Saturday, when you’re in Cedar Falls, it feels like the weekend. You make your own schedule, not your watch.
Shopping is easy in Cedar Falls. The downtown district is home to more than 30 unique and locally-owned shops and the eateries are superb. Whiskey Road offers a wide selection of whiskeys and a menu that changes with the seasons. Montage also offers fine dining and an upstairs patio that’s worth experiencing when the weather warms.
Montage Cedar Falls
If it’s a quick lunch and coffee you’re after while you shop, we have several locally-owned coffee shops. Cup of Joe, Cottonwood Canyon, and Sarah's Espresso Cafe are located in the downtown district and Sidecar Coffee has a location at 1st Street and Hudson Road, on College Hill (at 2215 College Street) and a new location at Viking Road, 924 Viking Road.
Cup of Joe in the Cedar Falls Downtown District
Winter in Cedar Falls includes outdoor fun, too! With more than 100 miles of trails, visitors often trek onto wooded trails with fat bikes, cross-country skis, snowshoes, or just boots. No matter how you enjoy the trails, a warm up at one of our three breweries located in the downtown district is just the ticket to re-energize (or relax). Be sure to check our Second State Brewing and SingleSpeed Brewing Co.
Hurling Hatchet Cedar Falls
There’s more shopping, more breweries and more activities than you can enjoy in one day, so we’d like to suggest an overnight. The Black Hawk Hotel is the oldest, continuously operating hotel in the country and it has 28 historic guest rooms. All our hotels are close to the University of Northern Iowa, restaurants, trails and shopping.
If you’d like to find more Things to Do, Places to Eat & Drink, and a Place to Stay as you plan your trip to Cedar Falls? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center when you’re town. We’re located at 6510 Hudson Road and our brochure lobby is open seven days a week.
The 2024 Cedar Falls Visitor Guide is available. Request a copy on our Contact Us form to receive a copy in the mail.
The Ragged Edge