Cozy Winter Getaway

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Cedar Falls, Iowa is a great place to shop, dine and have fun - in the winter!

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. Figaro Figaro offers uptown dining, 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.
 

If it’s a quick lunch and coffee you’re after while you shop, we have several locally-owned coffee shops. Cup of Joe and Cottonwood Canyon 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 Grand Crossing in Waterloo (21 West Jefferson Street).  
 

Cedar Falls, Iowa is a great place to shop, dine and have fun - in the winter!

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, Lark Brewing and SingleSpeed Brewing Co. You may even be lucky enough to catch some live music on the evening you visit Lark Brewing!
 

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 and 15 retro-mod motel rooms. All our hotels are close to the University of Northern Iowa, restaurants, trails and shopping. In 2019, we’ll have an additional hotel located in the downtown district.
 

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? Give us a call at 800-845-1955 or stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center when you’re town. We’re located at 6510 Hudson Road and we’re open seven days a week.
 

Our 2019 Visitor Guide to Cedar Falls and Waterloo is now available. Request a copy when you call or fill out our Contact Us form to receive a copy in the mail.

We’d be happy to help!

Cedar Falls Downtown District

Cedar Falls, Iowa is a great place to shop, dine and have fun - in the winter!