Cedar Falls is filled with unique shops and locally owned restaurants and breweries...perfect for your girlfriend getaway. It's a great time to catch up, dine out 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, Little Prairie Girl, Fig & Frolic and Miss Wonderful. Downtown even caters to the gals at Girls' Night Out on Thursday, May 3, and again in October. Always on a Thursday night, shops offer special discounts, free samples and prize drawings.
Maybe you and your friends enjoy being creative or learning a new craft together. If that's the case, downtown has several shops of interest like Cedar Valley Art & Wine, Hatchlings & Hens and the Crazy to Quilt Shop. Most of the craft shops offer classes in a variety of mediums. Three Pines Farm offers artisan workshops, Fig & Frolic has chalk paint classes and Hatchlings & Hens has an open studio.
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 Townie Vintage, Main Street Exchange and Miss Wonderful. Or, head down the street a few blocks to Gilgen's on 16th Street. And don't forget about the loft at Barn Happy!
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 800-845-1955 (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!
(all photos are courtesy Cedar Falls Community Main Street)