Beloit, Wisconsin is the Perfect City for Your Girlfriend Getaway!
You’re ready to finally use those vacation days from work. Or perhaps you have a long weekend coming up. What you really need is a girlfriend getaway with your best gal pals! Whether you love the adventurous outdoors or are more of an indoors person, Beloit, Wisconsin is one getaway spot you do not want to miss out on! From festive riverside concerts, breathtaking vineyards, and skydiving adventures to chic boutique hotels, classic wine cellars, and cozy coffee shops – our city welcomes you to a weekend you and the girls will never forget.
Overnight Luxury on your Girlfriend Getaway!
Our luxury hotels are perfect for a girlfriend getaway. The newly opened Hotel Goodwin is a classic, chic, 19th century themed boutique hotel. The Goodwin offers 34 luxurious guest rooms with edgy art, complete with a record player and vinyls. The suites are a perfect blend of historic and modern charm. Relax and catch up with your BFFs at one of the only rooftops in the Stateline area.
The Ironworks Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located on the banks of the Rock River in Downtown Beloit. The hotel is home to one of the area’s best restaurants, Merrill and Houston’s Steak Joint, and is within walking distance of many other area attractions and night life. The Ironworks combines a rustic industrial theme with state-of-the-art, modern amenities.
1810 Emerson House Bed & Breakfast is a Georgian Colonial Revival style home, built in the 1930s. This elegant bed & breakfast is in a residential neighborhood near historic Beloit College. Owners Tony and Beth Bonasera will pamper guests throughout their stay at Wisconsin’s Gateway Bed & Breakfast. Breakfast is served each morning on fine china in the formal dining area. In the evening before guests leave for dinner, a delectable antipasto plate with an assortment of tasty appetizers is offered along with complimentary wine or sparkling cider. Desserts await guests as a final treat upon their return for the night.
Shopping is Unique & Fun!
No girlfriend getaway is complete without a shopping spree. Head to Pizzazz, an adorable boutique in downtown Beloit that is well known for its trendy tops, dresses, scarves, and jewelry. If you like vintage, you can make an antique shopping trip out of your getaway. The Beloit area has various antique and vintage shops offering décor items, furniture, jewelry, and more. Click here to plan an antique shopping trail.
Start your Saturday morning with a refreshing visit to the Beloit Farmers Market! The award-winning, open-air market runs from May through October, every Saturday 8 am – 1 pm. The second largest in the state, our farmers market features 100 vendors offering the freshest produce, handmade jams and jellies, and artisan crafts.
Chill Places to Eat & Drink
While you’re shopping at the market, drop into Truk’t for a margarita! Trukt’ also specializes in gourmet tacos, making it a great place for friends to enjoy lunch together. Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar offers a true taste of Wisconsin – stuffed burgers, cheese curds, and tipsy shakes. If you enjoy pub style burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and craft beer, along with a scenic river view, make plans at the Rock Bar and Grill.
In need of a sugar, or caffeine, rush? Drop into Flying Pig. This colorful treat shop is every sweet lover’s dream come true. With shaved ice, ice cream, gourmet popcorn, cookies, and comfy seating, Flying Pig is a great hangout spot for people of all ages. Don’t forget to try their bubble tea! Also located downtown, Northwoods Premium Confections makes their own chocolate. You can get retro candy and ice cream in every flavor imaginable, including key lime pie, lemon meringue, and spicy whiskey truffle.
Beloit is home to tons of cozy coffee shops – relax with a latte or mocha at Blue Collar Coffee. Blue Collar uses coffee beans roasted by Wisconsin-based Ruby Coffee Roasters. If you’re off caffeine, you can always opt for organic soda or kombucha. Bagels and More is extremely popular among locals for their bagels, sandwiches, coffee, and more, as the name suggests. Bushel & Peck’s is a unique café, preservation kitchen, and market all in one. The farm fresh brunch menu and the Downright Awesome Burger are some favorites. You can also shop for handmade jams, jellies, and sauces from their preservation kitchen.
Check out an Amazing Winery & Brewery
Are you ready for Happy Hour? Stroll through picturesque vineyards at DC Estate Winery – South Beloit’s very own Tuscany. With a beautiful outdoor pavilion, tranquil pond, and of course the grapevines, DC Estate is perfect for wine-tasting whether you prefer white, red, or premium dessert wine. Don’t set your wine glass down just yet. Beloit offers wine walks for you to sip, stroll, and shop through downtown! A Fall Wine Walk and a Spring Wine Walk take place every year, featuring red, white, sweet, and dry wines, along with hors d’oeuvres, music, and other specials throughout the historic downtown area.
You do not want to miss out on Wisconsin’s craft beer. Add G5 Brewery to your girlfriend getaway itinerary. Take a tour of the newly opened brewery try their special craft beer, fruity flavors, and pale ale. The brewery also serves burgers, sandwiches, ribs, and of course fried Wisconsin cheese curds.
For the history buff in your friend circle, plan a visit to Beckman Mill, an authentically restored 1868 grist mill. The venue includes a new dam, mill pond, gift shop, picnic shelter, and vintage garden. The mill is open for public tours on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October.
Definitely visit Beloit College – the state’s oldest continuously operating college. Other than picture-perfect greenery, winding pathways, and friendly squirrels, the college is home to two museums. Both the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art are open to the public.
Music & Adventure Your Thing?
If you and the girls are looking for some outdoor summer fun, head to Riverside Park. All summer long, Friends of Riverfront hosts Friday night concerts, dance lessons on Monday evenings, and a special outdoor movie showing at this 23-acre, newly renovated park. All the events are free – bring a blanket or lawn chairs, watch the sunset, and enjoy snacks from the local food trucks.
Experience the Beloit River Walk – a 3.5-mile paved walk-bike path around the Rock River. Paddle boats, fishing poles, and tandem bicycles are available for rent. The park also features fishing on the lagoon, two picnic shelters, play equipment, and lighted tennis courts. Take a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip on the Rock River and watch the ducks and geese float by.
Visit Nature at the Confluence, an outdoor nature center within the city, to tour over 10-acres of restored prairie, woodlands, tasting gardens, monarch butterflies, and more. The center also hosts community events such as walking groups, drum circles, and fishing lessons.
Have Fun & Get Pampered During Your Girlfriend Getaway!
Break a sweat at Ironworks Golf Lab – an indoor entertainment facility that offers HD simulation golf. Choose from over 80 golf courses from around the world. The Visual Simulators offer over a dozen other games, in case golf is not your cup of tea. Challenge your girlfriends at basketball, or zombie dodgeball! Swim some laps at the Stateline Family YMCA pool or catch up on some cardio. Destress and get your nails done at WM Day Spa!
Want to play golf in an 18-hole world-class golf course? The picturesque Beloit Club not only offers a quality golf experience, but also one of the best country club lifestyles in Wisconsin! Members can relax at the pool, enjoy the clubhouse facilities, and indulge in fine dining. If you’re staying at the Ironworks Hotel or the Hotel Goodwin, you will have access to the Beloit Club through the “Member for a Stay” privilege!
Enjoy Amazing Food during your Girlfriend Getaway!
Treat yourselves to a night out at one of Beloit’s fine dining establishments. Velvet Buffalo is Hotel Goodwin’s in-house restaurant featuring wood fired oven pizzas, modern Italian, and a collection of over 120 bottles of wine from around the world. Velvet Buffalo also offers delicious vegan and vegetarian options. Check out our blog Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Beloit to tour Beloit’s various vegan and vegetarian dishes.
With its rustic feel and hard wood floors, Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint (located in the Ironworks Hotel) offers the highest quality of steaks and seafood. They also have an outdoor patio and live music from 7-10 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Zen Sushi & Grill offers an authentic taste of Japan. Diners adore the elegant interior – decorated with wine bottles and traditional Japanese lanterns. At Zen, you can choose from a variety of sushi, sashimi, yakisoba, dumplings, bibimbap, and more while you celebrate your girlfriend getaway!