Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir, a new outfit, or something cute for your home, you’ll find outstanding shopping options throughout Wisconsin. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss.
Where to go: Downtown West Bend
West Bend is just a short drive from Milwaukee and offers a lot of great places to explore in the fall, including the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and Lac Lawrann Conservancy (you should also try geocaching when you’re in town). But if you’re in the mood to fill your shopping bags, head to West Bend’s historic downtown to find local favorites, stylish boutiques and more. Learn more about West Bend’s shopping options.
Where to go: Oneida County’s shops and stores
Oneida County in Wisconsin’s Northwoods is home to scenic beauty, but you can also find lots of cute stores when you’re exploring the area’s welcoming communities. Minocqua is home to popular shopping destinations like the Gaslight Square Shoppes and retailers on Chippewa Street and Oneida Street (U.S. Highway 51) in downtown Minocqua. In Rhinelander, you’ll find lots of options for shopping, from big-name retailers to charming shops. Rhinelander’s also the home of the mythical Hodag, so be on the lookout for these Northwoods beast (or at least find some shops where you can get Hodag swag).
Where to go: Sheboygan
Sheboygan, situated between Green Bay and Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, is a popular destination for lakefront recreation, but it also offers outstanding shopping. If you want to get out and play, head to EOS Surf & Outdoor or Aventuron. In the mood for food? Head to the Victorian Chocolate Shop in Sheboygan or the Johnsonville Sausage Marketplace in Sheboygan Falls. Find books and music at Sonlight Books and the Music Box, and browse boutiques like Nest or Mainstream Boutique.
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