A Winter Weekend Away This Valentine’s Day
Spend a weekend away this Valentine’s Day in Middleton! Check out things to do, places to eat and great hotel deals right here in Middleton.
There is plenty to fall in love with in Middleton, from amazing food to beautiful trails to unique shopping. If looking for a place to spend a cozy weekend away with a special someone — or celebrate some self-care — start right here in Middleton.
Self-care isn’t a buzz word — it’s a lifestyle to promote personal health and happiness. Book a spa day for one or a group of friends. Gift cards are also available online. Check out Happy Nails & Spa, Le Nails Salon & Spa, ANiU Salon & Spa, and Studio 262 Salon to view services.
Capital Brewery & Bier Garden, Hidden Cave Cidery, Grape Water Wine Bar and Barriques are a few popular spots to try local and regional flavors. Capital Brewery is an award-winning local craft brewery, and Hidden Cave Cidery is an award-winning local cidery which only uses Wisconsin-grown apples, and they are hosting their own Valentine’s Day event, a chocolate hazelnut cider and Origin Bread brownie pairing Feb. 11. World of Beer and Craftsman Table & Tap also offer a wide selection of beers, cocktails and food.
BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER OUT
Enjoy more than 70 restaurants, diners, cafes and ice cream shops in Middleton! Whatever you are craving, you will find minutes from your hotel. Here is a one-stop shop for all Middleton’s dining locations, or view individual pages here.
Special Valentine-themed treats are available at Hubbard Avenue Diner’s bakery counter — cakes, cookies and pies, oh my! Clasen’s European Bakery’s displays of chocolates, cakes, heart-shaped brownies and candies will delight any sweetheart.
*Banner photo: Hubbard Avenue Diner’s famous sugar cookies
ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS
The 519-acre Pheasant Branch Conservancy is a perfect place for a winter hike. Take in tranquil woodland trails or take a trek up Frederick’s Hill. The view is expansive — you can even see the state capitol.
You’ll find some of the area’s best cross-country skiing around Pleasant View Golf Course at CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center (CXC Center). There is skating and diagonal striding. Facilities are open through March 31, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with the purchase of a trail pass. City of Middleton residents receive a 50 percent discount by purchasing tickets at City Hall or via online. Only cross-country skiing is allowed on the cross-country ski trail system.
CXC bike trails are free and open to the public.
Middleton is filled with unique local shops and stores as well as popular national retailers. Head to Greenway Station and explore 51 acres of stores and restaurants, linked by covered walkways. Venture to Middleton’s beautiful downtown filled with old and new shops to explore, including many located in charming historic buildings.
Spice up your life with America’s favorite condiment. The National Mustard Museum is a shrine to all things sweet and spicy. The museum is one of Wisconsin’s most popular tourist attractions, holding more than 6,000 mustards from around the world. The museum and retail shop are open for visitors and offer mail orders and delivery. Learn more about the museum.