Buying a gift for someone who says they have too much stuff? Gift them an experience this year instead! Whitewater, WI and the surrounding area has plenty of fun that would make any gift recipient jazzed to get out and about after the holidays. So get ready to snag up gift cards for one, two, or all eight of these experiences!
📸: Whitewater Cinemas
What’s better than the quaintness of a small town? A small town with a movie theater! Whitewater Cinemas proclaims that they are “everyone’s favorite hometown movie theater, but better,” and they aren’t wrong! With some of the best popcorn around, free refills on their popcorn, soda, and ICEE’s, and ticket prices that can’t be beat, you’ve got a gift that provides entertainment and the greatest sugar rush ever. 😉 Did we forget to mention all your classic movie theater candy and arcade games? Yep! They have that, too.
Grab your gift card here: 151 East Pearson Lane Whitewater, WI
If you’re seeking a gift for someone who needs a break full of leisure, Whitewater is proud to have two historic, charming, and beautiful BnB’s–Hamilton House and Victoria on Main–that provide so much more than a place to rest your head. Hamilton House, with rooms named after French Impressionist painters, offers creative gourmet breakfasts that’ll start your mornings off right. Victoria on Main, with rooms featuring different woods of Wisconsin, has a wrap-around porch overlooking gorgeous plants and shrubbery, perfect for a relaxing afternoon of reading.
📸: Mid-Century Masterpiece Cabin owner, Robert
For that person or family who loves to get away from it all, Whitewater is home to three cabins on AirBnB that’ll provide the beauty, peace, and seclusion that only the Kettle Moraine State Forest region can offer. You can book a Mid-Century Masterpiece, a Glamping Cabin, or a Cabin in the pines. Whether it’s in a hot tub, ice skating on a pond, or relaxing by an outdoor fire pit, your loved ones will find themselves putting away their phone and indulging in nature.
Book your gift via the links above. ☝️
📸: Grilled Grouper by Fanatico
Everyone loves a delicious meal out at a unique restaurant. Farm-to-table restaurant, The Black Sheep, offers comfort foods with a twist and Old Fashioneds of the Month. Family-owned, Fanatico, serves up authentic Italian dinners with to-die-for desserts. And homey, Binggs Restaurant, is off-the-beaten path, but provides big city eats. So for that food lover in your life, gift them one, two, or all three gift cards to these fabulous restaurants!
Grab The Black Sheep gift card here.
Pick up a Fanatico gift card here: 162 W Main St. Whitewater, WI
Pick up a Binggs Restaurant gift card here: N416 Twinkling Star Rd. Whitewater, WI
📸: Banner by Young Auditorim
With anything from puppet shows and children’s opera to Broadway shows and comedy acts, you’re sure to find a show for anyone at Young Auditorium! Located in the heart of Whitewater close to downtown on the University of WI Whitewater campus, a night out at this 1300 seat performance arts venue feels like a night out. What’s more, they offer treats and drinks for sale before shows and during intermissions!
Purchase tickets to gift here.
📸: Staller Estate Winery
We all have that wine lover in our lives, so gift them a wine tasting at the beloved, rural Staller Estate Winery. With charcuterie boards, unique gifts, chocolates, and wine flights, your loved one will feel indulgent and spoiled. Overlooking the vineyards, Staller Estate provides a little slice of charm in the middle of the Whitewater area countryside.
Grab your gift card here: W8896 County Hwy A, Delavan, WI
📸: Hang Glide Wisconsin
Hang Glide Wisconsin is for that risk-taker in your circle. Soar like a bird above the beauty of Whitewater’s countryside and forests. With packages ranging from 2,000ft up to 5,280ft and the option to experience tandem hang gliding with an instructor or a buddy, there’s a wide range of experiences to choose from! Take it from this reviewer: “It was a great time & not scary one bit for someone who hates heights!” and snag up a time slot to fly through the air.
Grab your gift card here.
Off in the woods on snow-dusted trails, throw on some snowshoes and explore the gorgeous Kettle Moraine State Forest. Perfect for people who enjoy winter’s chill, the Nordic Trail offers “six different trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty” as well as a warming shelter to cozy up in afterward. Don’t have snowshoes? Rent a pair or two from Quiet Hut Sports and when you’re wintered out, head back into town to return your snowshoes and pop over to SweetSpot Cafe to indulge in some hot cocoa!
With so many experiences to choose from, it’s a good thing gift cards are small enough to fit into stockings! Happy Holidays, everyone!