Three-Day Couple's Getaway

Looking for the perfect place to spend some quality time with that special someone? We’ve got you covered. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend escape or dreaming of a proposal at one of our beaches, Manitowoc is poised to make your ideal romantic weekend a reality. Join us as we guide you through a three-day journey filled with delectable dining, cultural delights and peaceful downtime.

Day One 

Fuel the start of your adventure with lunch at BRIX, an eatery featuring gourmet burgers, flatbreads and sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients. Located downtown with beautiful large windows for street viewing, BRIX offers you and your plus one the chance to enjoy good food with good views as you begin to explore the downtown area. 

Once you’ve had your fill, explore the Rahr-West Art Museum. Immerse yourself in the creativity of renowned artists like Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol while strolling through the galleries and mansion.

Time to Check-in

Get ready for a weekend of love and luxury at the Toll House Bed and Breakfast. This charming Victorian-style accommodation offers guests a cozy ambiance, creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Located just minutes from downtown Manitowoc, you and your loved one can easily get to all the dining, entertainment and shopping options the area offers. 

Toll House Bed and Breakfast with Tree and Sign

Once you’ve gotten all checked in, treat your partner to a romantic meal at the Waterfront Wine Bar, where you can pair your dinner with a glass of wine from their state-of-the-art dispensing machine and take in a view of the sunset on the Manitowoc River. 

Not ready to call it a night? Explore the local nightlife by experiencing live music and great drinks at The Wharf or PetSkull Brewing.

Day Two 

Start your day the right way at Manitowoc Coffee. Cozy up together while you enjoy a full breakfast and creative coffee drinks or tea.

Once you’ve had your morning fuel, soak in some local history at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. This museum educates visitors about Wisconsin’s Maritime history and the WWII submarines produced in Manitowoc. 

If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to visit Beerntsen’s Confectionary, Manitowoc’s premier chocolatier. Share an old-timey booth with your special someone for lunch followed by homemade chocolate, candies or an ice cream sundae.

Lighthouse Park along the lakefront offers access to Mariners Trail and the Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse, both perfect for a bike ride or stroll. This park and beach are also the ideal spot for a picnic date or a photo-op.

Mariners Trail

Treat your date to an evening of bites and brews at Courthouse Pub, located right across the street from its namesake - the courthouse. Beautifully plated dishes and a drink from the restaurant’s own microbrewery make for a perfect dinner experience. 

Don’t let the good times stop there; visit Stage Door Pub for a drink in the Irish-themed, historic building or on their cozy patio. The cozy ambiance invites relaxation and gives you a chance to reflect on your couple’s getaway experience while planning your next adventure.

Day Three

Elevate your morning at Retro Eighth Coffee & Açaí. Just a hop away from downtown, this trendy establishment which was once an auto body repair shop, has transformed into a modern venue with unique decor, coffee flights and delicious açaí offerings. 

Retro Eighth Retro Acai Bowl

Cap off your getaway with one last excursion at Red Arrow Park for a leisurely stroll along the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Whether you're tempted to take a refreshing swim or prefer to simply unwind on the sandy shores, Lake Michigan offers the perfect backdrop to end your Manitowoc trip.