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5 Ideas for a Wauwatosa Weekend Staycation

Whether you’re working from home, taking on a new teaching career for your kids, missing your friends, needing a change of scenery, or simply trying to remember what day of the week it is, we could all use a weekend away to relax and refuel. 

Wauwatosa-area hotels have partnered with local businesses to create activity-filled and food-focused getaways for every type of trip from a girls’ weekend to a couple’s retreat to a family-fun adventure. 

Plan ahead and secure these amazing deals now for the upcoming staycation you can’t wait any longer for. Be sure to come prepared with information on everything you need to know before you visit — We can’t wait to see you soon!

Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel

Perfect for: Girl’s weekend or solo weekend shopping trip

If you’re in need of much-deserved relaxation in a luxury hotel along with some retail therapy, the Discover Tosa Shopping Package is just the cure. Treat yourself to overnight accommodations at the all-new Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel, along with a $25 gift card to Hyde Park MKE and a $25 gift card to Flannel Fox

Formerly Hyde Park Tailors and Cleaners, Hyde Park MKE has been a part of our 68th and Wells district since 1960 and has been passed down from generation to generation in owner Sydney Sanger’s family. Expanding beyond her grandfather’s tailor and cleaning services, Sydney piggybacked off of this business and added clothing, accessories, and home decor

Extend your shopping trip by heading over to Flannel Fox in Tosa Village. Offering women’s and men’s apparel and accessories, rustic modern decor, small furniture and gifts, you can find everything you need in this small, local shop. Wauwatosa locals and owners Mark and Melyssa Bauer carefully select each item in their store from local artisans, brands with quality items they believe in, and distinctive decor you can’t find anywhere else. 

Another incentive to make the drive over? Complimentary overnight parking for one vehicle—Go ahead and treat yourself. 

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West/Wauwatosa

Perfect for: Family weekend getaway

When your family needs to get up and out of the house for some much-needed fresh air, drive on over to Tosa’s SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West/Wauwatosa and take advantage of the Zoo/Family Package. Find a change of pace with overnight accommodations at SpringHill Suites, two tickets to the Milwaukee County Zoo, a $25 gift card to Pizza Man Wauwatosa, and a $25 gift card to Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt Wauwatosa

Take yourself to Italy (and all around the world!) without ever leaving Wauwatosa. Pizza Man Wauwatosa serves up classic Italian pizza, as well as a vast wine list from around the globe. Dive into any of their specialty pizzas or make-your-own with mouth-watering toppings, such as meatballs, fresh mozzarella, caramelized pineapple, pickled jalapeno, pulled chicken, goat cheese, and more. 

If you’re looking for a sweet treat after your meal, Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt Wauwatosa will hit the spot. The self-serve froyo shop features homemade, premium flavors that are made right in their Tosa kitchen. Plus, most of their flavors are zero fat and all of their flavors provide probiotic cultures for added health benefits!

Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West

Perfect for: Family weekend adventure or a young couple’s trip

Another great option for planning a little family getaway or a young couple’s trip is the Zoo Adventure Package with Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West. With up to four Milwaukee County Zoo passes included in the package, eliminate the stress of coming up with activities for the kids and just hop on the pre-scheduled transportation to and from the zoo for a whole day of fun. See if you can spot all 2,100 animals and 348 species across the vast 190 acres of land. 

Make the weekend extra special by making your way over to Ruckus & Glee with a $25 gift card to this local specialty shop included in the package. Ruckus & Glee is a locally owned toy shop created for the young and the young at heart. Pro tip: Grab a fun board game for the whole family to bring back to the hotel room for a family game night!

The Zoo Adventure Package also includes a $25 gift card to a local Tosa favorite: Cranky Al’s. The ultimate paradise for kids (and adults!), Cranky Al’s is the place to find candy-topped and cream-filled doughnuts. Their menu boasts peanut butter buttercream filled doughnuts, double chocolate cake doughnuts, raspberry filled sugar doughnuts, and dozens of other options — Need we say more? 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wauwatosa Milwaukee

Perfect for: Guy’s weekend and food-lovers getaway

Here in Wauwatosa, there are few things we love more than local eats and great drinks. Take your own personal weekend-long food and drink tour through Tosa with the Food & Drink Package from Homewood Suites by Hilton Wauwatosa Milwaukee. With overnight accommodations, a $25 gift card to Golden Nest Pancakes & Cafe, and a $25 gift card to ABV Social, you’ll find complete relaxation — either from the hotel or from a food-coma. 

Golden Nest Pancakes & Cafe has an extensive breakfast menu that makes it a must-visit for breakfast or brunch. Their menu features endless sweet and savory options from the Cheese Head Omelette to the Stuffed French Toast to the Veal Skirt Steak Tacos to the Avocado Toast, so you can find something to satisfy any craving. 

When you’re hungry again, make your way over to ABV Social for all things beer, food, and sports. Offering distinctive, classic American food, this local joint is the perfect place to grab a beer, watch the game, eat some exceptionally great food, and challenge your friends and family to one of their many games either inside or out on their patio.

Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee-West Medical Center

Perfect for: Couples getaway

If contemporary style and modern amenities sound like your kind of weekend, find yourself at the Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee-West Medical Center. Cheers each other to a fun weekend away with their Food & Drink Package, which includes hotel accommodations and a $50 gift card to BelAir Cantina

A Wisconsin staple, BelAir Cantina couples a tremendous lineup of tacos with mouthwatering margaritas. Check out their impressive collection of over 100 tequilas and daily specials for a stress-free weekend that’s all about good times and great vibes.  

Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here to Discover Wauwatosa. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please check local hotel and travel restrictions and retail and restaurant hours/menus before you go.

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