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Your ultimate fall family-fun trip starts and ends in Tosa! With plenty of fall-inspired eats and cozy hotel accommodations within Wauwatosa, it’s the perfect anchor for all of your fall activities. Start your day with local Tosa caffeine and treats, head right out of town to pick your own apples or pumpkins, drive back into Tosa for dinner, and cozy up in your hotel room (at a great price!) just minutes away.
While ‘spooky season’ is officially heating up in Wauwatosa, we’ve rounded up your complete guide for family-fun filled with plenty of fall eats and Halloween-esque festivities to last you an entire weekend (or longer!). Take your family from morning to night with these local spots!
Coffee at Café Blue
Start your day with caffeine or a sweet treat (or both — no judgment!) at Café Blue with their seasonal pumpkin latte and pumpkin-cran muffins. Trust us, you’ll need the fuel for the day ahead!
Brunch at Cranky Al’s
Stop by Cranky Al’s for an easy, tasty treat for the kids before you head out for a day of fall festivities!
You’ll see smiles all around when you present them with this hidden gem’s candy-topped donuts from the Reese’s Pieces Donut to the Gummy Yummy Donut to the M&M Donut. Of course, Cranky Al’s also features their seasonal Pumpkin Cake Donut and Pumpkin Cruller, too!
Dinner at Il Mito Trattoria e Enoteca
In the spirit of a true fall-inspired weekend, Il Mito’s homemade, roasted pumpkin-filled ravioli is a must-eat during your stay in Tosa!
Pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, fall herbs and seasonings, and then tossed in a sage cream sauce and topped with toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley—yum! Taste the flavors of the season all wrapped up in one creamy bite!
Dessert at Black Twig Bakery
Black Twig Bakery is known for its full menu of tasty treats, as well as its exclusive menu featuring flavors of the month.
This month, the delicious dessert shop is featuring everything from pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes to candy corn macarons to apple pie sandwich cookies and more!
Apple Picking at Awe’s Apple Orchard
Awe’s Apple Orchard is your no-frills, mom-and-pop type spot where you can enjoy the fresh Wisconsin air and pick your own apples on their farm! They also offer tasty treats if you need a pick-me-up during your day of fun, including their warm apple cider donuts, caramel covered honey crisp apples, and whole pumpkin pies.
Corn Maze at Lindners Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
Open through October 31st, Lindners has a corn maze that’s just the perfect length for the kids! Take a walk through on a gorgeous Wisconsin afternoon, and check out their other fall activities including their pumpkin farm and petting zoo!
Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Cozy Nook Farm
Cozy Nook Farms is a quaint spot that hosts its annual Farm Market that starts at the end of September and runs through the end of the fall season. With a wide range of pumpkins, squash and gourds available to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect potential jack-o-lantern to carve later!
Flashlight Night Maze at Schuett Farms
Perfect for a flashlight adventure, Schuett Farms takes their corn maze to a whole new level by keeping their maze open at night! With 10-acres of cornfields, this nighttime puzzle can take up to 90 minutes to solve, with checkpoints and clues to help you along.
Haunted House at Wisconsin Feargrounds
The Wisconsin Feargrounds has won so many awards, it’s pretty scary! Check it out on Friday and Saturday in October to see why it was ranked the #1 Must-See Haunted House in Wisconsin by the Scare Factor and the #1 Haunted House in America by Haunted Attraction Magazine and HauntedHouseRatings.com. Get ready to be seriously spooked.
*Operations at the above locations may vary. We recommend calling each location for the most up-to-date information about operations.