How to Spend Leap Day in the Fox Cities

Make the most of this year's extra day, Leap Day, in the Fox Cities. These ideas will have you leaping!

Lions Tail Brewing Co @bellartphoto
Lions Tail Brewing Co. | PC: IG @bellartphoto

Indulge in a new dish or drink.
Whether you're looking for a classic Wisconsin supper club meal or a locally-sourced, lighter fare, try a new dish at a Fox Cities restaurant. Your tastebuds will thank you. If you prefer just a drink, keep the good times brewing at a Fox Cities bar or brewery.

Have a good laugh.
Edgy, honest, and hilarious as ever, have an evening of laughs with comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait at Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton.

Take a hike.
With more than 100 miles of trails throughout the Fox Cities, bundle up and take a hike. From stunning lake views at High Cliff State Park to walking among urban history on the Fox Trot Trail, movement, fresh air, and Fox Cities trails do the body and mind good.

Red Door Mercantile | PC: Adam Shea Photography

Curl up with a good book.
Spend your Saturday curled up with a good book. Stop by a local bookstore, like Thomas A. Lyons Books, a specialty shop, like Red Door Mercantile, or the Fox River Mall, to pick up a new title.

Splish splash indoors.
Itching to get in the water this winter? Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Country Inn & Suites, Little Chute have extensive water play areas and pools for the whole family to enjoy and offer day passes. Why not make a night of it, and enjoy a pool at one of many Fox Cities hotels?

Snag a good deal.
Looking for shopping deals? Looking for new spring arrivals? It's the best of both worlds this time of year, as retailers are looking to move winter items and ushering in springtime. Popular national retailers fill the Fox River Mall and one-of-a-kind boutiques leave our downtowns bustling. Shop, and get a deal this Saturday!

Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction

Register to run.
Make the commitment to run. This year marks the 30th Annual Community First Credit Union Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction, which winds its way through multiple beautiful Fox Cities communities and features a weekend jam-packed with other activities, food, music and fun. Register today, and get lacing up those sneakers.

Leap local in downtown Appleton.
Appleton boasts a vibrant, walkable downtown, and this weekend will have you leaping! Leap Local will have you journeying from business to business to enjoy one-day deals and other fun activities.

Building for Kids Children's Museum

Check out local museums.
Whether you're an art enthusiast, history buff, or just looking to fill an afternoon, exploring museums in the Fox Cities will fill you with wonder, awe, and inspiration. A handful of new exhibits recently opened, and Fox Cities museums have long-standing exhibits to check out too.

Plan your vacation (or staycation.)
Order your 2020 Fox Cities Visitor Guide or browse it online. Filled with trip inspiration, insights, and information, it makes Fox Cities trip planning easy and enjoyable.

Community First Champion Center

See the champions of tomorrow play today.
The Midwest's newest premier indoor sports complex, the Community First Champion Center, welcomes youth sport teams from across the state, upper Midwest, and country for games and tournaments every weekend. See this new remarkable facility, and the youth athletes who play in it at events this weekend: 2020 Bantam Blades of Steel Tournament and Blaze Battle Volleyball Tournament.

Have snow much fun.
Put on that pair of snowshoes or skates and hit the outdoors. We'll show you how to embrace winter (while it lasts) in the Fox Cities.


Enjoy your extra day! Share your Leap Day fun in the Fox Cities with us. #ExploreFoxCities

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