Escape to Winona, the Miami of Minnesota!
Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. It’s not that warm here. But it IS the warmest spot in Minnesota because year-round temps here are, on average, just a little bit warmer than anywhere else in the state. Also, if you look at a map of Florida and Minnesota, Winona is located roughly in the same area of the state as Miami is in Florida. And we have just as much beach shoreline seeing as we are on the Mississippi River. Yeah, it’s a reach, but we’re clinging to it. Haha. So anyway, if you are craving that extra few degrees or just a fun weekend vibe away from the grind, head to the southeast corner of the state – we are here waiting for you.
While you’re here, sample local fare, shop for unique gifts, and indulge your senses in art and live music – plus soak in the vibe of a beautiful river city that is easy to get to from everywhere.
Want to be surprised? Check out our stunning Minnesota Marine Art Museum which features work from Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and hundreds more, plus soak up our history and heritage at any of our other incredible museums and historic sites.
Discover delightful, one-of-a-kind items, indulgent finds, and gifts sure to be cherished in our vibrant array of galleries, gift shops, and boutiques.
Local flavors abound in this region, with everything from elegant farm-to-table fare to decadent coffeehouse desserts, plus regional wineries and breweries and some great ethnic cuisine.
We know how to entertain ourselves in these parts and we’re happy to share. Live music comes in all styles here and you can find something interesting happening just about any time of the year.
And when you need some fresh air – we’ve got it in spades. Our spot on the Mississippi River in the heart of the Driftless Region is a playground unlike any other in the Midwest thanks to our towering bluffs and miles of trails. Whether you like extreme sports or the more relaxed variety, it’s here.