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A Summer Vacation for Grown-Ups

Wild Rock golf course

Couples, groups of friends, solo travelers, really any grown-up, this story is for you. It’s a feature on planning a Wisconsin Dells summer vacation to call your own, meaning without kids. Surprised?

Wisconsin Dells is summer vacation central in the Midwest, with families making it an annual tradition to stay at a waterpark hotel and then proceed to have a great time. But why should kids have all the fun? If you’re a grown-up who wants a vacation of your own in the Dells, that’s allowed. In fact, we’ll encourage that thought with these ideas.

Start your getaway with a round of golf. Each course in area has its own challenges, from the quarry course at Wild Rock Golf Club at the Wilderness to the Scottish-style links of Cold Water Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort to 27 holes at Trappers Turn Golf Club.

Take your pick on where to visit to ease those sore muscles with a therapeutic massage at Spa Serenity, Sun Mountain Spa, Spa Kalahari & Salon, Sundara Inn & Spa, Therapeutic Rejuvenation, Massage R Us, or Spa Del Sol & Pink Nail Bar at Chula Vista Resort.

Staying with the relaxation theme, sip wine on the patio of Baraboo Bluff Winery, Prairie Hawk Winery, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery or Fawn Creek Winery.

Carve out the entire evening for a true Wisconsin supper club experience at Ishnala Supper Club, voted #1 in Wisconsin. Del-Bar is another great option, celebrating 75 years of serving fine steaks and seafood. Other fine dining options include Field’s at the Wilderness, House of Embers, Double Cut Steak House, Copper Oak Steak House and Kaminski’s Chop House at Chula Vista Resort. Here’s an idea: Choose one for a before-dinner cocktail, a second for the meal, and a third for a nightcap.

The only place in town for gaming is Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells and it’s a winner for those who like blackjack, poker, roulette and more. Or plan your getaway around a concert at Crystal Grand Music Theatre or Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells, or a show at the Palace Theater in the Dells.

Treat yourself to luxury lodging for this getaway. The Lake Delton Waterfront Villas are ideal for groups of friends. The VUE-A Boutique Hotel offers a boutique hotel feel downtown with a lounge on the Wisconsin River. For couples, check into the new woodland suites at Sundara Inn & Spa with private balconies, hot soak baths and fireplaces. Make your stay unique and book a B&B - Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast has charming cottage rooms, Ringling House Bed & Breakfast is a historic gem, Inn at Wawanissee Point is a contemporary villa with sweeping views, and Victorian Manor Bed & Breakfast, LLC brings Queen Anne Victorian style with modern amenities.

Don’t leave without doing a little shopping. Bekah Kate’s is a must-stop for the home chef, Market Square Cheese for foodies, Watson’s Woods for those who love to decorate, and Winnebago Gift Shop for fine and intriguing giftables.

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