What a fun start to the weekend in Warsaw, Indiana

Is Warsaw Worth Visiting?

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Is Warsaw worth visiting? If you are ready for some weekend fun, then Warsaw, IN is a great choice for a Midwest weekend getaway.

On a quick weekend trip to Warsaw, IN (someplace I had never been) for a soccer game, my son and I decided to make the most of our time and decide for ourselves if Warsaw is worth visiting.  We were pleasantly surprised at how much we found to do!

Where to stay in Warsaw, IN

We started our time off by checking out the hotel we were staying at.  We stayed at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and it was perfect!

Great stay at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, Indiana

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An indoor pool and hot tub?  Check. Gameroom?  Check. Arcade room? Check.  Outdoor pool?  Check. Comfortable rooms with a fridge and microwave? Check and check.

Look at all the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, IN has to offer.

We also found the location to be ideal – it was minutes away from everything we wanted to do and see.  Although we didn’t try it, there was a full-service restaurant and a bar.  My son was quite interested in the room service, but we decided to head out instead.

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Where to eat in Warsaw, IN

Having heard good things about Spike’s Beach Grill, we headed over there for dinner.  It was just a few minutes from the hotel.  Spikes had an awesome beach bar feel with outdoor seating, sun-washed colors everywhere, and multiple sand volleyball pits. 

There was even a stage for live music with a Cessna on top!  Pretty cool.  We enjoyed clam strips and vegetable sushi.  I also indulged in a mango margarita – very tropical and yummy.

Outdoor seating, sushi, clam strips and margaritas at Spikes Beach Grill in Warsaw, Indiana

Is Warsaw worth visiting? Things we found to do!

We managed to fill several days exploring Warsaw, but here are a few things to do that we enjoyed the first evening.

1. Visit the Village of Winona

Since it was still early, we made our way to the Village of Winona for dessert.  The Village is a quaint and very well-maintained mix of fun shops, restaurants, and homes alongside a canal that leads into Winona Lake.  It felt very special and exclusive. 

I think this would be a perfect spot to rent a house and a boat and enjoy a little lake getaway.  Most of the shops were closed, but we walked the street and discovered Rocket Fizz was still open.  Since it was just my 11-year-old son and myself, you can bet we (he) enjoyed that store immensely.  We loaded up on some goodies and started heading back to the hotel.

So much candy to be found at Rocket Fizz in the Village at Winona in Winona Lake, Indiana

2. Check out the Biblical Gardens

On our way back, we stopped to check out the Biblical Gardens.  This garden is located in Central Park – which also offered lake views, playgrounds, and a fun concert area for live music and other events.  The gardens were fun to explore and we enjoyed walking off a bit of the candy we had consumed.  It was a lovely ending to a fun night!

Beautiful Biblical Gardens in Warsaw, Indiana

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3. End the evening in the arcade room!

We did spend a fair amount of time playing pinball in the arcade room of our hotel.  That was lots of fun and the perfect way to cap off a terrific first night in Warsaw Indiana.

Playing pinball at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, Indiana

Conclusion: Is Warsaw Worth Visiting?

In conclusion, Warsaw, Indiana is a hidden gem that is absolutely worth visiting. From the breathtaking Biblical Gardens, which offer a peaceful oasis for visitors seeking serenity and tranquility, to the charming Village of Winona, with its unique shops, restaurants, and rich history, there is something for everyone in this quaint town.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Warsaw is sure to delight and surprise you. So pack your bags, head to this beautiful town, and discover the wonders that Warsaw, Indiana has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.

💥 Related post: Find MORE fun things to do in Warsaw with a recap of our second day!

Thanks to the Kosciusko CVB, The Wyndham Garden Hotel, and the Village of Winona for sponsoring parts of our stay.  The opinions expressed are all my own.


Is Warsaw worth visiting? This is the question my son and I pondered (and answered) on a weekend getaway to the quaint town of Warsaw Indiana.