Ready for some weekend fun? Warsaw, IN is a great choice for a Midwest weekend getaway or an Indiana day trip.
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 discover what Warsaw had to offer. 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!
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.
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. We did spend a fair amount of time playing pinball in the arcade room. That was lots of fun!
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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.
Fun things to do in Warsaw, Indiana
We managed to fill several days exploring Warsaw, but here are a few things to do that we enjoyed the first evening.
Visit the Village of Winoa
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.
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!
Wyndham Garden Hotel; 2519 E Center St.; (574) 376-2421
Spike’s Beach Grill; 310 Eastlake Drive; (574)-372-3224
Rocket Fizz; 1005 E. Canal St., Winona Lake, IN
Warsaw Biblical Gardens; 347 N. Buffalo; (574) 267-6218
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.