Check out the "must visit" spots throughout Fort Wayne's great neighborhoods
Want to live like a local on your visit? We've curated a selection of some of the top places in different areas of Fort Wayne. From a cozy cup of java, to an active night out, you’ll find whatever you need nearby.
Coffee Shop: Mocha Lounge on Dupont Road offers a full menu of coffee drinks.
Shopping Spot: Grab the perfect gift at Sugar Love boutique.
Sweet Treat: Just Cream offers epic, Instagram-worthy desserts that taste as great as they look.
Park: Salomon Farm Park features a picturesque barn, gently rolling pastures, and outstanding events.
Family Friendly: Peek behind the scenes on a factory tour at Debrand Fine Chocolates.
Dining: Casa Grille is the go-to for Italian in Fort Wayne. They also have locations in West, Coliseum, and East areas of the city.
Night Out: Black Canyon is a locally run steakhouse that offers great cocktails, perfect for a date night or special occasion.
Coffee Shop: The Friendly Fox features a full menu of food and drink, as well as your favorite coffee drinks.
Shopping Spot: Antonuccio’s Italian Market features a specialty grocery and deli offering a delicious taste of Italy.
Sweet Treat: Zesto’s ice cream offers the finest in soft serve.
Park: One of the oldest parks in the city, Foster Park offers walking trails, a golf course and more.
Dining: Sample two of our favorites, Bravas – featuring iconic gourmet burgers and the 07 Pub offering drinks, pizza and more.
Night Out: New on the music scene, The Clyde Theatre showcases the best in national acts.
Coffee Shop: Firefly Coffeehouse has served deliciousness to the North Anthony neighborhood for more than 20 years.
Shopping Spot: Hunt for rare records at Wooden Nickel, or visit the shops at Georgetown Square.
Sweet Treat: Sweets So Geek brings you to the sugary side of your sci-fi favorites.
Park: It’s hard to overstate the beauty of Lakeside Park, especially the Rose Gardens, a favorite wedding spot in the summer.
Dining: Old Crown is a coffee house by day, and a culinary experience by night.
Night Out: Try local favorite, the Acme Bar & Grill for any occasion.
Coffee Shop: Be sure to try the Liege waffle, a traditional sweet Belgian pastry, at United Coffee.
Shopping Spot: Covington Plaza and Jefferson Pointe are shopping destinations full of fabulous finds.
Sweet Treat: Rise ‘n’ Roll serves the best in Amish baked goods – the cinnamon caramel donut is a local addiction.
Family Friendly: Ignite your creativity at Painting Fun Spot at Jefferson Pointe.
Dining: Umi is home to fine seafood and sushi, along with great drinks and more.
Night Out: HT2 offers fine craft cocktails with alcohol distilled in Indiana.
Coffee Shop: Pick your favorite at one of the Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, or Dunkin locations in the area.
Shopping Spot: Shop your favorites at Glenbrook Square mall.
Sweet Treat: Grab a dozen (or more) of the unique creations at Cookie Cottage.
Park: Johnny Appleseed Park features all the fun of a park, a campground and Johnny Appleseed’s grave site.
Coffee Shop: Conjure and Fortezza both offer a full range of caffeinated choices to keep you moving.
Shopping Spot: The Find and Creative Women of the World are just a few of the dozens of boutiques downtown.
Sweet Treat: Ice cream fans will love Sweets on Main. You can also find a tasty treat at Pembroke Bakery, located inside the Auer Center.
Park: The fun starts at Headwaters Park, home to ice skating in the winter and festivals all year long.
Family Friendly: Spark your imagination at Science Central, with hands on, interactive exhibits for all ages.
Historic West Central Neighborhood
Just West of Downtown
Shopping Spot: Boutiques like Fancy & Staple and The Hedge bring you the best from local artisans.
Sweet Treat: The range of flavors at West Central Microcreamery includes dairy free and vegan varieties.
Park: Swinney Park features wide open areas, and the city’s premier tennis courts.
Family Friendly: Catch the excitement every summer when the Three Rivers Festival Parade makes its way through the beautiful historic homes.
Dining: Mad Anthony is a classic brewpub, with legendary favorites going back years. The Scooby Snacks are a must try.
Night Out: Laugh, cry, or dance along to the action at Arena Dinner Theatre.
Historic Wells Street Corridor
Just Northwest of Downtown
Shopping Spot: Browse the stacks at Hyde Brothers Booksellers, a mainstay of local bibliophiles.
Sweet Treat: Enjoy authentic Mexican treats from the Indiana Mexican Bakery or La Michoacana next door
Park: The Midwest’s newest attraction, Promenade Park, is the jewel of Riverfront Fort Wayne. Enjoy boat rides, bands, art, music, and more.
Family Friendly: Kids love the interactive and accessible playground at Promenade Park.
Dining: Dine on fresh, local food at Bird and Cleaver.
Night Out: Each summer, enjoy Margarita Mondays at Don Chava’s Mexican Grill, after enjoying an evening on the rivers with Fort Wayne Outfitters.