Downtown Fort Wayne is a walkable winter wonderland! With dozens of quaint shops, places to grab a hot chocolate or bowl of coup, and public art to explore, we invite you to explore our urban landscape this winter.

Three Rivers by Key Detail

Start your stroll with our Public Art Trail. This free digital pass is a great way to be sure to catch all of the outstanding public art throughout Downtown Fort Wayne. Many are even more photogenic in the snow!

The Find Boutique in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Along the way, you can warm up in a downtown boutique, and grab a few souvenirs while you are at it. Fort Wayne’s unique boutiques offer so many fun gift options. 

Hoppy GnomeOf course you will want to check out dozens of downtown dining options, or sample a few favorites along our best hot chocolate or cozy drink trail. Don’t forget to check out downtown’s newest dining district: The Landing.

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

Ready for some exercise? Enjoy a stroll through Headwaters Park, and stop to ice skate in the fresh air at the Headwaters Ice Rink!

Mother and daughter at the Botanical Conservatory

Downtown Fort Wayne is also home to many museums and attractions as well. Warm up in the lush gardens at the Botanical Conservatory, or be inspired by the visiting exhibits at the Museum of Art.

Dog checking into Hilton Downtown Fort WayneWrap it all up with a cozy stay in a full-service downtown hotel

Plan a wintry afternoon in Downtown Fort Wayne and enjoy all that an urban getaway has to offer.

This post was last updated November 2021.