Fort Wayne Getaway With Friends

Looking for a fun getaway with your friends? Or maybe you’re looking to break away from the kiddos for a little adventure of your own.

Let your adventure lead you to Fort Wayne, Indiana where by day you can museum hop or trek the trails (both by land and water), and sip and savor the city's food and creative scene by night.

Grab your friends (old and new) to join you as you embrace Fort Wayne’s riverfront destinations, downtown attractions, and local flavors.

Friends dining at Copper Spoon
1. Promenade Park

Promenade Park is a one-of-a-kind park where you can relax along the riverfront on porch swings, have a competitive match of ping pong or cornhole, sip on a local brew in the beer garden, or take a walk along the tree canopy trail for a unique look at downtown Fort Wayne!

2. Riverfront Fun

Kick up the adventure by getting out onto Fort Wayne’s 8 miles of riverfront in downtown Fort Wayne. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard from Fort Wayne Outfitters located next door to Promenade Park! 

3. Trail Connectivity

Or, take to Fort Wayne’s 120 miles of trails to easily connect to Fort Wayne’s parks, attractions, and riverfront! The Rivergreenway is a favorite trail that follows Fort Wayne’s three rivers.

4. The Landing

Fort Wayne’s oldest neighborhood has a new purpose as a food destination. On this walkable block, sip on cocktails under the Bison Mural at Nawa’s outdoor patio, grab a brew and a bite at GnomeTown Brewing Co. on the Landing, try Cali-Mex flavors at Mercado, or discover new dishes at the three other restaurants located on The Landing! Plus, The Landing is located a block south of Promenade Park.

5. Savory Eats

Known as the “City of Restaurants,” Fort Wayne’s food scene offers unique flavors and menus to discover. Savor foods from all over the world including, Burmese, Salvadorian, Thai, and Indian.

6. Sips Worth Savoring

You can’t take a tour of Fort Wayne’s restaurants without also exploring our cocktail scene! Sip on specialty drinks at Copper Spoon’s summer tiki bar - The Sidecar, try local spirits at Three Rivers Distilling Company, enjoy a drink with a view at Conner’s Rooftop Bar, or enjoy your cocktail with a side of Jazz music at Club Soda.

7. Electric Works

Journey to the Broadway corridor to explore Union Street Market at Electric Works, and along the way enjoy local shops and restaurants. At Union Street Market be sure to check out the East and West Hall to enjoy a meal at one of the food vendors or pick up some local goods and produce for a snack.

8. Public Art Trail

Fort Wayne’s creative canvas features murals and public art around every corner. Take a self-guided tour, snap some fun selfies, or dive deeper into the stories the murals tell.

9. Explore Attractions

Summer or winter, take a step inside some of Fort Wayne’s downtown attractions and discover current exhibits at the Botanical Conservatory - offering tranquil gardens under glass, or the Fort Wayne Museum of Art - an American Art Museum with diverse exhibitions of contemporary and historical art.

10. Shop Local

Start your weekend off at Fort Wayne’s two year-round farmers markets - the YLNI Farmers Market and the Ft. Wayne Farmers Markets where you’ll find local treats, produce, flowers, and more. Then take your search to some of the boutique and antique shops dotted around town featuring women’s apparel, homewares, art, and more! 

11. Event Highlights

Round out your weekend adventure with some of Fort Wayne’s outstanding events and festivals.  Plan your adventure with a specific event in mind, or be sure to check what’s going on when you get here! From TinCaps baseball to ballet performances and food festivals, there is an event for every interest. 

Bring on the adventure!

Plan the perfect itinerary or go with the flow on your next Fort Wayne adventure. No matter what you’ll be cherishing these moments with friends!

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