Located along the beautiful banks of the scenic St. Croix River, Hudson is considered the “Gateway to Wisconsin” and is a true gem—rich with natural beauty, outdoor adventure, arts & culture, and a unique array of lovely boutiques & shops, restaurants & cafes, wineries, breweries & cocktail lounges. One of the fastest-growing communities in the state, Hudson maintains its historic charm and panoramic beauty throughout the city. Experience a bird’s eye view of the St. Croix River Valley from atop historic Birkmose Park. Take a cruise through the St. Croix Valley on a riverboat. Then, kick back on a patio with an artisan cocktail and enjoy the scenery as you relax into “river-life.”
Enjoy Authentic Charm
The historic downtown district in Hudson invites visitors to meander through a variety of eclectic shops, art galleries, exceptional dining venues, and cultured cocktail spots. If you are looking for a night out at the theatre, The Phipps Center for the Arts, across from beautiful Lakefront Park, offers a year-round calendar of entertainment including performance theater, concerts, and art exhibitions. Stop into the historic red brick building on Locust Street for handcrafted confections made in-house daily, a grand display of ice cream, and a candy shop that will reminisce of your childhood at locally-owned Knoke’s Chocolates & Nuts.
A Destination for Natural Beauty and Adventure in all Seasons
Hudson’s festive year-round celebrations abound and visitors enjoy taking part in Hudson’s Hot Air Affair, the annual Fourth of July Booster Days celebration, North Hudson Pepper Festival, Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale, and Celebrate the Holidays events in Hudson.
Take in all of nature’s beauty while you seek adventure at Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, where outdoor recreation is endless. Biking and hiking or snowshoeing and skiing trails lead visitors through rolling hills, bountiful prairies, and unforgettable scenery. Area golf courses also offer breathtaking views, challenging signature holes, and a full range of 18-hole facilities that are available at a variety of locations around the city. Whether enjoying a day with your family at one of Hudson’s many parks and outdoor public spaces, catching a live concert in the outdoor bandshell on the riverfront, or taking an afternoon to enjoy a local beach, there is endless activity at your fingertips. In fact, there’s so much to do, spend the weekend.
Just a short drive from Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Hudson provides an exciting and convenient getaway, offering something for everyone. From nature lovers and culture enthusiasts to foodies, wine & brew seekers, and shoppers in search of that unique treasure, find it all here in Hudson.
Start planning your stay in Hudson today. Visit DiscoverHudsonWI.com and follow us on Instagram @DiscoverHudsonWI and facebook.com/DiscoverHudsonWI for a complete listing of area events, things to do, and places to stay. Nothing is more spectacular than the St. Croix River Valley… and Hudson is at the heart of it all.