Hot Spots

Riverfront Attractions & Restaurants


Downtown Appleton Hot Spots

  • 40+ Casual, Fine, and Ethnic Eateries
  • 60+ Distinctive Shops on the Avenue
  • 7 Fun and Educational Attractions
  • 6 Galleries
  • 20+ Pubs, Clubs & Live Music venues
  • 7 Coffee Houses

Plus several community events/festivals throughout the year.

A Unique Sense of Place

Four main attributes help define a GREAT place, according to Project for Public Spaces:

  • Easily accessible

  • Provides recreational &
    social activities

  • Creates a comfortable,
    positive image

  • Sociable place where people like to gather

In addition to being accessible, successful placemaking connects people with each other. A major emphasis of this development project is to create walkable and transit links to neighboring destinations, including Downtown Appleton. Several public input sessions will be held to gather feedback about what types of new places would enhance the area.