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2016 Destination Guide

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2016 fox cities destination guide 23 Written by Anne WiegmAn mArketing Director Appleton DoWntoWn inc. Downtown Appleton provides the luxuries of a big city and the atmosphere and walkability of a small town. This one mile long strip of College Avenue and the vicinity includes a world class performing arts center, museums, salons and spas, unique boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and nightlife locations. With plenty to see and do for the entire family, Downtown Appleton should be the destination of choice for visitors and residents. When it comes to shopping, Downtown Appleton provides a solution to the top three shopping issues: uniqueness, helpfulness and enjoyment. From boutique clothing and beauty salon services to music stores, the Shops on the Avenue are a great way to support the "buy local" theme. The locally-owned retailers along College Avenue have a variety of unique offerings. When you need a little extra information before you make a purchase, the friendly and knowledgeable people behind the counter create a win-win relationship. The pride and passion of the owner/operators of the Downtown shops comes through in every customer encounter. We realize that sometimes people are concerned about parking, but Downtown Appleton has that taken care of as well with a variety of safe, convenient parking options. Parking meters are available in front of many businesses for just $.25 per twenty minutes and are free after 6pm! Five parking ramps are also conveniently located close to Downtown offering hourly, all day and overnight options. Downtown Appleton hosts a variety of events year-round. These include a year-round Farm Market which has become a staple for many families offering both a social outlet and a source for fresh local food and a variety of crafts. The cultural and artistic environment of Downtown continues to be enhanced through the development of opportunities for community access to arts, music and culture. These opportunities include public art, community gathering spaces, lunchtime and evening outdoor concerts in the summer and family friendly outdoor movies. Other events throughout the year include Ladies Day, parades, mini golf in the bars, holiday events and more. Based in Northeast Wisconsin, Appleton Downtown, Inc. (ADI) is a not-for-profit community coalition dedicated to an economically strong, safe, attractive and exciting downtown. ADI's mission is to make Downtown Appleton a vibrant and accessible destination for business, learning, living and leisure! Come on downtown and see for yourself why we think Downtown Appleton is One Great Place! visit our Website: AppletonDoWntoWn.org Event details, business directories, coupons, gift certificates and itineraries can be found at appletondowntown.org. Subscribe to our email, follow our blog or check out our social media channels for updates and exciting news! Downtown Appleton A n i n s i d e r ' s l o o k a t t h e s e c o n d i n a s e r i e s o f F o x c i t i e s s h o p p i n g a r t i c l e s

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