Where can my folks stay while visiting?

THE LISMORE
333 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Eau Claire is home to some swanky new hotels your parents will love. The freshly renovated Lismore Hotel features 112 rooms bathed in natural light, offering great views of the downtown area. Inside, you’ll find The Informalist, a full service locally sourced restaurant; Dive, a gorgeous bar with a rooftop lounge; and ECDC, a café and bakery offering fresh food, coffee, and after-hours drinks and desserts. Right in the heart of the city, you family will find plenty local action.

THE OXBOW HOTEL
516 Galloway St. Eau Claire

The Oxbow Hotel offers a unique stay with its woodsy “modern lodge” vibe, featuring funky amenities like in-room turntables and a vinyl library to check out records. Also located downtown, The Oxbow offers easy access to the Eau Claire River and Chippewa River recreation trail (which you can see up close with their bike and kayak rentals). It also houses The Lakely – a farm-to-table eatery with unique food, live music, and craft cocktails.


Where do I get my hair cut?

Luckily for students, all three of the top rated salons are in easy walking distance of the campus area.

STARR’S SISTER SALON
412 Water St., Eau Claire
(715) 835-0180

SAYLON SEVEN
314 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire
(715) 836-7771

SAXY SALON
329 Water St., Eau Claire
(715) 830-1000

BONUS TOWNIE PICK

CVTC’S SHEAR INSPIRATION
620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

If you’re looking for a cheap hairdo, check out the salon and spa program at CVTC, where students (with instructor supervision) can save you a buck. Haircuts start at just $6.


Where do I get my car fixed?

JOEL’S WATER STREET AUTO
702 Water St., Eau Claire
(715) 833-2120

ADAM’S AUTOMOTIVE
2915 Craig Rd., Eau Claire
(715) 834-9861

AFFORDABLE AUTO REPAIR
332 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire
(715) 832-8711