Most Romantic Spot

Planning to propose to your significant other or hoping to take someone out on the perfect first date? Look no further than these beautiful places! According to voters in our poll, the Phoenix Park Bridge across the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire takes the cake for the most romantic spot in the Chippewa Valley. What’s better than a leisurely stroll, and maybe a smooch, under the lights as they fade from hue to hue? In second place is Rod & Gun Park in Eau Claire, 36 acres filled with breathtaking greenery. Ever-popular Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls —  with its water, dam, bridges, and twinkling Christmas lights —  takes third. — Natalie Rosenkranz