Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Hotel

Whether you’re seeking a staycation to beat the COVID-19 blues or offering advice to out-of-town guests, these are the places to stay! The Lismore (333 Gibson St., Eau Claire) tops the list: From cocktails at The Dive to 'za at The Informalist, this spot has it all. Second place is The Oxbow (516 Galloway St., Eau Claire), where you’ll find record players in every room, kayak rentals, and The Lakely. (The Oxbow is temporarily closed because of the pandemic, which has us missing live jazz and Koldtbords.) Rounding out the list is Metropolis Resort (5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire), a family-friendly hotel that houses Chaos Waterpark. –Natalie Rosenkranz