Plan your trip

Travel arrangements and things to do in Eau Claire

Let's make your visit to UW-Eau Claire a relaxing, fun experience! Below you will find drive times, flight information for our local airport, great hotels in our area and options for local transportation. And there's no shortage of things to do while you're visiting our award-winning city.

Drive times from regional cities

Chicago: 5.5 hours La Crosse: 1.7 hours
Dubuque: 3.7 hours Madison: 3.0 hours
Duluth: 2.5 hours Milwaukee: 3.7 hours
Green Bay: 3.0 hours Twin Cities: 1.5 hours
Iron Mountain: 4.0 hours Wausau: 1.5 hours

Flight information

The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire offers daily, direct flights to and from Chicago.

Eau Claire hotel accommodations

We partner with several local hotels to offer discounted rates for families visiting UW-Eau Claire. They're listed here and linked to their info on the Visit Eau Claire website, but give them a jingle on the phone to find out their current UW-Eau Claire visit discounted rates.   

Candlewood Suites
4937 Bullis Farm Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715.839.0967

Holiday Inn
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715.830.9889

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
12858 26th Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715.723.4654

The Oxbow Hotel
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715.839.0601

Staybridge Suites
1515 Bluestem Blvd.
Altoona, WI 54720
715.830.0800

Local transportation in Eau Claire

In Eau Claire you can enjoy many of the easy-to-use transportation options that you'd find in much larger cities. Enjoy the convenience of both Uber and Lyft, as well as several taxi services like The Ride Jam, Town and Country, American Cab Co., and Limo Cab.

 

Music lovers in Eau Claire enjoying the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park.

Feels like home

During your time at UWEC, you’ll be immersed into the blooming Eau Claire community. While UW- Eau Claire itself has activities to meet countless interests, the surrounding town also offers opportunities for you to get off campus and explore.

Discover the possibilities
Students floating down the Chippewa River.

Blugold bucket list

We know you're just starting your college road. Should you choose to become a Blugold, here are a few things our seniors have told us you should be sure to check out in Eau Claire to help make the most of your experience!

What to do in Eau Claire
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