La Crosse travel guide

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You're Going to Love La Crosse

With a population of 51,320, La Crosse is a must-see destination in Wisconsin, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in La Crosse to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in La Crosse

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Charmant Restaurant (101 State St) and 4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant (100 Harbor View Plaza Suite 100) are great picks.

When to visit La Crosse

La Crosse in December
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel
La Crosse in December
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to La Crosse in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 8.6 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.3″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in La Crosse, with an average rainfall of 1.1″.

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How to Get to La Crosse

Plane

When flying to La Crosse, you’ll arrive at La Crosse (LSE), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to La Crosse include American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to La Crosse departs from Chicago and takes around 1h 09m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to La Crosse. The train station in La Crosse is called La Crosse, and is located 2 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to La Crosse is to pick up a car rental from Minneapolis, which is about 129 miles from La Crosse. You’ll find branches of Turo and Ace, among others, in Minneapolis.

Bus

The most popular bus station is La Crosse 314 Jay St, located 0.9 miles from downtown La Crosse. La Crosse University of Wisconsin is also a commonly used station, and is 1.1 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to La Crosse, you’ll arrive at La Crosse (LSE), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to La Crosse include American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to La Crosse departs from Chicago and takes around 1h 09m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to La Crosse. The train station in La Crosse is called La Crosse, and is located 2 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to La Crosse is to pick up a car rental from Minneapolis, which is about 129 miles from La Crosse. You’ll find branches of Turo and Ace, among others, in Minneapolis.

Bus

The most popular bus station is La Crosse 314 Jay St, located 0.9 miles from downtown La Crosse. La Crosse University of Wisconsin is also a commonly used station, and is 1.1 miles from the city center.

Airports near La Crosse

Airlines serving La Crosse

KLM
Good (847 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (768 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,634 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (148 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (455 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,023 reviews)
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Where to stay in La Crosse

Average rates range from around $169 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $342 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of La Crosse

Most booked hotels in La Crosse

The Charmant Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, 232 reviews)
$217+
Hampton Inn and Suites La Crosse Downtown
2 stars
Excellent (9.2, 285 reviews)
$147+
Best Western Plus LaCrescent / LaCrosse
2 stars
Excellent (9, 137 reviews)
$120+
Stoney Creek Hotel La Crosse - Onalaska
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 371 reviews)
$170+
Comfort Inn Onalaska - La Crosse Area
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, 385 reviews)
$100+
Hampton Inn La Crosse/Onalaska
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, 112 reviews)
$169+

Renting a car in La Crosse

Renting a car in La Crosse costs $92 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 30% cheaper than airport locations in La Crosse.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in La Crosse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in La Crosse is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 34% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in La Crosse costs $92 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 30% cheaper than airport locations in La Crosse.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in La Crosse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in La Crosse is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 34% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.