On a quick trip to Warsaw, IN (someplace I had never been) for a soccer game, my son and I decided to make the most of our time and discover what Warsaw had to offer.  We were pleasantly surprised at how much we found to do!

We started our time off checking out the hotel we were staying at.  We stayed at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and it was perfect!

Great stay at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, Indiana

Indoor pool and hot tub?  Check. Gameroom?  Check. Arcade room? Check.  Outdoor pool?  Check. Comfortable rooms with a fridge and microwave? Check and check.

Look at all the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, IN has to offer.

We also found the location to be ideal – it was minutes away from everything we wanted to do and see.  Although we didn’t try it, there was a full-service restaurant and a bar.  My son was quite interested in the room service, but we decided to head out instead. We did spend a fair amount of time playing pinball in the arcade room.  That was lots of fun!

Playing pinball at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Warsaw, Indiana

Having heard good things about Spike’s Beach Grill, we headed over there for dinner.  It was just a few minutes from the hotel.  Spikes had an awesome beach bar feel with outdoor seating, sun-washed colors everywhere, and multiple sand volleyball pits.  There was even a stage for live music with a Cessna on top!  Pretty cool.  We enjoyed clam strips and vegetable sushi.  I also indulged in a mango margarita – very tropical and yummy.

Outdoor seating, sushi, clam strips and margaritas at Spikes Beach Grill in Warsaw, Indiana

Since it was still early, we made our way to the Village of Winona for dessert.  The Village is a quaint and very well-maintained mix of fun shops, restaurants and homes alongside a canal that leads into the Winona Lake.  It felt very special and exclusive.  I think this would be a perfect spot to rent a house and a boat and enjoy a little lake getaway.  Most of the shops were closed, but we walked the street and discovered Rocket Fizz was still open.  Since it was just my 11-year old son and myself, you can bet we (he) enjoyed that store immensely.  We loaded up on some goodies and started heading back to the hotel.

So much candy to be found at Rocket Fizz in the Village at Winona in Winona Lake, Indiana

On our way back, we stopped to check out the Biblical Gardens.  This garden is located in Central Park – which also offered lake views, playgrounds and a fun concert area for live music and other events.  The gardens were fun to explore and we enjoyed walking off a bit of the candy we had consumed.  It was a lovely ending to a fun night!

Beautiful Biblical Gardens in Warsaw, Indiana

Wyndham Garden Hotel; 2519 E Center St.; (574) 376-2421; https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-garden/warsaw-indiana/wyndham-garden-warsaw/overview?hotel_id=10010&page=hotel-overview

Spike’s Beach Grill; 310 Eastlake Drive; (574)-372-3224; http://www.spikesbeachgrill.net/

Rocket Fizz; 1005 E. Canal St., Winona Lake, IN; https://villageatwinona.com/rocket-fizz/

Warsaw Biblical Gardens; 347 N. Buffalo; (574) 267-6218; http://www.warsawbiblicalgardens.org/index.cfm

Thanks to the Kosciusko CVB, The Wyndham Garden Hotel and the Village of Winona for sponsoring parts of our stay.  The opinions expressed are all my own.

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