Eau Claire travel guide

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You're Going to Love Eau Claire

With a population of 65,883, Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Eau Claire

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Informalist (205 S. Barstow St) and Mona Lisa Restaurant (428 Water St) are great picks.

When to visit Eau Claire

Eau Claire in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Eau Claire in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Eau Claire in July, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -15 °C, with an average temperature of -10 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 114 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Eau Claire, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Eau Claire


When flying to Eau Claire, you’ll arrive at Eau Claire (EAU), which is located 4 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Eau Claire is to pick up a car hire from Minneapolis, which is about 87 miles from Eau Claire. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Sixt, among others, in Minneapolis.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Eau Claire, including Greyhound, Sun Country Air and Badger Bus. From Minneapolis, the bus ride to Eau Claire takes 90 miles and will cost you around $84. From Madison, the ticket costs about $201 for a journey of 750 miles. The most popular bus station is Eau Claire Greyhound Bus Station, located 5 miles from the city centre of Eau Claire. Eau Claire University of Wisconsin is also a commonly used station, and is 1.1 miles from the city centre.

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Where to stay in Eau Claire

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include GrandStay Residential Suites Eau Claire and Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center.

Where to stay in popular areas of Eau Claire

Hiring a car in Eau Claire

Expect to pay $1.83 per litre in Eau Claire (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.95 and $29.27. The most frequently booked car type in Eau Claire is Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Chevrolet Silverado or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.