Downtown Appleton is the pulse of the city, containing a number of places to play. There are numerous places to get away from the world, whether it by dropping by a coffee shop in the morning or retreating one of the great restaurants after work in the evening. For a small city, Appleton has a surprisingly active nightlife, including several bars and taverns along College Avenue. If plays and theater are more your style, be sure to drop by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Stroll the walkable streets and visit one of the many art galleries in the area. You can also raid the farmer’s market both mid-week and Saturdays.