Islands are prime vacation destinations any time of year, even in Northern Wisconsin. And Madeline Island—the largest and only one of the 22 Apostle Islands that has year-round residents—is no exception.
Author: Rachel Werner
Craft beer connoisseurs eat in style at Hop Haus Brewing. The OG location in Verona now has a sister outpost in Fitchburg, which is grander in terms of its scale and menu but offers the same quality brews and bites that Hop Haus has always been known for.
Eating out in nature can be a superb experience, assuming one has the time to prep, cook and pack eats, drinks and utensils before heading off on an excursion. An efficient and affordable alternative to schlepping all the vittles, plus necessary kitchen wear, from home exists now that Wander Provisions has set up shop in Spring Green.
Restorative bliss is within reach of every major city in Wisconsin thanks to the following spa getaways. Idyllic grounds, trending skincare and a host of other amenities make each an accessible alternative to jetting off to the coast—because the right balance of sophistication and solitude is merely a short drive from home.
Elegance and lake life go hand in hand at The Dörr Hotel. As an upscale boutique hotel located on Mill Road—Sister Bay’s main strip that runs parallel to one of the most scenic harbors in Door County—the property has become a destination unto itself since opening Memorial Day weekend of 2021.
Arts-related events are back in full swing around Southern Wisconsin. And the warmer temps of summer allow for several to take place outside on large patios, in city parks and betwixt sprawling country hills.
A Hamptons-esque getaway is accessible within state limits on the Door County peninsula. These five activities should top any visitor’s must-do list—whether during a weekend jaunt or an extended vacay.
There is an array of food-based businesses devoted to whipping up batches of custard, ice cream and allergen-friendly frozen desserts all around Wisconsin. So if taking a dessert-themed road trip sounds like a fab idea, use the popular picks below as a must-stop guide.
Veganism is often associated with food high on favor–and low on taste. But On the Bus in the Milwaukee Public Market debunks just about every misconception about eating plant-based with its towering milkshakes, massive mouthwatering burgers and lightly battered fries.
After trekking along icy streets in heavy boots for months, a pedicure is likely at the top of a “to do list” before breaking out one’s full summer wardrobe. An express service during lunch can be as relaxing as a deluxe pamper sesh in the right setting—like these five stellar Wisconsin-based salons.