Welcome to Green Bay, Wisconsin!
Situated in the south of Lake Michigan’s arm of the same name, Green Bay is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant sports culture. Picturesque and trendy, it is one of Wisconsin’s most exciting destinations.
Beat the tourists as you unearth fascinating eateries, family-oriented attractions and a city steeped in heritage with your very own worldwide local guide to Green Bay.
Where to Begin
It’s quite impossible to be in Green Bay and not be influenced by its passion for football. Green Bay Packers are a four-time Super Bowl winning team, and Lambeau Field should be the first stop on your city tour. More importantly, book the Ultimate Tour Package online for $69 and enjoy the Heritage Trolley Tour, the Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Legendary Tour to get an intimate insight into how inseparable are the city, its people, and the Green Bay Packers.
Worldwide Local Tip: To enjoy nature and partake in less professional sports activities, Green Bay Botanical Garden provides visitors with open spaces to run around and play. This 47 acres of space also includes an impressive rose collection and an amphitheater for musical and theatrical performances.
Fun for the Whole Family
However, if you are in search of some thrilling family fun, go straight to Bay Beach Amusement Park. The riverside attraction is a walk down memory lane, where you buy 25 cent tickets instead of a day pass. Spend a day riding the rides and enjoying the Green Bay weather on the waterfront. Primarily for children under 12, there are a few rides, including a roller-coaster, that adults will find appealing.
If it’s something more grown-up you want, then Green Bay offers a chance to acknowledge and appreciate the strong affiliation between the automobile industry and America. Red Lewis, a car wash chain owner, took his passion for classics to the next level by opening up The Automobile Gallery on 400 S Adams Street. A collection of privately owned and donated antique and vintage autos, the gallery is every car enthusiast dream come true, and well worth the $10 entry ticket.
Worldwide Local Tip: Got a sweet tooth, have you? Well, Beerntsen’s Candies is Green Bay’s very own sweet spot. A legacy that dates back to 1925, Beerntsen’s offers an amazing array of chocolate delights from truffles and nut clusters to the classic suckers in flavors like root beer and cherry. Their chocolate bacon sticks come highly recommended and cost $5.95 for a pack of four.
Place Your Bet
Good news for some, Wisconsin is one of the few states in the US where gambling is legal. As a result, Green Bay allows its visitors, aged 21 and above, to have fun at any one of the Oneida Casinos, situated in the city and near the Green Bay airport. Enjoy slots or a variety of card games in a safe environment, but remember to take Lady Luck along with you.
Worldwide Local Tip: To make your outing wholesome, visit the Cannery Public Market, situated in a 1917 former cannery building on North Broadway, for a rustic meal to remember at one of the best Green Bay restaurants. With an emphasis on farm to table preparations, their beef preparations are spectacular as is their cheese board featuring artisanal cheeses hand-picked by the chef.
A combination of old-school shopping streets and modern buildings like the Bay Park Square Mall makes the city a delight for shopaholics. With plenty to offer, it’s easy to get swept away by Green Bay’s many attractions, but as a worldwide local, you get to enjoy its hidden secrets that are often off the tourist map.