Hotel at a Glance: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
This hotel’s roomy studio and penthouse suites are situated on the banks of the Fox River just minutes from downtown Green Bay. From here, you’re just a 10-minute drive from Lambeau Field and just an hour from gorgeous Door County.
- Full kitchen in each guest room equipped with oven, stove, refrigerator, toaster, pots, pans, and tableware
- Free full breakfast buffet offering cold items like pastries, bagels, fresh fruit, yogurt, and cereal; and hot items that rotate daily including eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy
- Stay connected with free WiFi
- Stay active in the 24-hour fitness center.
Green Bay, Wisconsin: Outdoor Adventures in Packer Country
Green Bay hugs the western shores of Lake Michigan in northeast Wisconsin. Though it can get pretty frosty in the winter, few people seem to mind—outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snow tubing. Less than an hour to the east, Kewaunee County’s Winter Park features exhilarating tubing runs and a chute with a 70-foot vertical drop. In warmer months, the trails attract hikers and bicyclists, and windsurfers and fishers take to the lake.
While its natural setting is nothing to shake a stick at, there’s no denying Green Bay’s main claim to fame—it’s the capital of Packer country. A few of the town’s street names are even named after legendary Packer football players; keep your eyes peeled for Brett Favre Pass and Lombardi Avenue. Every year, hordes of die-hard fans make pilgrimage to Lambeau Field, which offers guided tours. Lambeau is also home to the Packer Hall of Fame, a Cheesehead shrine lined with jerseys, memorabilia, and the team’s championship trophies.
For a fun day trip, take the 90-minute minute drive to Door County. It has 300 miles of craggy Lake Michigan shoreline dotted with lighthouses and state parks. Former fishing villages along the shore are now filled with charming mom-and-pop restaurants serving homemade swedish pancakes and old-fashioned ice-cream sodas. The area has a strong artistic presence, too; in many of the art galleries here, you can watch local artisans craft original pieces using copper, glass, and eggshells from nearby farms.