Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Plaza Hotel Green Bay
Inside this Green Bay hotel, kids and kids-at-heart can zoom down water slides and splash in wading pools no matter what the weather’s like outside. The 15,000-square-foot indoor water park is just one of the hotel’s family-friendly attributes. Another big draw is its location, which is a short drive from such attractions as Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the National Railroad Museum, and several shops and restaurants.
- Indoor water park with two water slides, a swimming pool, and a hot tub. Please contact the property directly for more information about hours of operation.
- Ultimate bacon burger and broasted chicken are some of the tasty items you can enjoy while watching sporting events on the big-screen TVs at the onsite Big D’s Bar & Grill.
- Where you’ll stay: Stylish guest rooms feature WiFi access and cable TV.
- Other nearby things to do: Tour Lambeau Field, visit the NEW Zoo (open year round), or take in the plants at the Green Bay Botanical Garden
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.