Nestled between Michigan and Wisconsin is a portion of Lake Michigan known as Green Bay. The woodlands, towns, and waterways of this scenic locale are full of destinations for just about every kind of holiday you can think of.
But if you’re planning on taking a romantic day trip with your significant other around the Green Bay area, here are three travel destinations that would make your visit extra magical.
Wine and Beer Tasting for Two
What better way to start a romantic holiday than getting cozy with a nice glass of wine or a hearty mug of beer? If this sounds like heaven to you and your loved one, then head down to Algoma, Wisconsin. Located at the mouth of the Ahnapee River, this city is the home of the von Stiehl Winery and the Ahnapee Brewery.
The von Stiehl Winery is the legacy of a Dr. Charles Stiehl and it first opened its doors in 1967. This makes the winery’s license the oldest in the state of Wisconsin. You and your significant other can enjoy over 30 different wines from both grape and fruits. This includes vintages made of Door County cherries, which is also in the winery’s fortified Cherry Bounce brandy.
If lager and beer are more to your liking, savor the different seasonal brews of the Ahnapee Brewery. Take a sip of its smooth Pumpkin Ale brew and drink in the essence of autumn or share a mug of the Brewery’s Café Blonde, which deliciously combines beer with the energizing flavor of Door County Coffee.
Enjoy Nature and History
Fish Creek, Wisconsin is the gateway to Peninsula State Park, a huge reserve perfect if you’re a couple that loves being in nature. Spend your winter days hiking, skiing, or even snowmobiling across the crystalline landscape. You can also spend your morning ice fishing or sledding with the locals before retiring to one of Fish Creek’s hotels.
No trip to Fish Creek would be complete without a visit to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Built on the shores of the Great Lake in 1868, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is a charming confection of cream-colored bricks situated in one of the most charming places in Wisconsin. This makes it perfect for lazy afternoons and a great location for beautiful couple photos to remember your day trip.
A Romantic Picnic at Green Bay
Feel your relationship bloom with a lovely picnic at Green Bay Botanical Garden. ; Bring a basket of good food and refreshing beverages, and enjoy a day among the flowers and trees. Experience the beauty of nature and explore the Botanical Garden’s Magnolia Collection.
The collection is home to 143 different kinds of magnolias. What could be more romantic than taking a walk arm in arm with your significant other while surrounded by the pink and white blooms of these magnificent plants?
A romantic day trip doesn’t have to be extravagant. A glass of wine, the crisp coolness of snow, and the beauty of a magnolia’s petals are all within easy reach. Take your loved one to the shores of Green Bay and live these inexpensive experiences.
Brooke has been a connoisseur of back roads and obscure places since she was a girl. Growing up in a small working farm, she knew at a young age that there was so much to see and understand about the world. Since she left home at 17, she’s been gallivanting around the world. She’s a go-to resource for fearless Euro travel and extreme budget adventures. Her colorful experiences moving from one country to another with only time to spare will surely inspire you to leave the rat race and chase your backpacking dreams.