Finding the right destination to cater to all age groups can sometimes be difficult for family travelers, but Wisconsin offers a wide variety of great family-friendly cities for those looking for a Midwest vacation this year. Here are six Wisconsin cities to consider adding to your family’s travels in 2023:
Calling all Foodies to Hudson
Located on the outskirts of Minneapolis, this town sits on the St. Croix River and features a downtown perfect for history lovers, foodies and those simply looking for a nice river cruise. Considered one of Wisconsin’s best destinations for culinary options, Hudson offers the Hudson Food Walk, a three-hour guided tour showcasing the town’s best food and beverages, incorporating the history of the city with each stop. The tour runs every weekend, with tickets including tastings of six of the most popular spots.
Outdoor Lover’s Paradise in Sheboygan
Made for multigenerational travel, Sheboygan offers year-round surfing for all ages. The city’s location on Lake Michigan also makes for great walks and swims. Also in Sheboygan, Maywood Environmental Park teaches kids about nature and encourages them to further connect with their surroundings with various programs offered year-round.
Swiss Heritage in New Glarus
Nicknamed America’s Little Switzerland, New Glarus features Swiss-inspired buildings and restaurants harkening back to its founding in the early 19th century. Stay at a traditional Swiss inn and enjoy authentic food and beverages at Chalet Landhaus Restaurant. Walking downtown includes hearing Swiss music, especially when nearing Glarner Stube, a private and romantic restaurant decorated with hand-carved Swiss objects.
Educational Fun in Berlin
Berlin, located along Fox River, boasts a rich history as the center for French fur traders in the 18th century. In addition to a long history, Berlin features parks, a historic district and streets lined with Victorian-era homes. At Berlin Bottling Works, guests step inside a building that was once a carriage house. The space takes visitors back in time through displays of ice harvesting equipment, sculptures of Indian heritage and print shop equipment.
Adventure Tours in Kewaunee
Head on a walking tour of this city’s historic district or embark on a self-guided adventure visiting lighthouses. Located just outside Green Bay on Lake Michigan, there’s several lighthouses to explore in the area, as well as a tour where visitors can explore the tugboat Ludington, which served in the D-Day invasion.
Farmers Market Excitement in Stevens Point
This central Wisconsin town is not only a college town but also a bustling area full of culinary delights and fun activities. Peruse Stevens Point Farmers Market, the state’s oldest farmers market, to buy fresh items grown from Wisconsin soil. This market was established in 1847 and is a great family activity. Families also love Father Fats Public House, a spot blending national and international cuisines through shareable plates highlighting local ingredients. The city’s location on the Wisconsin River also means plenty of activities both in and out of the water.
Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
While the United States offers a plethora of bike-friendly destinations, a recent study by personal injury law firm Bader Scott found some counties across the country are far more dangerous than others. Family travelers might be surprised to find many lie in popular vacation states.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.