Best Wisconsin Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Wisconsin Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Wisconsin Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Wisconsin vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. Lake Geneva: Luxury and the Lake Weekend Getaway
If you’re the kind of traveler who doesn’t like to shave on the weekend, you may perceive Lake Geneva to be too tony for your tastes. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Lake Geneva, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

2. Door Country: Cape Cod of the Midwest Weekend Getaway
You can easily spend a month in Door County, the finger of land that juts out from Wisconsin into Lake Michigan and Green Bay, so ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Sturgeon Bay, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

3. Bayfield and Madeline Island: Sailboats and Superior Scenery Weekend Getaway
It’s no surprise that Bayfield, Wisconsin, was named the “Best Little Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune. Bayfield is about ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Bayfield, WI - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

4. Lake Pepin Loop: 85-Mile Splendor Weekend Getaway
Lake Pepin, the widest part of the Mississippi River (at Lake City, Minnesota, and Pepin, Wisconsin), is bounded by Kellogg, Minnesota, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Red Wing, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Only 45 minutes from General Billy Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and ninety minutes from Chicago's O'Hare International ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Elkhorn, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

6. Apostle Islands Lighthouses Weekend Getaway
The scenic archipelago known as the Apostle Islands includes twenty-two islands and 12 miles of scenic shoreline jutting into Lake ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Bayfield, WI - Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns

7. Kohler: Plumbing and Pampering Weekend Getaway
Kohler—known for bathroom fixtures—doesn’t sound as if it would be a particularly sumptuous place to spend a weekend. But most people ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Kohler, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

8. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Weekend Getaway
Great shops, restaurants, candy stores, and striking Geneva Lake greet you as you enter this popular resort community, settled in ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Kenosha, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

9. Baraboo, Wisconsin (Including Devil's Lake State Park) Weekend Getaway
For the outdoors enthusiast, Baraboo may be known as the access point to numerous state parks that provide incredible hiking, fishing, ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Baraboo, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

10. Door County Wisconsin (Including Algoma, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, & Washington Island) Weekend Getaway
Door County's name is derived from the moniker “Porte des Morts,” which French explorers, inspired by the stories told by Potawatomi ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Sturgeon Bay, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

11. Wisconsin Dells: Carnival Along the Cliffs Weekend Getaway
The Wisconsin Dells is for the young and the young at heart. This is magnificent country, where natural formations of carved sandstone ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Wisconsin Dells, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

12. Kenosha Weekend Getaway
Kenosha, voted the "Second Best City to Raise a Family" by Readers Digest magazine, has been one of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Kenosha, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

13. Burlington and Elkhorn Weekend Getaway
No chocolate fanatic can possibly skip a visit to Burlington, home of Nestle Chocolate Company, USA. A day trip here is especially ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Elkhorn, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

14. Chicagoland, Chicago, Kane County, Milwaukee Baseball Trip Family Vacation
Illinois has a strong baseball tradition. America only has two cities — New York and Chicago—that have two major-league teams. And ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Chicago, IL - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

15. Cedar Grove, Oostburg, and Kohler-Andrae State Parks Weekend Getaway
After leaving Harrington Beach State Park, drive north along Sauk Trail Road and cross from Ozaukee County into Sheboygan County. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Oostburg, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

16. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Weekend Getaway
On the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, has a small-town spirit because it is more a collection of neighborhoods ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Milwaukee, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

17. Grafton, Saukville, West Bend, and Pike Lake State Park Weekend Getaway
For a fast getaway to a relatively rural area close to Milwaukee, this road trip can be done in a day or served up in delightfully ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press West Bend, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

18. Lower Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway: Past Time and Pastimes Weekend Getaway
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is more than 250 miles of protected waterway that includes the Namekagon River and the St. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Saint Croix Falls, WI - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

19. Madison and Spring Green: A Capital Adventure Weekend Getaway
“Madtown,” as some affectionately refer to Wisconsin’s water-laden state capital, is set on four freshwater lakes spanning more than ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Madison, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

20. Meqoun, Thiensville and Cedarburg Weekend Getaway
Large, oak-shaded homes and vast, landscaped lawns—with all the appropriate bayberry and rosebush adornment—generally mark this area, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Thiensville, WI - Day Trips from Milwaukee

 
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