Of course, the cheese? Yes, Wisconsin is synonymous with cheese. Hence the cheese head uniform isn’t an uncommon theme. Beyond the cliché of cheese and the Green Bay packers which are phenomenal draws there breathes a quaint Wisconsin gem. Green Bay is the oldest city in Wisconsin and the smallest city to host an NFL team.
Perhaps you haven’t been the best friend. Perhaps you haven’t had an opportunity since the bachelor party to get away with the fellas. More than likely you have neglected the thought of a guy’s trip because everyone has been pursing career goals? Lastly, the role of father can be oh so overwhelming and you find yourself last in pecking order? Well, those thoughts are done. Since you are busy, we formulated a travel plan and destination that will make jumping on a jet a breeze and easily persuading to your crew. It’s almost football season! Let’s Go Packing.
If you bleed green and gold you are destined for sheer excitement. However, if you are not a fan of the Green Bay Packers, you will be. The reasons you will fall in love are cheeses, rich history, filling foods and unparalleled hospitality. Admittedly, I wasn’t that knowledgeable about Green Bay, Wisconsin to include the Green Bay Packers prior to my journey to craft this article. Super Bowl champion Reggie White’s prowess on the field and jersey recognition made me somewhat familiar in years past. However, the fanatical spirit of Green Bay is immediate, evident and undeniable upon arrival. Intoxicating paraphernalia greets travelers upon touchdown at Austin Straubel International Airport. Consider yourself welcomed into the winner’s circle.
Here is your quick guide to organizing the ultimate guys getaway that will result in an annual travel ritual to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Green Bay Training Camp
Get up close and personal with world class athletes. The Packers organization is very unique in comparison to other football franchises in the NFL. The Packers are owned by the fans. You too can be a shareholder of this legacy. Now, this is truly FAN TASTIC! If ownership isn’t enough wow factor, fans and the public are invited to training camps. The Vince Lombardi legacy allowing kids to offer players bike rides to Ray Nitschke field continues today. The pictures of Dream Drive are inspiring, heartfelt and humbling. Highlight your journey with the Lambeau Field Tour and stand on the field of champions
Perhaps, you need rejuvenation and relaxation. Lodge Kohler is literally football field away from the action of the Packers home. This 4-star hotel will have you covered, comfortable and in close proximity to downtown Green Bay. More importantly, the Kohler Waters Spa was designed to treat the mind body and soul. Therefore, if by chance you arise with a hangover from the big game or guys retreat you can restore in peace before departing Wisconsin.
Titletown Brewing Company
Perhaps you will become a fan of Tap Room’s famous cheese curds or drunk mac & cheese pizza. Somehow, I figure you will be making a mad dash for the wide selection of Titletown ales, golds and lagers. Either way the Titletown Brewing Company will not disappoint you and friends. Located at the renovated Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot you will find entertainment, the perfect night cap and the best view of downtown Green Bay.
Perhaps, you don’t know a fine eatery in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Well now you do. From the signature 1951 west burger to the wild berry chicken salad there is something on the menu to dance across your tongue and delight your tummy. 1951 West serves truly refined cocktails and delicious American cuisine with a staff determined to make you smile.
Ski’s Meat Market
Perhaps you are looking for the best meat to throw on the grill while you are traveling. Well, Ski’s Meat Market has fine cuts of meat and a multitude of brats. Take a tour of this premiere facility and learn all you would ever need to know about meat. Meet the meat people they’ve got the answers for the carnivore in you.
New Zoo & Adventure Park
Perhaps you prefer to keep physically fit or you want to challenge the guys while traveling. The New Zoo & Adventure park offers dual “racing” zip lining, the aerial adventure course and the climbing tower. Not only will you get to meet over 200 individual animals you can get your adrenaline flowing with some healthy competition.
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
Perhaps you are in dire straits for a moment of peace and tranquility. Roam the 47 acres of horticulture in the spirit of adventure The Green Bay Botanical Gardens is more than a gorgeous backdrop of blossoms. Spend the afternoon learning and absorbing the knowledge to become a better green thumb. Your refreshed perspective will surely encourage you to beautify your personal garden and landscape surrounding your man cave.
The Automobile Gallery
Perhaps you will be lucky enough to encounter “Red”, the owner of The Automobile Gallery. From humble beginnings, of 1 car wash to owning multiple facilities, William “ Red” Lewis is down to earth and harmed with an infectious personality that will entertain you for an entire day while touring his showroom of cars. Truly a grown man’s Hot Wheels collection and unlike most museums that are stuffy with rope barriers you will be welcome to get behind the wheel of exotic cars to snap pictures until your heart is content.