A rich history, a vibrant dining scene and fun sporting events are all hallmarks of Green Bay.
While the Packers football team is a major attraction here, look a little deeper and discover hidden gems that make this Wisconsin destination one to visit with friends and family — and cherish forever.
Outdoor activities, historical landmarks and unique shops give Green Bay a fun vibe all year long, not just during football season.
Green Bay is our state’s oldest settlement, founded in the 17th century. As a result, there are museums and attractions tailored to families and history buffs. Explore Native American artifacts and sites across the city. Be sure to stop by the National Railroad Museum for train rides, exhibits and self-guided tours.
Thanks to the bay and the Fox River, Green Bay is a top fishing destination. Catch a yellow perch or smallmouth bass with your family and friends. If fishing isn’t your thing, lounge by a freshwater beach or hike to some of the most awe-inspiring waterfalls found near the city, including the Wequiock and Fonferek falls.
Shopping for something old or new is always fun. Go antiquing at places like Antique Mall of Greater Green Bay and American Antiques & Jewelry. If you prefer brand-name stores, pay a visit to the Bay Park Square Mall.
Vibrant Foodie Scene
A depression-era hamburger joint, hip wine bars and everything in between make up the dining scene in Green Bay.
For a casual dining experience, stop at Al’s Hamburger Shop, which opened in 1934 and is a favorite spot for comfort food. Or catch a game over cheese curds and wings at the Fox Harbor Pub and Grill, also on the river.
For a dressier occasion, taste new vintages at Aardvark Wine Lounge and Amphora Wine Bar, to name a couple. Then, dine at Mackinaws Grill and Spirits, where you can enjoy dinner by one of six stone fireplaces. At Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine & Lounge, you’ll find cutting-edge fine dining in the heart of the historic district.
More to Lambeau Field
Walk around and explore the home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, which is open to the public and has more going on than football games.
Tour the Packers Hall of Fame and the stadium before grabbing a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant, 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Then, climb aboard the Packers Heritage Trail Trolley. On the tour, learn more about the century-old history of the Packers with several stops, including one at the old City Stadium.
Comfy Stays, Getting Here
Green Bay features hotel accommodations to fit your style and budget.
And if you’re looking for the best way to get here, we suggest flying into the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Or make it a road trip: Green Bay is within driving distance from other Wisconsin cities.
When you arrive in our city by the bay, you may want to catch a football game but be sure to explore Green Bay’s many hidden gems.