Where to Stay
Hotel options are of the generic sort, but some provide more local flair than others.
Hyatt on Main: Located in the heart of downtown Green Bay within walking distance of nightlife and restaurants such as KoKo’s and the Black & Tan Grille, this recently remodeled hotel is the closest you’ll find to luxury in the city. 333 Main St., 920-432-1234, greenbay.hyatt.com
Radisson Hotel: Across from the Green Bay airport, this hotel is also conveniently attached to the Oneida Bingo and Casino, which is run by the Oneida Tribe. The hotel has a corresponding lodge-like lobby and newly renovated rooms, creating the perfect rustic yet modern setting. 2040 Airport Dr., 920-494-7300, radisson.com
Comfort Suites: Ideal for families, the Comfort Suites water park splash area is enough to keep the kids busy while you unwind from a day of rollercoasters and river rides. 1951 Bond St., 920-499-7449, comfortsuitesgb.com
Tundra Lodge: You know you’re close to Lambeau when the streets are named after former Packers. This lodge-like hotel, located on Lombardi Avenue, boasts an indoor water park that rivals those found in the Dells, but with a special Northwoods flair. 865 Lombardi Ave., 920-405-8700, tundralodge.com
Make your trip educational by dropping in at these notable historical stops.
Hazelwood Historic House Museum: Built in 1837 along the Fox River, the home was constructed with nautical transit in mind. Guides give a thorough history of the nearby Fox River’s role in the trading industry through the story of the family who owned the home for more than 100 years. The jury is still out on whether or not the house is actually haunted.
Heritage Hill State Park: Located along the Fox River, the 50-acre park includes paved roads leading to several authentic buildings—including five on the National Register—and is filled with volunteers dressed in authentic clothing from Green Bay’s beginnings. Don’t miss the Fur Trader’s Cabin, where kids can play with real pelts and talk to a trader about how fur trading improved the relationship between the Native Americans and the white settlers in the area.
Meyer Theatre: Ghosts have been rumored to live among the textured plaster walls, elaborate gold-leaf-clad columns, and colorfully painted statues at this Spanish–styled theater downtown. In the theater’s heyday, it hosted Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Johnny Cash. If you appreciate the likes of the Twin Cities’ Heights Theatre, a trip to the Meyer Theatre is a must.