Staycations have always been popular with home bodies and those looking to save money. With the recent spike in Covid-19, there’s never been a better time to staycation! Below we share some of our top ideas for a staycation in Green Bay, WI.
There is plenty to do in Green Bay, even if cheese and football aren’t your thing. (Although, let’s be honest, the cheese is pretty great 😉 ) Living in Green Bay has given us plenty of opportunity to take advantage of all of its great staycation activities. Check out some of our favorite stops below!
1. Neville Public Museum
The Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay is an attraction worth visiting. The museum offers rotating exhibits such as the Generations Gallery, Guns & Gowns, the 75th Art Annual, and a Discovery Room with hands-on activities, so don’t forget the sanitizer! The museum is reasonably priced as adult tickets are $7, child tickets $3, and children under five are free. There are special rates for active and veteran military. The first Wednesday of every month is free for Brown County residents! Hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The museum is closed on Mondays. The first Wednesday of the month hours are extended to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., allowing you to make the most of your free visit during your Green Bay staycation!
2. Captain’s Walk Winery
In my opinion, no Green Bay staycation would be complete without a trip to a winery! Captain’s Walk Winery is located in a historic building in downtown Green Bay. Rumor has it that the building is haunted, so be sure to ask the staff to share some of the building’s haunted history. A pre-selected daily wine tasting is $7 a person, which is inline with other tasting prices in the area. Consider buying some of the cider if it is not part of the selected tasting–you won’t be disappointed! Tours of the grounds are on hold due to Covid-19, but they are worthwhile if you happen to visit once they start up again. Hours for the winery are Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Interested in touring more wineries in Northeastern Wisconsin? Be sure to check out our article on Door County day trips here!
3. The Automobile Gallery
The Automobile Gallery in downtown Green Bay offers a collection of classic cars ranging from a 1912 Maxwell to a 2016 Shelby Hertz Edition. The car enthusiast in your life is sure to want to make this a stop on your Green Bay staycation. All of the cars on display have been restored and were driven to the Automobile Gallery. Admission is $8 for seniors and veterans, $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 7-17, and free for children ages six and under. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday, with the exception of Wednesday, when it closes at 11:30 a.m. for private events.
4. Sushi Lover
When on a staycation, you can obviously eat where the locals eat! Our favorite restaurant in Green Bay is Sushi Lover on Broadway. Here, you play a flat rate for lunch or dinner, then enjoy all-you-can-eat appetizers, hibachi, sushi rolls, and desserts. Lunch and dinner prices for adults are $14.99 and $22.99 respectively. If you have a healthy appetite, it can be a pretty good deal when you compare it to buying multiple rolls elsewhere in the area. The food is very high quality. Be sure to try the Snow Angel and Volcano rolls for a delicious experience.
5. Titletown Brewery Tour
What would a staycation to Green Bay be without a brewery tour?! Titletown Brewing Company offers tours for the adult drinker for $10, which includes four 6 oz. pours and a souvenir pint glass. I like how they offer a discounted tour for the designated drivers– it is only $5 and includes three root beer fills and a souvenir pint glass. After your tour, you can dine at the Titletown Brewery Restaurant. We recommend the elk and/or bison burgers and sweet potato fries!
6. Lambeau Field Tour
It is almost law that a Green Bay staycation must include a tour of Lambeau Field! This iconic stadium offers a variety of tours, including the Hall of Fame tour ($15 adults/$9 children), the Field Viewing tour ($15 adults/$9 children), or a combination of the two ($27 adults/$17 children). I did the combination tour a few years back and it was a lot of fun! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a wealth of history about the team and the grounds. We were able to run out the same tunnel as the Packers and tour the premium box seats. Note that some of the usual tours are unavailable due to Covid-19, but hopefully they will all be back once it has passed.
7. Kroll’s West Restaurant
If you are craving a nostalgic dining experience after touring Lambeau Field, be sure to head over to Kroll’s West! This restaurant is a popular game day stop. It is a bit of a greasy spoon, and offers burgers covered in butter, eight flavors of milkshakes and five flavors of sundaes, in addition to other options. Don’t forget to wear your fat pants, and get ready to please your taste buds.
8. Renard’s Cheese
It would not be a Wisconsin staycation without a stop at a cheese shop! In my opinion, Renard’s Cheese shop is one of the best in the area. They have locations in Sturgeon Bay and Algoma, which are both a short drive from Green Bay. The cute shop offers quite a few samples, including tastes of cheese curds, olive oil, dips, and fudge. If you are looking for something a little more filling, the Sturgeon Bay location also has a full-service deli with both indoor and outdoor seating. We recommend the yellow cheese curds and the smoked mozzarella whips.
What did we miss?! What are some of your favorite stops in the Green Bay area? Feel free to share below!