Worth the Drive

Worth the Drive: Wineries

There’s nothing like spending the day at a winery to celebrate summer. These nearby options offer so much more than just refreshing sips. You’ll find live music, yoga classes, artisan pizza and even the chance to bottle your own varietal.  Vines & Rushes, Ripon What started as the family farm ended up becoming Vines & READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Boutique Hotels 

Boutique hotels aren’t your ordinary accommodations. They offer a unique experience you won’t find at the standard chain hotels – nods to history, custom rooms, chef inspired cuisine and often a chance to meet and mingle with other guests. Put these beautiful boutique hotels on your travel list this summer for an unforgettable place to READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Cedarburg 

For a town with all the charm of a Hallmark movie, look no further than Cedarburg. Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee on the picturesque Cedar Creek, the town of 11,000 residents offers the perfect blend of old and new.  Consistently ranked as a favorite small-town getaway, Cedarburg is certainly worth the drive. Visitors READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Marinette County 

With the advantages of a bustling, burgeoning county seat juxtaposed with 231,000 acres of county forest and exceptional inland waters – including lakes, trout streams and waterfalls – the city of Marinette and greater Marinette County are a vacationer’s paradise.  “We’re a unique area that’s not often thought about,” says the city of Marinette’s former READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Princeton 

Princeton is a paradoxical destination. It’s a place where hip, farm-to-table eateries coexist with hometown bars serving up deep-fried fare. Fine artists share space with farmers (sometimes they are even one in the same) and trendy boutiques thrive alongside one of the state’s largest Amish communities. Meat raffles and art show openings occur simultaneously. Princeton’s READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Rustic Roads & Scenic Drives 

Posted on Jul. 9, 2020 by Emily Speers

Whether you are eager for a road trip or wanting to stay closer to home, these drives offer the perfect solution. Located about an hour or two from the Fox Cities, these rustic roads and scenic drives feature the history, nature and scenery that give us pride in calling Wisconsin home. In 1973, Wisconsin State READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Drive-In Restaurants 

Posted on Jul. 9, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

These drive-in restaurants just beyond the Fox Cities offer a dose of nostalgia for hungry roadtrippers. You’ll be sure to find a community-oriented atmosphere in any of these popular spots. Many of these drive-ins have been staples of their towns for decades, and are beloved by locals and visitors alike.  Milty Wilty, Wautoma  Milty Wilty READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Outdoor Art 

During a season of social distancing, outdoor activities take on a whole new level of importance. Exploring outdoor art pieces, both public and private, is a great way to safely spend a summer day.  Art in Public Spaces, Sheboygan Anyone with an admiration for large sculptures and murals would benefit from a day trip to READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Mayville

Situated along the Rock River in Dodge County, Mayville is considered the gateway to the Horicon Marsh where fishing, birding, exploring and hiking are all at your fingertips. Outdoorspeople and naturalists of all kinds will find recreation and adventure in the area’s abundant environmental beauty, pristine parks and natural resources. In addition, Mayville’s historic downtown READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Iola/Scandinavia

Posted on Jul. 2, 2020 by Cody Wiesner

Discover two hidden Wisconsin gems you might have overlooked. Perfect for bikers, skiers and history buffs, these close-knit hamlets boast an unforgettable array of outdoor activities matched only by an unquenchable commitment to preserving local and Wisconsin history. Dining To-Do List These eateries will keep you fueled from morning to night. Crystal Café Crystal Café READ MORE