We are all familiar with the saying that ‘Midwest is the best’ and with its picturesque waterfronts, cheery nature and bounty of outdoor adventures, Wisconsin is the perfect honeymoon escape. Combining customer insights from over 128 million real guest reviews, Booking.com has revealed that 2018 is the year to dream big. With 45% of travellers aiming to top one or more destinations off their travel bucket list in the coming year, it’s time to seize the moment like never before and add this little-known vacation spot to your list.
Beer- Starting with the obvious, it’s well known that people in Wisconsin know how to eat, and they certainly know how to drink. So what better way to start a honeymoon than arriving in beer-crawl heaven? The home of Miller Coors and Pabst, Wisconsin is where many of the nation’s oldest breweries reside. A favourite spot is New Glarus Brewing, an award-winning mid-size brewer that makes seasonal releases all year-round. Other popular microbreweries and brew pubs include the Lakefront brewery, Spercher Brewing and Solly’s Grille.
Local food- As well as its drinking prowess, Wisconsin also has vast culinary offerings. With 42% of travellers looking to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans, take the opportunity to sample the state’s iconic eats. Known as ‘America’s little Switzerland,’ Wisconsin serves up some of the best cheese and home-produces sausages. And, if you’re a fan of pizza, visit one of five pizza farms, hosting famous pizza nights since the 1990s. If you’re looking for a more high-end dining scene, be sure to visit Madison.
Landscape- With 56% of travellers saying they want to do walking or hiking trips in 2018, Wisconsin’s Dells sandstone rock formations are the perfect way to explore the beautiful landscape on two feet. The formations can be viewed all along the Wisconsin River, offering some of the best views of the river.
Coastline and Waterfronts- The whole of Door Country offers a majestic road trip. On the Lake Superior side, the sea caves of the Apostle islands are a kayaker's dream. From here, you can hop on a ferry to Washington Island where there a plenty of spots to shack up in a woodland cottage.
Madison- While cities like Milwaukee and Green Bay may be well known, escape to the state’s capital, Madison, for a gateway of pristine nature, culture, shopping and plenty to eat. The average price of hotels start from £88 and top rated accommodation options include The Edgewater, Best Western Premier Park Hotel and The Madison Concourse hotel.
Milwaukee- When planning a trip to Wisconsin, Milwaukee is a city that shouldn’t be overlooked. From the people, to making some of the best beer in the world, there is plenty to do and see. Other attractions include Doctor’s Park, Bradford Beach and in the summer, the Summerfest is the biggest talk of the town. The average price of hotels start from £109 and top rated accommodation options include Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown and The Iron Horse Hotel.
Stargazing- What better way to inject some romance into a honeymoon than visiting one of the ten stargazing observatories state-wide. Here, there will countless opportunities for close-up views of the night sky, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot the Northern Lights around the coast.
Apostle Island sea caves- During the spring, summer or winter, thousands of visitors explore the Apostle Islands to discover the mainland sea caves, sandstone crannies and sizzling ice formations.
Noah’s Art Water Park- Booking.com has found that 34% of thrill seeking travellers are wanting to visit a world famous theme park and Noah’s Art Water Park is America’s biggest. You’ll find steep drops, rapid-filled rivers and a host of rides, perfect for a fun day out.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not- Discover the world’s oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in the Wisconsin Dells. Featuring three floors with 11 amazing galleries, you will experience puzzling illusions as you examine the large eclectic collection of odd and interesting things you will never see anywhere else.
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