The outdoor running season has finally arrived and the Green Bay Marathon is just around the corner. Few people are aware of the prolific running culture in this town. There are literally thousands of running trails and hundreds of running events each year in and around the city. It is no surprise that the Green Bay Marathon attracts over tens of thousands of runners. The event lasts for three days. It begins with a health and fitness expo where you can get the latest running gear, or receive tips on how to stay in shape. The expo is followed by 5K and 10K runs, and finishes with a half and full marathon on the last day. The popularity of the Green Bay Marathon owes to its easy terrain and scenic route. Six of the 26.2 miles follow the Fox River Recreational Trail. Another highlight is the chance to run around the gridiron in the Lambeau Field at the end. When all the races are finished, there will be a tailgate-themed party in the stadium parking area. You don’t need to be a Green Bay Packers fans to enjoy this party. Afterwards, come back and relax at the welcoming Astor House Bed and Breakfast; the perfect place to rest your muscles and unwind in Green Bay!
Green Bay Marathon Kicks Off the Running Season
While the Green Bay Marathon is not the first running event of the season, it definitely is the start of a busy running season in Green Bay. If you want to avoid the crowded Marathon, or maybe you just want to get more races under your belt, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Just in the month of June, there are the Aurora BayCare Triathlon, Bellin Run, and the Titletown Ultra Series. The Bellin Run–named after Dr. Bellin, the one-time owner of our very own Astor House Bed and Breakfast–is one of the more gentle races in Green Bay. The course begins at the Bellin Hospital, and features a run through tree-lined residential streets and a downhill stretch towards the end.
Astor House is the Perfect Basecamp for Running
The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Lambeau Field and three blocks from Bellin Hospital. We are perfectly situated to be your home base during these running events. Most rooms have a whirlpool tub, perfect for soaking sore feet after a long run. Make your reservations today.
Spring is just around the corner, and many places in Green Bay are starting to show the changes of the
season. March is a great time to visit Green Bay. Enjoy mid-week discounts before the busier (and more expensive) travel season kicks into gear. Famous for the Packers, Green Bay has a lot more to offer. You’ll find a range of activities to enjoy this spring, from history museums to microbreweries. At the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we have helped many guests make the most out of their trip. Whether it’s finding a good restaurant or planning local excursions to explore Green Bay, we can help. Conveniently located in the historic neighborhood, we are more than a bed and breakfast. Barb, our hostess, is always ready to help. This is why many of our guests are return visitors. Give us a call or check our availability. (more…)
The NFL Super Bowl LI is officially over and there are about 240 days left before football Sundays return. What to do with the free time? Take a mid-winter break and explore Green Bay. It is home to the famed Green Bay Packers, but there is much more than that to enjoy here. It has abundant arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities. Book a room at Astor House and get recharged. We are conveniently located in the historical district, just a short hop away from downtown and Lambeau Field. Give us a call today and inquire about our specials.
Quintessential Green Bay Attractions
If you are interested in history and enjoy performing arts, the Meyer Theatre is a real treat. It was originally opened as Fox Theatre about 88 years ago. Over the years, many celebrities had performed on stage. After a brief conversion to a movie house, it was restored back to the 1930’s Art Deco era charm. Today, the theatre offers over 170 live performances each year, including concerts and plays. If you are in town, don’t miss the opportunity to go watch a show. Be sure to check their calendar and book your tickets in advance.
Another must see in Green Bay is the Packers Hall of Fame. Displays include trophies from the Packers’ four Lombardi trophies, a replica of Vince Lombardi’s office, and technology enhanced interactive exhibits about the Packers’ history. Off season is an excellent time to visit the facility. You can take all the time you want. When finished, stop at the 1919 Kitchen & Tap across the atrium.
Notable Mid-Winter Events at Green Bay
What better way to celebrate Green Bay culture than to attend the Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44. It is an outdoor wine festival where you can to taste their award winning wines with grapes grown in Wisconsin.
First is wine, next is dine. The Brown County Taste of Wisconsin on February 28 is a great event where you get to taste the food prepared by over fifteen finest area chefs. Each one has created dishes featuring local farm or dairy products from Wisconsin.
Winter weather doesn’t stop us from having fun here in Green Bay. You don’t need to travel down to the Bayou to experience Mardi Gras. We are bringing New Orleans to Olde Main Street with spectacular entertainments, authentic Cajun food, and local artists!
With so many fun things to do in Green Bay, make your plan early and book your room with Astor House today.
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are nearly here again. There are many reasons to come to Green Bay this time of the year. Whether you are here to visit family, enjoy a little shopping, or celebrate the festivities, there is something for everyone. The downtown shopping district kicks off the holiday season on November 18, when the district will be illuminated with tree lights. Many shops will stay open until 8 pm so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. The festivities continues the following day with a morning holiday parade. Another popular event that many locals and frequent Green Bay visitors look forward to is Gallery Nite. It is the biggest shopping and art extravaganza, and features shops hosting artists, musicians, restaurants tastings, free trolley and pedicab rides, art demos, and more! This year, it will take place on November 17. Centrally located Astor House is the perfect bed and breakfast. Book your room here so you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the holiday spirit in Green Bay this year! (more…)
The highly anticipated annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh is finally here! On July 25th by Lake Winnebago, just a quick hour-long drive south of Green Bay, the air will be abuzz with the hum of engines and excitement. With it come droves of industry professionals and fascinated visitors of all ages. No matter your affinity for planes, from professional pilots to awestruck spectators, there is something for everyone during (more…)
It’s almost that time of year every Green Bay Packers fan has been waiting for: the chance to see their favorite team in action under the legendary lights of Lambeau Field. July and August are chock-full of pre-season events so don’t throw a Hail Mary on your vacation plans this year. Get ahead of the game and book your stay at Astor House (more…)
With thousands of acres dedicated to parks and trails for recreational use, there is no shortage of places and ways to get outside for a little exercise when in Green Bay. Whether you enjoy the challenge of rugged terrain for biking and hiking, the adrenaline rush that comes from participating in organized sports, or surrounding yourself with quiet solitude in green spaces, you can find what you’re looking for in Green Bay. This spring, Green Bay will once again be hosting some wonderful running events, including the popular Green Bay Marathon and the Bellin Run. Whether you plan to participate in or just watch these great events, the the Astor House is the perfect place to stay. Book your room at our historic Bed and Breakfast now, so you’ll have a quiet retreat waiting for you at the end of a long day. (more…)
Like many people the world over, the holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family, to keep up with long-standing traditions, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. Though this is one of the busiest seasons for many families, it’s also a wonderful time to getaway from the hectic rush of our over-scheduled lives, and to enjoy those things that truly matter. Maybe this year is a time to discover new traditions and make new memories. Getaway to to the magical holiday season in Green Bay this winter, and you’ll find the festive atmosphere you’ve been dreaming of. Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today before you get too busy. (more…)
The city of Green Bay, nestled along the northern shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, is a prideful city blessed with an abundance of natural resources ripe for outdoor adventure, fantastic year-round sports teams, a bustling shopping community featuring a wide array of unique and independent shops, top restaurants, breweries, and wineries, and a spectacular visual and performing arts community. For all of these reasons and more, there is no doubt that Green Bay should be at the top of your list as your next travel destination. With the wonderful ArtStreet event coming up at the end of August, we can’t think of a better time to book your room at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast so that you experience the best of this charming city. (more…)
Packer Fever is ratcheting up again in Green Bay. Even if you’re not a football fan, you’ve likely heard of the Green Bay Packers football team. Thoughthe regular season isn’t set to start for another couple of months, there is still plenty of Packer-related fun to be had during the summer months in Green Bay. Late in June, the Packers announced their summer training camp schedule, as this amazing team gears up for another season of spectacular football. This year’s training camp features 16 practices which are open to the public, in addition to four preseason games and the annual Family Night practice that happens at Lambeau Field. The fun is set to start on July 29th, when the Packers report for training. Located just a short distance from the stadium, our Bed and Breakfast Inn is the perfect place to stay while you watch the Green Bay Packers in action. (more…)