The holiday season is just around the corner and Green Bay is the perfect place for you to get into the spirit. Starting in mid-November, the Green Bay Broadway shopping district will be illuminated with stunning light displays. Many shops will keep their doors open till past 8 pm, so shoppers can get a head start on shopping lists this season. While you’re in town, don’t miss the Garden of Lights at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. This holiday favorite starts on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Come and see a quarter of a million lights in rainbow colors tastefully arranged to enchant and dazzle. Astor House is centrally located so you don’t have to travel far to enjoy this magical season in Green Bay! Book your room today. (more…)
If you love football, there’s no better place to be than at Green Bay in September. Our hometown team, the Packers are playing in Lambeau Field again! There’s something extra special this year because the Titletown District phase 1 is opening on September 15. It is a year-round park with a new football field open to the public and a playground with Packers’ themed installations. This development is another example of the special relationship between the Packers and Green Bay. The best way to experience the legendary football team history is to join a tour. You can take an air-conditioned trolley, or for something a little more unique, see Green Bay via a Segway. You’ll find all of these fabulous ideas and more are a great way to experience life in Green Bay. Reserve a room at centrally located Astor House Inn today. (more…)
Attention food-Lovers! Green Bay Restaurant Week is happening from July 13 to 20, 2017. This weeklong event gives foodies and anyone who enjoys good food the perfect opportunity to dine in and around Green Bay at amazing prices. There are close to sixty participating restaurants serving various ethnic cuisines, including American, Irish, Italian, Mediterranean, and Mexican. Many talented chefs have personalized each menu to reflect their culinary style. Give yourself time in Green Bay so you can dine at as many restaurants as possible. Tickets are not required, but reservations are highly recommended. Astor House is conveniently located for your restaurant excursions. We would be happy to help you choose where to go. Call today or book online to reserve a room for your stay. (more…)
In case you haven’t heard, the Thornberry Creek at Oneida will be hosting the inaugural LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Classic from July 3 to 9. This event will no doubt attract many professionals, amateurs as well as spectators. Make your lodging plans now so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. Located just 20 minutes from Oneida, Astor House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay in Green Bay. Astor House is housed in a charming historic mansion, and is equipped with modern amenities. Amenities include air-conditioned rooms, private baths with double whirlpool tubs, cable TV, and free wifi throughout the house. There are at least two dozens public golf courses within 30-minutes from Astor House, includingThe Highland Ridge Golf Course and Oneida Golf & Country Club. Start planning your golf getaway in Green Bay this summer. Check our availability today. (more…)
Swing, tap and boogie your way to Green Bay this June. There are several fantastic music events that you don’t want to miss. If you like music, you want to be in Green Bay this month because there is something for everyone. Billy Joel will be performing on June 17, in Lambeau Field, home field of the Packers! This show is guaranteed to be a sold out. If you haven’t gotten the tickets, do it immediately after you finish reading this blog. If you have the concert tickets but haven’t confirmed your accommodation yet, call Barb at Astor House now. This B&B is the perfect place for concert attendees whether you want to unwind or rejuvenate. Astor House is a historical manor located only ten minutes from the stadium and is close to many dining and shopping venues. It is both charming and convenient. Check their availability here.
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! (more…)
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…)