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Month: February 2017

Discover Green Bay this Winter

Green Bay downtownThe 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

Taste of 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.

 

Surprise your Valentine with a romantic getaway in Green Bay

Valentine red heartsF is for “falling-in-love” in February. What better way to find cupid than to take a mini-break with your Valentine. Green Bay is known for the Packers, but there is much more to this charming city on the Bay. This is a special place, where you’ll find small town charm and big city excitements. There are many wonderful things that you can do with your significant other, from spas, chocolates, and performing arts, to sports, wine tasting, and romantic dining. The Astor House Bed & Breakfast can help make your experience even more special.  We offer a cozy environment with five distinctively decorated rooms, each equipped with modern comforts. Four of the rooms feature double whirlpool tubs and most rooms have a gas fireplace. Call us today and make your reservations. Let us know your preference and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Romantic Night Time Activities Perfect For You & Your Valentine

There are many different ways to get out and enjoy the snow in Greater Green Bay this Feburary.  One activity that is consistently rated the most romantic is the night ski at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. You can ski by path lights, and then warm up by the fire or whirlpool in your room. If night skiing is not your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of other things to do in the evening. Sports fans will enjoy the  Green Bay Phoenix Women’s basketball team, or the Green Bay Gamblers hockey games are always fun to watch. If you are interested in performing arts, be sure to check out the calendar at Weidner Center and the Meyer Theatre.

Spa, Chocolates, & Wine – Essential Romantic Ingredients

Romantic dining with your ValentineDon’t forget to pamper your Valentine’s with a special spa treatment, followed of course by some indulgent chocolates. There are over half a dozen Spas in downtown Green Bay, offering services that range from pedicures to full body massages. Afterwards, Seroogy’s Chocolates in De Pere is a must visit. Locally, you won’t want to miss the confectins at Kaap’s Old World Chocolates or Beernsten’s Candies. Green Bay also has a number of wineries that make for an excellent, romantic afternoon stop.  Favorites include Captains Walk, Duck Creek, Mona Rose, and Parallel 44. For a romantic dinner, we have several suggestions: Angelina, SIL, Black and Tan Grille, and Plae Bistro. These are by no means the only choices. At the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we are more than happy to help you find the perfect restaurant. Last but not least, as your host at Astor House, we want to remind you that we offer room-service for breakfast. A perfect way to start the day of romantic outings. Give us a call today.

 

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