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Green Bay’s Top Breweries

Best Breweries in Green BayIf you’re at all into drinking beer, then you probably have heard of the craft brew craze taking over taps across America.  Despite the fact that the large-scale breweries that once made Wisconsin famous have slowly disappeared over the years, beer is still very much an integral part of our culture.  Without a doubt, craft beer tours have become as popular as wine touring and in some areas are far more accessible. With breweries of every size and style popping up across the country, there has never been a better time to enjoy the very best brews Wisconsin has to offer. Craft breweries are known for their ingenuity and with such a collaborative community here in Green Bay, they are coming up with exciting new beers that offer something for everyone to try. Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today, and discover the best beer in Green Bay. Continue reading

igNight Market in Green Bay

IgNight Market on Broadway in Green BayIf you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing place to getaway this summer, then the charming city of Green Bay, nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northern Wisconsin, should be next on your list. Green Bay is of course known for Packer Football. But did you also know it’s a surprisingly wonderful destination for art lovers?  In the Green Bay art scene you’ll find it all, from beautiful locally produced art to top quality performing arts.  Art enthusiasts can spend their days in Green Bay browsing local art galleries, taking in spectacular performances at the various Green Bay venues, or even getting involved and making art at local classes and events.  One of our favorite things about the summer months in Green Bay is the traveling IgNight Market, which features local artists and artisans. Book your room at our charming Bed and Breakfast today, and get ready to discover another side of Green Bay. Continue reading

Browse the Farmer’s Market in Green Bay

Green Bay Farmer's MarketIf there’s one tried and true way to experience Green Bay as the locals know it, it’s by visiting a local Farmer’s Market. Nothing showcases the talents and resourcefulness of a community more than a local market, and those in Green Bay are no exception. In fact, the Downtown Green Bay Farmer’s Market has been running strong since 1917. That means the markets have been a part of Green Bay’s culture longer than the Green Bay Packers. Needless to say, Green Bay harbors a deep history with this markets, and it’s a truly incredible piece of our city worth visiting.  The next time you stay with us at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, make sure you take the time to visit one of our incredible Farmer’s Markets in Green Bay.

Green Bay Top Farmer’s Markets

The Saturday Market in downtown is not only the oldest, but also the most popular of the Farmer’s Markets in Green Bay. The Saturday Farmer’s Market opens for the season on May 26, and will run every weekend through October.  The market hosts over 100 local vendors, each of which must come from within a 75-mile radius of Green Bay and grow, make, cook or prepare their own products. It’s truly a showcase of the best goods produced here in Green Bay.  There are also a variety of fantastic live music performances and events each Saturday at the market, and an experience you won’t want to miss.

Another wonderful Farmer’s Market to visit are the Wednesday evening markets on Broadway, which has grown to include 150 vendors, and is the largest public market in Green Bay.  Opening Day for this market is May 30, 2018, and it will run into September. While this market is a wonderful place to stock up on local fruits and vegetables and enjoy some boutique shopping, it’s really known for its food and drink offerings.  Instead of sitting down for one big meal, you can spend your evening grazing your way from food vendor to food vendor, and enjoy a taste of Green Bay’s top restaurants.  You can also relax in the beer garden, which features pours from Green Bay’s own breweries. It’s a fantastic evening treat in the middle of the week.

Local Produce at the Green Bay Farmer's MarketAdditional Farmers Markets to Visit

There are a couple of notable Farmer’s Markets nearby that are also worth a visit. The De Pere Market is Thursday evenings in Seroogy’s Chocolate parking lot. Afterwards, enjoy a walk around historic Downtown De Pere and the RiverWalk, where you’ll enjoy scenic views of the Fox River. The Oneida Market on Thursdays, run by the Oneida Nation, is a wonderfuly place to browse Oneida and other locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants, sweet grass and naturally raised or grown products. You can also find handmade Oneida arts and crafts.

The entire Green Bay Farmer’s Market experience offers something for everyone, and is a great way to spend a relaxing morning or evening during your stay at the Astor House. Many of the incredible ingredients found at our local Farmer’s Markets make their way into your breakfast each morning at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast. Book your stay today, and enjoy this fresh insight into Green Bay’s local culture.

Explore the Fox River Trail

Fox River Trail in Green Bay, WisconsinThere’s one thing that keeps Green Bay from being like every other large city in the Midwest, and that is the incredible green spaces that surround us here.  Even though it’s still a little chilly up north, spring has officially arrived in Green Bay, which means Mother Nature’s grand reawakening is underway. It’s one of our favorite times to be is beautiful nature-driven city.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are migrating through the area, and the parks are beginning to green up again.  The lush nature and distinctive landscapes along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan offer visitors to the area a variety of ways in which to enjoy the great outdoors, but one of our favorite things to do is walk along the Fox River Trail.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast this spring, and explore the many miles of this trail with us this spring. Continue reading

Best Fall Getaways Around Green Bay

Romantic Getaway on Green BayAs daylight gets shorter and the holiday season draws nearer, it’s time for a getaway. While the temperature has dropped, winter has not yet arrived. This is the best time to travel as there are fewer people on the road and in the parks. If you hurry, you can still catch the fall color in the Green Bay area, from golden yellow to crimson red. You can simply stroll along the Fox River or take a drive to neighboring Door County. When you’re ready for a relaxing and convenient place to stay, the Astor House Bed and Breakfast in the historic district of Green Bay is the perfect place. Its old world charm, equipped with all modern amenities, has delighted many guests. With only five themed rooms, it is a popular place for those who want cozy and cheerful accommodations. Make your reservation online today! Continue reading

Fun Activities in Green Bay This October

Green Bay has many things to doAre you looking for fun new activities to do in Green Bay this October?  Yes, it’s football season. Beyond that, you may not be aware that from sports to history, arts to nature, and casual to fine dining, Green Bay has much to offer. So, whether you are coming here to watch the Packers play in Lambeau Field or for a business trip, you’ll want to add a few days to your itinerary and explore around the area. Starting in October, our ice hockey team, the Green Bay Gamblers, will be gliding on ice and passing the puck at the Resch Center. Athletes will want to participate in the Green Bay duathlon.  It’s a 2 mile run, followed by a 19 mile bike ride, and ending with another 2 mile run.  The event will kick off at the Bay Beach Amusement Park on Oct 21. Still looking for more to do? Eaglemania is coming to Meyer Theatre, also on Oct 21. If you like The Eagles, you will love EagleMania! With so many things happening in Green Bay in October, be sure to make your reservations early. The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located for all your activities and excursions. Call us today or reserve a room here. Continue reading

Exploring Green Bay in September

Lambeau Field Green Bay Packers Training CampIf 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. Continue reading

Best Spots to Watch Football in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers Football StadiumFootball fans, your long wait is over. The Green Bay Packers preseason games have begun. You may still have a chance to find a ticket or two online for the game at Lambeau Field on August 31st. Another fun way to watch the games is amongst Cheeseheads at one of five best sports bars in Green Bay. Whether you’re in town for the football game or not, rest assured that the city has much more to offer. Whether you are a nature lover, an active outdoor person, or a foodie, you will find plenty of choices. We’ve made a few suggestions below to help you make a fun-filled visit. But first of all, make your reservations with Astor House. We are a Bed and Breakfast located only 10 minutes from Lambeau Field. Check the availability here. Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy Summer in Green Bay

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Green Bay. The warm weather and long daylight hours means more time to enjoy the time outdoors! With numerous parks, waterways, vineyards, farms, and nature preserves nearby, the only challenge is to decide what to do. Finding a good place to stay that is comfortable and convenient is essential. The Astor House is a short distance from the Fox River trail and several golf courses, as well as close to shopping and dining. You can step out for fun, and return to relax before your next outing. It is a perfect setting for leisure and convenient for business. Check our availability here. Continue reading

LPGA Classic Tournament Coming to Green Bay

Golf Tournament - LPGA ClassicIn 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. Continue reading

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