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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

Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Green Bay

Green Bay downtown is decorated with holiday lightsThe 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. Continue reading

A Romantic Weekend Getaway in Green Bay

Romantic Getaway on Green BayLooking for the perfect way to spend time with your loved one in Green Bay? How about a romantic weekend or date night with just the two of you? Whether it’s for a wedding anniversary or to get away from the regular routine, you will find the Astor House is that special place. A historical house equipped with modern amenities, including in-room fireplaces and whirlpool or soaking tubs, this Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in the heart of Green Bay. Book online today, and select one of our five themed rooms for your stay. Continue reading

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.

 

Top Running Events in Green Bay

Green Bay Running eventsWith 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. Continue reading

Romance at the Spas of Green Bay This Winter

Spas Green Bay Winter GetawayThe busy holiday season has come and gone yet again, and another new year is upon us.  Winter enthusiasts are thrilled by the opportunity to break out the skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles, and head outside to enjoy Wisconsin’s winter wonderland.  For others, though, this is about the time of year that we really start looking forward to the warmer spring months on the horizon.  If that’s you, and you need a little boost to get you through the rest of winter, then know that now is the perfect time to plan a little romantic getaway to Green Bay.  Explore the hidden treasures in Northern Wisconsin, where you’ll find beautiful wildlife sanctuaries, plenty of history and culture to enjoy, a vibrant performing arts community, a thriving downtown shopping scene, and of course some relaxing spas to help you make the most of your time here.  Book your winter getaway at our historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today.   Continue reading

Winter Weekend in Green Bay

Winter Weekend Green BayWhether you’re in town for a Packers Game, visiting friends or family, or just exploring the area, Green Bay is a wonderful place to be this winter. 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.  Wrap up what has been another magical holiday season in Green Bay with a little shopping, great dining, a night of entertainment, and more.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today.   Continue reading

A Day in Charming Downtown De Pere

Green Bay De PereWe spend a lot of time talking about the wonderful things Green Bay has to offer for visitors to this charming city.  And it’s true; there is an abundance of fun and excitement in the Green Bay area.  Whether you’re a packer football fan or an avid sports enthusiasts, or whether you’d rather enjoy a refreshing hike or walk through our many natural areas, take in fine and performing arts, celebrate at fun festivals, eat delicious cuisine, or spend the day shopping, Green Bay has something for you.  Despite having so much at your fingertips in Green Bay, we’d be remiss to mention the other charming towns, such as De Pere, that are very worth visiting for a day.  Our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated in Green Bay so that you can take advantage of all of its great amenities, so don’t miss your chance to book your room this summer or fall. Continue reading

Green Bay Restaurant Week is Set to Begin

Green Bay RestaurantsOne of the many great things about going on vacation is experiencing what life is like for the local crowds.  Often, one of the most enjoyable ways to do this is to sample the local cuisine.  People all across Wisconsin have long had a love affair with good food, and Green Bay is no different.  Whether you’re in the mood for that great waterfront seafood destination, the iconic Northwoods supper club that Wisconsin is famous for, or of course the unique and ever-popular Friday Fish Fry, Green Bay has it.  Whatever it is you’re craving, the delicious flavors at our fantastic Green Bay Restaurant Week will surprise you, and now is the best time to feed your inner foodie.  Book a room at our Bed and Breakfast Inn today. Continue reading

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