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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

Wine Tasting in Green Bay

wine tasting around Green BayWisconsin is a state full of opportunities for outdoor recreation for the enthusiastic adventurer.  With a variety of hiking and biking trails and waterways for boaters, Green Bay is no exception.  However, there is more to Green Bay than natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and the Green Bay Packers.  Each of the communities in the Greater Green Bay area have unique shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, fantastic restaurants, burgeoning nightlife, and wonderful family attractions for all ages.  If you’re looking for a unique and relaxing getaway to the Greater Green Bay area, trying wine tasting your way through the region.  Book your room at our charming and historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today, and start exploring the regions wonderful wineries Continue reading

Plan Ahead for These Summer Events in Green Bay

Top Summer Events in Green Bay, WisconsinGreen Bay is truly a four season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter the time of year. In light of Green Bay’s popularity, many of the town’s most popular events require a little advanced planning to ensure you have both tickets and a place to stay. To that end, we’ve put together a guide to some of the top reasons to visit Green Bay this summer, in hopes of helping you make the most of your time in our charming and historic city, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.  There are no finer accommodations in Green Bay than the Astor House Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room today, and get a start on your summer plans before it’s too late. 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.

Running Marathons and Other Races in Green Bay

Green Bay Marathon and Running RacesThe outdoor running season has finally arrived in Green Bay! Few people are aware of the prolific running culture in this town, but it’s definitely become a popular race destination for athletes around the country. There are thousands of running trails and hundreds of running events each year in and around the city.  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.

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Bird Watching in Green Bay

Bird Watching in Green Bay, WisconsinThe spectacular Bay of Green Bay is one of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world, making it prime habitat for waterfowl that migrate through northern Wisconsin.  Bird watching enthusiasts from around the country flock to the shores of Green Bay each year for opportunities to see these birds up close.  In Green Bay, you’ll find a great variety of wildlife sanctuaries, preserves, and other natural spaces to enjoy, each home to a unique subset of habitats and bird species to enjoy.  No matter whether you’re an experienced birder or new to the sport, this spring is a great time for bird watching.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

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

The Best Walking Trails in Green Bay

Best Walking Trails Green BayThough Green Bay has a thriving downtown, it is the nature that surrounds this beautiful city that makes it special.  Though we still have a little bit of winter to get through, it’s almost spring, which means it’s time to start talking about enjoying everything Green Bay has to offer again.  Spring time in Green Bay is special; 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.  Through a variety of wildlife preserves, parks, and walking trails, there are thousands of acres of nature to be enjoyed in Green Bay.  Book your room at our historic Green Bay Bed and Breakfast this spring, and explore the miles upon miles of walking trails in Green Bay. Continue reading

The Most Romantic Things To Do in Green Bay

romantic getaway at our Green Bay Bed and BreakfastDo you find yourself dreaming of a relaxing and romantic getaway, to help pass the time during these cold winter months? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we can think of no better time to plan some time away, just the two of you.  We have the perfect place in mind for you, too.  Our Bed and Breakfast is Green Bay’s top choice for romantic lodging.  Let us do all the work for you, so you can spend your time relaxing and focusing on each other.  Romance is our business, and no one does it better.  Book a romantic getaway with us this winter, and enjoy a relaxing stay at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast. Continue reading

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