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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

Make Self-Care A Priority In 2018

Self-Care Begins in Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary is a time when people around the world set new goals for the coming year. This year, make self-care a priority. We all know we can do everything better, if you just make the time to take care of yourself first.  Easier said than done!  If you are looking for solitude or quiet time with your significant other after the holidays, Green Bay has much to offer. Come and explore the thousands of miles of trails, many situated along the Fox River or in the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, along with a variety of other places.  Green Bay has excellent conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter as well, so the cold weather isn’t an excuse to keep away. If you want an activity that can get your adrenaline going, try skijoring or ice climbing. Or, head down to Packer’s Titletown District, new to Green Bay this year. Their tubing hill and skating rink have quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors. 

We know how important it is to make time for self-care, and also how hard it is to make yourself a priority! Take advantage our many winter specials, including the mid-week discounts at Astor House, and book your getaway to our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today Continue reading

Give Your Packers Fan A Holiday in Green Bay

Are you or your significant other a Green Bay Packers Football GamePackers fan? Give yourself or your partner the perfect gift this holiday season, and visit Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers will have a home game on December 23rd. If you have tickets to the game, that’s great! Even if you don’t have the tickets, you can join the tailgate party in Resch Center. The party ends 30 minutes before kickoff. This gives you plenty of time to get to Lambeau Field or a sports bar nearby, such as the Stadium View, Burkel’s, or D2Sports Pub. Looking for comfort, elegance, and convenience for your accommodations? Astor House Bed and Breakfast is the best choice. It is located within 10 minutes of Lambeau Field and Resch Center, and a short hop from many of Green Bay’s best shopping and dining destinations. Book your room today. Continue reading

Football and Shopping: See Why Green Bay Has it All

Green Bay Packers Family Night holiday FireworksThis season of giving, give that special person the perfect getaway to Green Bay. There are many things to do and see in Green Bay besides the Packers. Whether you are a diehard Cheesehead or not, there is a new attraction at the Lambeau Field, aptly called Titletown. Join us in Titletown, where the Winter Jubilee Light Show is on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The holiday-themed lights, music and special effects will surely help get you into the holiday spirit. Interested in winter sports? You can have some fun ice-skating or “biking” at the ice rink there. The tubing hill will open as soon as weather permits. Shopping is also available at the district, from Packer’s themed merchandise to other unique gift items.

Astor House Bed and Breakfast is only 10 minutes from Lambeau Field, and a short hop from the Broadway shopping district in Green Bay. It offers modern comforts in a charming historic house. Reserve your room today! Continue reading

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