Wisconsin’s infectious vibe is summed up by the state’s tagline, Gemütlichkeit, which means warmth, friendliness and good cheer. But welcoming locals aren’t the only draw – from the Great Lakes to its buzzing cities, Wisconsin’s breathtaking landscapes and endless cultural attractions are hard to beat. Get a fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Wisconsin.
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in southeast Wisconsin, cosmopolitan Milwaukee is the state’s largest metropolis and bursts with culture, music, dining and shopping. The city has a long beer-making history with many local breweries offering tours and tastings, while you’ll also find plenty of trendy craft beer joints such as Barleypop Tap & Shop. Milwaukee’s waterside location creates a unique blend of urban buzz and chilled-out tranquillity, as visitors can explore some of the state’s best museums in the morning before spending the afternoon lazing on the golden sands of North Beach.
Wisconsin’s south-central region is home to state capital Madison, where you can admire the imposing State Capitol building and stroll through the pretty University of Wisconsin campus. Shopaholics can indulge in a little retail therapy on State Street or browse high-end brands at Hilldale Shopping Center. Those seeking family fun should head north to Wisconsin Dells, the official Waterpark Capital of the World, where you can take a boat ride along the Wisconsin River to view the dramatic sandstone bluffs that soar above the water.
Friendly neighbourhoods and rugged natural beauty epitomise the state’s heartland, where the landscape varies from pastoral farm towns to characterful cities. Wausau is Wisconsin’s skiing hub, where the best slopes can be found in the Rib Mountain State Park and the Nine Mile Forest; while Waupaca is famous for its Chain O’ Lakes, a string of 22 glassy spring-fed pools. The riverside city of Stevens Point is a memorable urban stop-off where you can stroll around a fascinating downtown historic district and cycle the Green Circle State Trail past attractions including a sculpture park.
Southwest Wisconsin is a place of astonishing natural beauty, with a landscape of deep valleys and steep wooded bluffs that’s bordered by the Mississippi River. Take in the spectacular views during a drive along the Great River Road, a historic national scenic byway that follows 250 miles of the Mississippi; and cycle the scenic Elroy-Sparta State Trail, stopping at charming little towns along the way.
The state’s north-western region is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, is a popular spot for boating, fishing, swimming and kayaking. This beautiful lake’s vast waters fringed by idyllic beaches have inspired countless poets, artists and photographers. Head to Wisconsin Point to visit Native American burial grounds, admire the Superior Entry lighthouse and spot wildlife including migrating birds and whitetail deer. Northwest Wisconsin is also home to the breathtaking Apostle Islands, where visitors can kayak in warmer weather and explore the famous ice caves created when Lake Superior freezes over.
The aquatic adventure continues in the northeast, where thousands of glistening lakes and waterways await boaters, anglers and swimmers. Explore Door County’s stunning shoreline, quaint waterfront villages and sprawling state parks while savouring world-class local cuisine. Game fishers will be in their element in the popular Eagle River area, which encompasses a chain of 28 lakes; while Minocqua is a watersports haven where endless lakes, streams and ponds lend themselves to fishing, waterskiing and boating. Minocqua is also a great hiking and biking destination, with a network of scenic trails and lots of local wildlife to spot.
Further south in the east central region, holiday-makers flock to the sandy shores of Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches and delightful lighthouses. The welcoming communities that make up the Fox Cities are Wisconsin’s premier shopping destination and a burgeoning foodie hotspot; while in maritime capital Manitowoc, you can delve into the state’s fascinating shipbuilding past at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
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