Guys, summer feels SO CLOSE. If you’re like me, you’re digging out the boxes of summer clothes from the basement and making plans for making the most of this summer. But isn’t this a promise we make to ourselves every year? Let’s make this summer in Wisconsin unforgettable by doing ALL (and I do mean ALL) of these 15 unforgettable things.
1. Kayak through the sea caves at the Apostle Islands.
It's one things to finally get up to see the Apostle Islands, and quite another to kayak through the sea caves. Trips are available for novices and experts.
2. Go to a drive-in movie theater.
Sadly, these places are disappearing. While some are still around, bring the kiddos, put a mattress in the back of the truck, and check out some movies.
3. Eat things on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Of course, there are many other activities at the Wisconsin State Fair other than stuffing your face. But, when in Rome...
4. Decide for yourself who makes the best frozen custard in Wisconsin.
This is an incredibly important thing to know. Kopp's? Leon's? Zesty's? What's your favorite?
5. Rock out at Summerfest.
Did you know that the world's largest music fest happens right here in Milwaukee? Brave the crowds and go this year.
6. Get out on the water at Quarry Beach.
Honestly, this has to be the most amazing thing ever. Let's all meet up.
7. Explore shipwrecks like never before.
Unfortunately, many ships have wrecked in our waters over the years. But you can tour them by scuba diving. Really, you have to see it to believe it.
8. Finally get out and explore Circus World.
There is so much incredible Ringling Brothers history here. You will really be amazed by how many historic pieces have been preserved.
9. Dine on a rooftop.
Go beyond eating on a patio or on a picnic and venture out to the roof. You can find Wisconsin restaurants that offer rooftop dining across the state. Pictured here: Fresco (Madison).
10. Tour a brewery.
Whether you choose to go to New Glarus or do the Miller Brewery tour, you should definitely see how Wisconsin makes beer. Also, free samples!
11. Take someone out to the ball game.
Whether it's the big leagues or the minor leagues, eat some peanuts, drink some beer, and watch some baseball.
12. Go for a walk along a Wisconsin beach.
In fact, Wisconsin has several beaches that have been deemed "ocean like." You don't need to go to Florida to enjoy the beach.
13. Pick fresh strawberries.
Have you ever tasted a strawberry off the bush, one that has been warmed by the sun? They taste a whole lot different than they do by the time the grocery store gets them.
14. Get out and explore Wisconsin's natural beauty.
Whether it's state parks, nature preserves, or waterfalls, get your hiking shoes on and explore.
15. Drive out to the country, park your car, and look up at the stars.
The best summer memories cost nothing and are spent just hanging out with people you love. Look up at the stars and take it all in.
Do you accept our challenge? How do you plan on enjoying this summer in Wisconsin?