Looking for some great day trips in Wisconsin? Explore every nook and cranny of the great state of Wisconsin and you’ll be delighted by what you discover. From unique restaurants to beautiful views and everywhere in between, the Dairy State has so much to offer and so much to see, do, eat, experience, and learn from. By no means an exhaustive list, here are some of the very best Wisconsin day trips:

What are your favorite fun day trips in Wisconsin? Tell us in the comments!

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Best Day Trips in Wisconsin

What are some wonderfully unique things to do around Wisconsin?  

Wisconsin gets a boring reputation as a “flyover” state, but anyone who says it’s boring has simply never been here – or, they’ve lived here forever and never managed to explore. As it turns out, there are all kinds of wonderfully unique things to do around Wisconsin that you’ll never be able to do anywhere else.

  • Like its wonderful state parks. The state parks in Wisconsin are plentiful and beautiful, showing the best sides of our little state no matter which one you visit (we recommend all of them). Start with Devil’s Lake State Park in all its majestic wonder, and then go from there. You can’t go wrong, and there are 65 more state park units in Wisconsin to explore. Be sure to make some plans for Wisconsin day trips to some of these parks!


Where are the best getaway spots near me?  

This is such a beautiful state and there are plenty of wonderful ideas for getaway spots in Wisconsin. It’s a perfect place for those who enjoy peace and quiet, and it goes without saying that you can find perfect escapes for a solo adventure or a romantic getaway.

  • Some of the best getaway spots in Wisconsin include places like Door County, which is known for being one of the most beautiful places in Wisconsin. Camp, fish, or shop – it's all a delight.
  • Another excellent place for getting away in Wisconsin is the Ishnala Supper Club, an elite dinner spot where no reservations are available, so you’ll either want to arrive early or expect to wait a bit (but it’s worth it, seriously).
  • Other ideas include the best hotels in Wisconsin, the most beautiful natural wonders in Wisconsin, and more.  


What kind of day trips near me can I go on in Wisconsin?  

With as many state parks as there are in Wisconsin (66, remember?), you’ll never run out of options for day trips near me in Wisconsin.

  • Some of the best day trips in Wisconsin are had at our parks. My top picks for killing a whole day include the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which is actually a National park and is known for being outrageously beautiful. With 21 islands to explore, you might just end up taking longer than a day!
  • You can also spend a whole day on the Lower Wisconsin River, paddling, kayaking, and more. There’s so much more to do in Wisconsin than even most locals know – get out and explore ASAP!  

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