Wisconsin, otherwise known as America's Dairyland, combines big cities with natural beauty and plenty of exciting outdoor activities. The Great Lakes in the north of the state are a major draw, however, the bustling metropolis of Milwaukee and the tranquility of the Wisconsin Dells, also make fantastic destinations for a weekend getaway in Wisconsin.
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As the capital and largest city in the state, Milwaukee provides the ideal first stop for a weekend getaway in Wisconsin. The city is famous for its breweries and tours of the Miller-Coors Brewing Company and the Lakefront Brewery are a great way to taste the city's heritage. Milwaukee is also known as the City of Festivals and an event is organized for almost every weekend during summer. Summerfest, in particular, is very popular amongst locals and visitors alike.
Heading out of the city and into the Wisconsin Dells, hiking, bicycling, and recreational hunting are very popular during the fall. In winter a number of activities such as ice-fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are big draws for visitors from across the country. The Dells are also a great family weekend getaway in Wisconsin thanks to the many waterparks, with Noah's Ark being the largest in the US.
The best weekend getaways in Wisconsin should always take in the majesty of Madison, a city located between five lakes. Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa and Kegonsa lakes offer plenty of entertainment to would be visitors. There are many options for lake boating, and fishing charters are also very popular here. The UW Arboretum provides well-planned forests and a variety of plant species that make for excellent bike rides and bird watching.