Wisconsin

Wisconsin Travel Guide

Whether your travel interests swing to the outdoorsy or foodie, urban or rural, there's a reason to travel to Wisconsin. With spectacular scenery and a booming arts scene, this unassuming state in the north-central U.S. is drawing visitors from around the globe. Of course, with its nickname of "The Dairy State," travelers also want to visit Wisconsin to taste the famous cheese products, as well as experience the wealth of craft breweries, farmers markets, and buzzing Wisconsin restaurants.

Things Not to Miss in Wisconsin

This Wisconsin travel guide offers just a taste of what will whet your appetite in the state, including:

• Camping, kayaking, and exploring caves and waterfalls in the stunning national parks

• Visiting some of Milwaukee's numerous museums and galleries

• Tasting your way through the farmers markets, craft breweries and farm-to-table eateries

When to Go to Wisconsin

Wisconsin has something to do for all seasons, so when you decide to visit depends on your temperature preferences—and threshold. Winters can reach below-zero temps, making those the months for hanging out in breweries or museums, or cold-weather adventure sports like snowmobiling; you'll also generally find lower hotel rates at this time. Summer is the peak season for travel to Wisconsin, particularly near the Great Lakes and national parks.

Articles about Wisconsin

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