- Water Parks and other family attractions
- Great food
- Natural beauty and outdoor activities
- Iconic sporting venues
- Architecture and museums
The Badger State offers a wonderful blend of coastal properties, inner city apartments and rural retreats, with options for everyone’s tastes and budgets. For instance, you could choose a wooden cabin in Wisconsin Dells, to be near the water parks and attractions. Or you might look at destinations on the shores of Lake Michigan like Sheboygan or Cedar Grove.Stay in A Milwaukee, Madison or Green Bay Vacation Home
Wisconsin also offers plenty of urban properties. If you want to check out the galleries of Milwaukee of catch a Brewers game, there’s no shortage of smart, modern apartments to browse. Pick a period home in Madison if you are visiting college friends, or find a comfortable place to stay when you head to a Packers match in Green Bay. At Holidu, you can find something that meets all of your needs.
Located on the border with Canada, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Wisconsin has a population of just under 6 million people and offers a mixture of cosmopolitan cities, rural resorts and wilderness areas. Even better, the state is easily accessible. Milwaukee is around two hours from Chicago by road, and just 90 minutes by plane from New York.Easy to Get to and Simple to Get Around
Most people fly into Milwaukee, in the southeast of the state, but there are airports at Green Bay, Madison and Appleton too. Amtrak run services into Milwaukee and Wisconsin Dells, while Greyhound and Trailways buses knit together the state’s other major towns and cities.A Diverse Range of Landscapes and Attractions
Wisconsin’s landscape varies dramatically. In the east, the lakeshore is flat and relatively well populated. The northern regions feature colder temperatures and mountainous forest, while the Central Plain area is filled with dramatic rock formations and river valleys (the “Dells”) that are a big tourist draw.
If you love to get outdoors, Wisconsin is an excellent vacation destination. You can find solitude in the northern forests, go rafting or walking along the Wisconsin Dells, or hike the Ice Age Trail.2. A Superb Sports Destination
Wisconsinites love sports, and with the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers, the state is a great place to visit for baseball or football fans.3. Excellent Craft Breweries
If you know the difference between a saison and an APA, cities like Milwaukee and Madison will be paradise – offering an endless array of craft breweries.
The Dells are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northern half of the USA, and are famous for their massive water parks and good time atmosphere.2. Follow the Great River Road
The Mississippi rises in Wisconsin, and motorists can follow its course along the sublime 250 mile long Great River Road. Try some fishing along the way, and enjoy historic downtowns like Genoa or Prairie duChien.3. Take a Frank Lloyd Wright Tour
America’s most famous architect did plenty of work in Wisconsin, and visitors can tour iconic sights like his studios at Taliesin, or the range of private houses he designed in Delavan, Wisconsin.4. Watch a Packers Game
Famed for its raucous atmosphere, the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field is a must-visit for all sport fans during their time in Wisconsin. Don't miss the 15,000 square foot Packers Hall of Fame while you are there.5. Visit the Apostle Islands
The beautiful Apostle Islands lie just off Wisconsin’s coast. Take a ferry from Bayfield and explore some of America’s most unspoiled paths and beaches.
The original inspiration for the Barbie dolls range was named Barbie Millicent Roberts, a resident of Willows, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s weather is something that all visitors should bear in mind. If you want to catch a football game and try craft beer, fall and winter are fine times to go, but everyone else should be aware that temperatures plummet after November. If you want the best sightseeing or hiking conditions, book a vacation rental around June or July.Festivals
Festivals are a big part of life in Wisconsin, so make sure you research what’s on near your rental homebefore you go. Some of the state’s favorite events include Wisconsin State Fair, which is held near Milwaukee in early August. There are music events like Summerfest, as well as foodie-friendly highlights like October’s Madison Street Festival.Getting around
If you want to get around the state in general, it makes sense to rent a vehicle. For getting between towns and the Dells, a normal car should be fine, but look at 4x4s if you are interested in exploring the mountains and forests of the north.