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First Time in Green Bay, WIGreen Bay is a famous football city that has the good fortune of being situated on Bay of Green Bay and straddling the Fox River in the north and neighboring the small cities of De Pere and Ashwaubenon. Green Bay is most famous for its football franchise, the Green Bay Packers, but there’s more to this postcard-perfect city than just that. If you are an angler, the salmon here makes for good fishing; if you are a nature lover, Green Bay has much to offer in terms of parks and trails, and if you are socially inclined, the people, the restaurants, the theaters are all a short walk away from wherever you are. Your Green Bay corporate housing should put you close enough to enjoy what Green Bay has much to offer. Take time to explore this city while you’re here.
Getting to Know The Surroundings of Your Green Bay Furnished ApartmentGreen bay is, of course, home to the Green Bay Packers, the 2010 NFL champions and the oldest NFL franchise, founded in 1919. They are also one of the most popular teams in the nation. This is all cause for great pride for folks in this town and in Wisconsin in general. If you are in town during football season, be prepared to attend a lot of football parties and tailgates. Green Bay is a diversified state as far as concentration of industry goes. There are manufacturing plants, corporate headquarters, retail centers, agriculture and even petroleum tankering. The economy here is certainly picking up, considering the unemployment rate in 2010 was at 13.4% and has now decreased to 8.6% compared to Milwaukee’s 10.6%. Depending on the time of year you stay in Green Bay, the weather will dictate significantly what you wear and the activities you engage in. Temperatures peak June through August, sometimes hitting 90°F. After that the temperatures taper off and the fall presents a fabulous time for every outdoor activity you can imagine. Temperatures then dip down into the twenties by November continue falling into the teens in February. Step out of your Green Bay corporate apartment in these months and you’d better have warm clothing as the wind chill can get bitter. The city of Green Bay straddles the Fox River which, in this section, flows from Lake Winnebago and empties into Lake Michigan (flowing from south to north.) That’s one way to get your bearings when you walk through the city and enjoy the various riverside activities and restaurants. The city is almost symmetrically divided by the Fox River. All the streets and avenues run horizontally east to west and are labeled East on the east side of the river and West on the west side of the river. Streets running vertically north to south are divided by Shawano Avenue. North of Shawano is labeled North and south of it is labeled South. Just note that Shawano changes to W. Walnut St right before crossing the river at S. Ashland Ave.
Places to Eat in Green Bay
- Titletown Brewing on Dousman St.: All meals here are good but dominated by the burger that is extraordinary. The Elk Burger here will give our northern neighbors a run for their money. Add to that, there is a brewery on site and the beer is the best in town. The beer-burger combo never fails. The chicken wings are pretty awesome here, as are the nachos and the pizzas. Try the Lottza Meatza Pizza, it has Andouille sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ham and mozzarella.
- Koko Sushi Bar and Lounge on Adams St.: Appetizing meals are the norm here with sushi served during lunch and dinner. The layout and ambiance, together with the menu are designed for daily dining and not just meant to celebrate an occasion, which is fine as well. The popcorn shrimp and the Korean Tacos are seemingly out of place items on the menu but are delicious, nonetheless. Be sure to try the Ahi Tataki and the Sashimi Plate.
- Cheese Cake Heaven on S. Oneida St.: If you love Cannolis, or even if you’ve never acquired the taste for one, you’ve got to treat yourself to the Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cannoli they have here. It is one of the most tongue-tantalizing things to ever cross a pastry chef’s imagination. That’s not the only thing that is creative here…if you think that is good, try the Hot Bread. It will change the way you appreciate pastry. Make sure you visit this place; even if it’s the only place you go to while you’re in Green Bay. It will be worth every minute and every penny.
- Krolls West Restaurant on Ridge Road: Located across the street from the Legendary Lambeau Field, this is a great place to get a hometown butter burger, fries and shake. Stop in after a Packers Game or just for lunch. It’s a relaxing restaurant for the young and old; as there are many items on the menu for children. And don’t forget to try their famous chili or chicken noodle soup.
- The Stadium View on Holmgren Way: It isn’t named this way for laughs. This bar and grill is across the way from Lambeau Field. Pre-Packer events are held here frequently. And if you want to be in the vicinity of a home game, the atmosphere here is amazing. The sandwich menu, burger menu and pizzas are extremely satisfying and round off a great away game on satellite or just a simple lunch. Try the Molten Metal Wings if you are up to it.
What to Do in Green BayUndoubtedly, Green Bay is famous for its NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. That is a great thing to get into during the season. However, the rest of the year presents many other attractions that are typically a Green Bay activity. The number of things here that will present an active pastime include the various museums, outdoor fun and even the more commercial activities like malls and performances. Green Bay certainly has it all and one thing is for certain, you will not have a shortage of things to do. Therefore, make sure you don’t stay cooped up in your temporary housing; but instead, get out and enjoy the city.
- Museums: There are a number of museums that must be on your list of things to do while you are here. On the top of that list is the Neville Public Museum at Museum Place. There are a number of exhibits that rotate during the year and there are some permanent ones. There is also the Children’s Museum of Green Bay on Washington St. and the Brown County Historical Association on S Monroe Ave.
- Golf: There are at least three courses you will have to try while you’re in Green Bay. Thornberry Creek at Oneida, on North Pine Tree Rd. is a Championship course offering a Par 72 course and is considered one of the best in these parts. There is also the Village Green Golf Course on Riverdale Dr that works for most people trying to get a quick round in the city. Then there is Shorewood Country Club that has a great course and a superb restaurant.
- Malls: There are a couple of places you could shop in Green Bay and it could either be in a mall like the Bay Park Square Mall on Oneida Street (one mile south of Lambeau Field) or you could head out to the East Towne Mall located on East Mason Street on the east side of town. There are a number of strip malls and plazas that dot the city and you could get almost anything at these locations, but the main malls and Wal-Mart supercenters will get you what you need when you first get to town.
- Performing Arts: There are a number of places you could go to in Green Bay to get your fill of culture and performance. A few of them include the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Nicolet Dr., which has much to offer in terms of variety, from performances by the Blue Man Group to The Symphony and Concert Choirs, there is plenty to soak up. Or if you like stage performances and bands, the Meyer Theatre on S Washington St has a lot to offer and there also is the Resch Center on S. Oneida St. that hosts everything from Martina McBride and Bon Jovi to the Green Bay Gamblers.
- Parks & Recreation: One of the best options when it comes to parks in Green Bay is theLeicht Memorial Park. It’s on the west bank of the Fox River on Dousman St. It’s a great place to hang out and enjoy the river and the cityscape. Another park is the Heritage Hill Park that lies on the east bank of the river and can be accessed from S Webster Ave. The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a fabulous place to catch some of the local animals in their own habitat. Visit Bay Beach Amusement Park and ride the Zippin Pippin which was Elvis Presley’s favorite roller coaster. There are great walking trails throughout the city to be a part of nature and enjoy the fresh air that comes of the lake which is just to the north. The Fox River Trail is a great trail to walk or bike on. It travels from downtown Green Bay along the Fox River and passes through Allouez, De Pere, Rockland, Wrightstown and Holland. You will thoroughly enjoy crashing back into your furnished apartment after a rigorous adventure in Green Bay’s beautiful parks.