Mariah Haberman, host of Discover Wisconsin, the nation's longest-running travel show, recently experienced a Racine County girlfriend getaway. Here's what she had to say.
Play: Making our way to the southeastern corner of the state, let’s talk about Racine County. Now, I grew up making a lot of fun memories in the Racine area as my dad, brother and I regularly went salmon fishing off of the Port of Racine. So, I welcomed the opportunity to explore Racine County in a very different way: with my girlfriends! When it comes to unique experiences, Racine County delivers. I rounded up a few friends of mine and we made our way to Milaeger’s for a container gardening class (that's us in the photo above) and to Funky Hannah’s Bead Camp, a two-day jewelry-making retreat held at the beautiful and historic DeKoven Center. You and your girlfriends will also enjoy a fall quilt show hosted by the Lighthouse Quilters Guild every other year plus the annual Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival in July.
Eat: I recommend Apple Holler Restaurant for a slice of Americana, Javier’s Cuisine for a delicious vegetarian meal and Red Onion Cafe for a mouthwatering breakfast. And you absolutely, positively cannot leave the area without trying “Wisconsin’s Official State Pastry” – Kringle! You can pick some up at one of many local bakeries including O&H Danish Bakery, Lehmann’s Bakery, Larsen's Bakery or Bendtsen's Bakery.
Stay: Christmas House Bed and Breakfast in Racine or the Baymont Inn in Waterford are both lovely spots for a girlfriend getaway.