Guys, gather your buddies and head to the Kenosha Area for an action-packed overnight getaway filled with fishing, golfing, eating, and all things manly! Who says getaways are just for the girls?
Join a Kenosha Charter Boat Association captain on a charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan (April-October). Your five-hour charter will embark from land out onto the rippling waters of Lake Michigan, and before you know it, the fish will be biting. Be prepared for some great fishing action, as the Kenosha Area has the best catch rates for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. Depending on the season, you'll be catching the likes of chinook salmon, rainbow trout, coho salmon, brown trout, or lake trout. All fishing equipment is provided for you. You can also bring your own gear and enjoy great fishing from the shore too!
Grab your golf clubs and head to Brighton Dale Links or Petrifying Springs Golf Course. Petrifying Springs, Kenosha County’s oldest public golf course, features an 18-hole golf course with putting and chipping areas. Picture yourself on a classic course surrounded by a forest, abundant trees and a rolling landscape. Two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course comprise the 45-hole Brighton Dale Links complex, which features water, mature trees and hilly terrain along with well-manicured playing conditions. Both courses offer a 19th Hole bar and grill to kick back and relax with an ice cold beverage. Special twilight rates are offered, as well as junior (17 and younger) and senior (55 and older) rates at certain times.
Do you know Kenosha has a strong automotive history, dating back to the early 1900’s? In 1901, the first Rambler model - designed by Charles Jeffery - rolled off the assembly line in Kenosha. Jeffery, Rambler, Nash, American Motors, and Chrysler have all called Kenosha home at one time or another. The free Kenosha History Center, in part, shares this rich history inside its Rambler Legacy Gallery. An American Motors factory once filled blocks of land across the harbor from the Kenosha History Center. In its place now sits HarborPark, a lively lakefront neighborhood with an Electric Streetcar system, the Kenosha Public Museum, the Civil War Museum, and more.
Visit the only museum of its kind in the nation - the Civil War Museum. Through engaging and interactive exhibits, the main exhibit gallery: “The Fiery Trial” tells the personal stories of the Upper Midwest, from lives changed by the Civil War to those who shaped the course of American history. Stop in the Veteran's Gallery and pay solemn tribute to veterans of all wars.
Shake loose some pent-up energy at Guttormsen Recreation Center, Kenosha’s premier bowling facility. Many special deals are offered, including unlimited cosmic bowling after 9 p.m. on Friday nights. Free wireless, 16 high-definition flatscreens, a full service bar, and a pizza kitchen can also be enjoyed here.
Bring your bikes and ride at the Washington Park Velodrome, the oldest operating track in the country, hosting bicycle races since 1927. The track is 333.3 meters in length, with 27 degree banking in the corners. The track has produced countless National Champions and Olympians. It’s open for public use when it’s not being used by the Kenosha Velodrome Racing association. Or, join the races! Citizen Stock bike racing is held every Monday night from early June through mid-August.
Make it a ski trip in the winter! Hours of fun await you on the mountain! Wilmot Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area offers 25 unique runs with a varied terrain for all skiers and snowboarders, from novices to experts. The mountain features a Snocross course, with banked turns, rollers, jumps, and plenty of speed; a mogul field; and four wildly popular Terrain Parks for passionate free-style skiers and riders. A brand new tubing facility highlights the 2011-2012 winter season!
And be sure to stop at Andrea’s for your pick of premium cigars from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras - housed in a Spanish Cedar-lined mahogany Humidor Room.
Man up and order the full, not half serving of the renowned “Franks Garbage Plate” at Franks Diner. This is a fully loaded plate of hashbrowns, green peppers, onions, jalapeno peppers, five eggs, and your choice of meat or all veggie.
Let Boat House Pub & Eatery or Lighthouse Bistro cook your fresh catch for you! Boat House is known for its Long Island iced teas.
Create your own burger at Capt. Mike’s Beer & Burger Bar, which has about 30 different beers on tap and over 150 different beers in stock. Tuesday nights feature Beer Bingo.
Dine outdoors (seasonal) at Tenuta’s Delicatessen and Liquors, whose menu includes homemade Italian sausage, as well as hot dogs, brats and polish sausage. Shop in the store for hand-rolled cigars, Italian bombers, specialty beer and wine, and more.
There are so many options for a great meal and living the nightlife: For an Irish good time, visit Ashling on the Lough. Enjoy live music on Saturday nights and most Fridays at tg’s. Ron’s Place, Pazzo, Sazzy B, and The Brat Stop are all good choices too. Pool, darts, video games, several big screen TV’s, and an enclosed beer garden are among The Brat Stop’s features.