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okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

I'm looking for a good winter place to take my wife on her birthday the end of December...would love to find a small town with a main street that has bars,restaurants and some shops..but some thing different than a door county or lake Geneva. We are in Milwaukee so the closer to southern Wisconsin the better but would consider anything north woods...or the state to the south..would rather spend my money in my own state but trying to keep my options open..thanks for the input...

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1. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

I would highly recommend New Glarus www.swisstown.com. If you stay at the Chalet Landhaus www.chaletlandhaus.com it's right on the Sugar River Trail and about two blocks from town. There's a bakery, cheese store and more! Don't forget a tour of New Glarus a wonderful charming location atop a hill. You'll find the best most genuine Swiss dining in the state here.

Edited: 2:36 pm, August 07, 2013
WI
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2. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

I meant New Glarus Brewing....eek. Here's the website:

http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/ And about keeping it in Wisconsin, New Glarus only sells in Wisconsin :-)

Another alternative is Cedarburg there's the settlement shops there:

http://www.cedarcreeksettlement.com/

and the covered bridge:

www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/history/bridge.html

Edited: 2:39 pm, August 07, 2013
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3. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

for Northwoods suggestions I would go with Three Lakes:

http://www.threelakes.com/

Minocqua:

http://www.minocqua.org/

Hayward:

http://www.haywardlakes.com/ The Comfort Suites there is nice....Coops for Pizza (and a nice fish aquarium in there), Norske Nook, The Robin's Nest....great main street for shopping, even a place for the sweet tooth at Tremblay's.

http://www.tremblaysweetshop.com/

There's some great small towns if you drive along the Great River Road and explore them and choose one to stay at:

http://wigrr.com/

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4. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

Of course there are many great towns in Wisconsin, but Galena, Illinois might also work for what you are looking for.

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5. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

These are all great ideas... Galena was an option I have heard of before...I will check into the others. Thanks for the info everybody..

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6. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

Haven't been to Galena in a couple of years, but from others who have been there it's not like it used to be. Cedarburg? Green Bay can be lots of fun - especially if you both like Packers/football. There are several smaller communities surrounding it that would have more of a small town feel. Oconomowoc has some nice shops and the lake in the downtown area. If you come to the Madison area, you could visit Stoughton, Mt. Horeb, and New Glarus and some of the shopping areas in Madison like Monroe Street or Williamson Street or the Square/State Street.

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7. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

Dubuque ,IA also an option in winter good eagle viewing, downtown shops and restaurants ,casino,large aquarium, small free art museum and if the roads are good drive over to Potosi, wi to the brewery and lunch.

La crosse or Wabasha, mn also other possibilities on the Mississippi

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8. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

yes Cedarburg...Settlement Shops ;-)

speaking of Oconomowoc I can't believe I forgot Delafield, the charm of "Langtown" as I call it with all brick facades on the main st. of town with shops. It's a lovely place to shop, and you could enjoy Oconomowoc as well or vice versa:

http://www.visitdelafield.org/ Lapham Peak is nearby as is Old World Wisconsin in nearby Eagle.

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9. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

Ten Chimney's is also near Delafield:

http://www.tenchimneys.org/

www.mylakecountry.com/nagawickalake.html

Seven Seas Restaurant:

http://www.sevenseaswi.com/

http://www.hawksinn.org/

www.visitdelafield.org/visitors/shopping/

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/lapham/

oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/ Eagle, WI

http://elegantfarmer.com/ the old smiley barn used to be located in Delafield off the freeway before it was moved to Mukwonago and The Elegant Farmer

Edited: 10:11 am, August 08, 2013
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10. Re: okay fellow Wisconsinites... need help..

Another vote for Cedarburg.