Downtown Racine is a great place to spend an afternoon shopping, browsing, and dining. There are many art galleries, boutiques shops, and unique restaurants within walking distance. Situated just a couple blocks off of Lake Michigan, there is always some sort of event going on downtown. First Fridays are especially fun I the the summer...where the downtown is transformed into a giant block party! Party on the Pavement is also an epic festival with food, music and game.
The only thing to be aware of is that parking meters are in effect Monday through Saturday until 6 PM so be sure to grab some change.