12 Family-Favorite Wisconsin Destinations
Racine's North Beach is one of Midwest Living® editors' top picks for Midwest city beaches. Amazingly clean, the 1.2 miles of sandy Lake Michigan coast welcome the Extreme Volleyball Professional tour each summer. A wetland, Kid's Cove playground and a zoo border the 50-acre expanse; to the south, boats bob in Racine Yacht Club's marina. To rent a kayak or personal watercraft, head to Pier 29 Water Sport Rentals at the southern end of Michigan Boulevard (262/634-2929; pier29watersports.com). For just $15 an hour, you can paddle around the harbor and drink in the views of this perfectly groomed destination.