Overnight getaway to Sheboygan
Homemade granola, served with Greek yogurt and drizzled with local honey, makes a great breakfast or snack at Field to Fork, a combination bakery and cafe. Grab a cappuccino to go: It's time to shop!
Clean, fresh scents emanate from Olivü 426, where customers can create their own preservative- and alcohol-free beauty and bath products. An antique car beckons from the entryway of The Mixx Design Centre, a quirky furniture boutique with jungle, Oriental and modern themed rooms. Gifty items like silk-screen pillows and sassy cards entice shoppers into Nest. Update any look with high-style clothing, jewelry and handbags from Tres Chic Boutique.
Diners line up for the flavorful, chewy Neapolitan-style pizza at the popular Il Ritrovo (Italian for the meeting). Chocoholics can't get enough of the chocolate-covered fresh raspberries at the Victorian Chocolate Shoppe, housed in a former trolley station. On State-42, bratwurst mecca Miesfeld's Meat Market serves its signature sausages at brat frys every Saturday.
Enjoy a relaxing massage at the luxurious Reflections Spa at the Blue Harbor Resort before dining at nearby Margaux, where a seasonal menu showcases locally sourced, French-influenced foods.
A sumptuous breakfast of French toast stuffed with bananas and cream cheese awaits at the magnificent Lake View Mansion Bed and Breakfast, atop the bluffs of Lake Michigan (from $200).
Exhibits at the noteworthy John Michael Kohler Arts Center showcase works made by little-known artists along with contemporary paintings, photography and sculptures. Even the center's artist-designed, themed bathrooms are a must-see.
You won't leave town hungry after consuming a gargantuan 12-ounce burger at Frankie's Pub and Grill. Walk it off at Maywood Environmental Park, where visitors bird-watch and hike on more than 6 miles of trails.
For information: Sheboygan Tourism (800) 457-9497; visitsheboygan.com