Cheap Flights to Green Bay
Austin Straubel International Airport serves the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and offers a gateway to the vast recreational opportunities around the upper peninsulas of Wisconsin and Michigan. Green Bay is beloved as the home of the NFL's Packers, the only pro sports team in the United States to be owned by the citizens of the city in which it plays. Wisconsin is dairy country, and within half an hour of Green Bay are a dozen artisan cheese factories. Unbeknownst to many outsiders is the fact that northern Wisconsin is also one of the oldest wine producing regions in the U.S. Located just 7 miles outside of the city, Austin Straubel International Airport offers convenient access to some of the area's most beloved wineries and vineyards.
Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)
Flights to Green Bay are serviced by three major US carriers: American Airlines, Delta and United. Austin Straubel International Airport connects with international airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. Transportation from this airport into the city of Green Bay is available via rental car or taxi. Many major rental car companies can be found in the main terminal just next to the baggage claim area. A dozen taxi companies operate at the airport, offering rides to the city for about $30. Some Green Bay taxi companies offer a discount if you book your airport ride at least 12 hours in advance.
Lambeau Field is the home of the Green Bay Packers. Tickets to the team's games are hard to come by, especially for home games, so shop for them in advance. Visiting Lambeau Field, however, is free of charge. The Atrium, pro shop and hall of fame are open seven days a week. Paid tours of the stadium are available and should be booked in advance.
Locals call the city's waterfront the Bay of Green Bay. The shoreline is home to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and right beside that is the Bay Beach Amusement Park. A visit to downtown Green Bay offers a chance to enjoy the pedestrian promenades at Leicht Memorial Park and on the grounds of the Neville Public Museum along the banks of the Fox River. Most popular hotels and restaurants are located in the city center on the east bank of the river.
Hints and Tips
The local food favorite for serious Packer fans is called the "Butter Burger." The price will set you back a few dollars at most. Whatever time of year you visit, ask for one at one of the diners near Lambeau Field. Be sure to ask for a side of fried cheese curds! If you're looking for bars and more upscale restaurants, the most popular ones are found along Main Street and North Broadway.
Summer weather in Green Bay is pleasant with averages in the high 70s. Winter weather in upper Wisconsin is snowy and cold, making it the perfect place to vacation for ice fishing, snowmobile rides and cross-country skiing.