FOODIES & BREWS
From relaxed patio dining and local brewpubs to farm-to-table menus, you'll find it in the Neenah, Appleton and Fox Valley region's thriving bar and restaurant scene. Some of our favorites include the Appleton Beer Factory, Rye and Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant, but try them all and curate your own "best of" list. If you prefer to DIY, you can gather the ingredients for a farm-to-table meal at one of the many local farmers' markets.
SPORTS & FESTIVALS
You’ll definitely want to check out the Mile of Music festival. It's free and the vibe goes all day and into the night. For Broadway shows, see what’s on at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. And sports fans can catch a game – from minor league baseball with Appleton’s Timber Rattlers to the Milwaukee Brewers. For hoops fans, there’s the Milwaukee Bucks and NCAA action at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. And, for football fans, it doesn’t get much better than the Green Bay Packers, just 45-minutes away.
Whether you prefer an urban lifestyle or the warmth of a small town, the Fox Valley area has much to offer. From riverside apartments and condos in downtown Green Bay to neighborhoods within an easy walk of downtown Appleton, you have many options to call home. Appleton ranked 5th as one of the Best Affordable Places to live, and the average commute is only 18 minutes. Add in some of the nation’s top public schools, nearby colleges and universities, great parks, and a thriving arts community, and you’ve got a great place to live.
OUTDOORS ALL YEAR
Yes, it snows here but that means you can trade your hiking boots for snow boots. Snowmobiling tops the list of great ways to spend a Saturday afternoon, but there’s also skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and sledding. The rest of the year, there are miles of shoreline to hike or bike and literally thousands of lakes to swim, boat and ski across. Door county is close by with its beaches, wineries, golf and boating and offers a great playground for all. Boredom is not an option here.
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