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FUN 101 COVID-19 Edition

10/26/2020 - Meridith Jumisko

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NOTE: this blog post by Meridith Jumisko was originally published in the October 22, 2020 edition of Smart Reader, a free Kenosha publication. Smart Reader is a sister publication of Happenings Magazine

 

Just as our local restaurants, shops, and attractions are adapting to the times, so is the team at the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. We have just published our second COVID-19 edition of FUN 101. This time, it’s our Fall/Winter FUN 101 COVID-19 Edition: 101 Things to See & Do in the Kenosha Area.   

Is your household going stir crazy and looking for ideas of things to do? After your family vacation was nixed this year, could you use a staycation? Are you new to the area and wondering how to spend your leisure time? Do you need a reminder of some of the local places that could use your support right now? Be sure to consult our FUN 101 list! You could even create a family scavenger hunt from this list. We got you started with 101 ideas, what you do with them is up to you! Get creative!  

Since 2010, we have produced the popular FUN 101 list: 101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under (Many are FREE!) in the Kenosha Area. The list started in June 2010 as a one-time sample story for media on our website. We wanted to show how much there is to experience here – at a very affordable price. In 2012, we started producing the list twice a year online and in brochure format – for the fall/winter and spring/summer months.  

Within days of receiving delivery of the brochures this past spring, numerous items on the original Spring/Summer 2020 FUN101 list were impacted by COVID-19, making the list obsolete. Conceding to the times, we threw that list out the window and created a COVID-19 edition in May.   

Like the May list, this new Fall/Winter list includes all price ranges – including many FREE items. The list is about seasonal activities, recreation opportunities, landmarks, and attractions, as well as supporting locally owned shops and restaurants. It’s about in-person activities, new places, to-go dining options, online shopping, virtual experiences, the great outdoors, and even non-monetary ways to support local businesses. The list is currently only published online; it can be found at www.VisitKenosha.com/FUN101.  

Even with 101 items on the list, it’s still only a sampling. We partner with more than 130 local restaurants, craft breweries, museums, art galleries, retail establishments, recreation spaces, hotels, and attractions that come together to represent the many unique experiences that bring visitors to our community and give local residents a wonderful quality of life. Our local businesses are continuing to pivot and adjust to the trying circumstances that 2020 has presented. Let’s all do what we can to give them support to keep going.   

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town as you Shop Local, Dine Local, and Play Local! Please remember your mask and maintain social distancing when in public; be respectful of the safety restrictions that individual places are setting; be patient as everyone is adjusting to new operations.  

Check out VisitKenosha.com to stay on top of attraction, dining, shopping, and event updates. Also follow Visit Kenosha on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for the latest scoop and more insider tips. 

 

Meridith Jumisko

Public Relations Director, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

An auntie. One-time skydiver. Fan of dessert, football, country music, and sticky notes. I document. Everything. And archive. Everything.

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