Trip Ideas & Itineraries

I Heart Kenosha FrameThe Visit Kenosha team is the ultimate in-the-know group to help you live like a local while you’re here. We LOVE Kenosha – so let us help you build the perfect itinerary. We have curated suggestions and insider tips so you can make the most of your time in Kenosha. A memorable Kenosha getaway is in your future – no matter what kind of adventure, relaxation, or fun you are searching for!

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Did you know you can build and SHARE your own itinerary? We’ll get you started … and then you can further customize it to your liking. It’s like creating your own burger or building your own mac-n-cheese at Capt. Mike's Beer & Burger Bar or constructing your own burger at The Garage Sports & Burger Bar.  You can order off the menu (use our itineraries) or design your own!

burger at Capt. Mike's

Use the favoriting function on our website to build your own travel itinerary – then share it with your friends and family! Here’s how:

Step 1

Start exploring the site for things to see and do – be sure to add in places to eat!

Step 2

As you find things that strike your fancy, click the HEART ICON or “ADD TO FAVORITES” link on the page.

Step 3

Once you have added all the places you want to scope out, click the HEART ICON located in the top navigation of the website to access your personal URL to share your trip with others. It’s that easy!

customers at Mars Cheese Castle

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Explore Kenosha County From End-To-End

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Seven. That’s the number of exits off Interstate 94/41 in Kenosha County. That’s the number of opportunities you have to get off the highway and explore our corner of Wisconsin. (You can also take the Metra train here!) We are a Wisconsin Harbor Town, an urban downtown, and a rural countryside in one destination. Explore Kenosha County from coast to coast – from our Great Lake to many inland lakes. From the city streets to country roads, there are miles and miles to travel!

Meet at
Lake Michigan

What's Next to Lake Michigan

Arrive to Downtown Kenosha by
Metra Train

Western Kenosha County

How Much Time Do You Have?

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Whether you are here for a day visit or a five-day vacation, it makes a difference what you put on your itinerary. There’s only so much time to see it all! Whether it’s your first visit or your fifth, we welcome you to discover and/or re-discover the beauty of Kenosha!

Seasonal Fun

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Kenosha is a four-season destination with plenty of activities to fill your itinerary no matter what dates you are here. A sunrise over Lake Michigan is beautiful any time of year! Do you want to experience a Wisconsin winter with snow? Is pumpkin season your favorite time to travel? ? If you want to be one of the first to dine outdoors, visit in the spring. If you’re looking to fish on Lake Michigan, attend an outdoor concert, or ride a duck-themed pedal boat in the harbor, summer is ideal for you!

Quirky/Photogenic Stops

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You’ll definitely want to take photos when you visit Kenosha. Be sure to submit your favorite ones to our Picture Your Kenosha Photo Contest!

Fun on a Budget

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Looking for fun on a budget? There are numerous free and budget-friendly ways to be entertained in the Kenosha Area! Visit Kenosha produces the FUN 101 list twice a year – for the fall/winter and spring/summer months. This list includes 101 things to see and do for $10 and under – and many of them are FREE! Learn about affordable adventures in Kenosha!

FUN 101

From Romantic Getaways to Family-Friendly Adventures

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Bring the kids – or leave them at home! Or do a girls or guys weekend!

Kids will love riding the colorful Electric Streetcars, seeing dinos at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, creating art at DIY studios, going to a Kenosha Kingfish baseball game, visiting the Bristol Renaissance Faire, tubing at Wilmot Mountain, and much more!  

Couples can enjoy romantic dinners, outdoor concerts, walks along the lake, strolling through the Saturday farmers markets.

Axe throwing, charter fishing, craft breweries, dirt track races, and more fun await you!


There is plenty of Kenosha Fun left after the daylight hours wind...

Outdoor Excursions

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If you are the outdoorsy type, here are some fun facts: We have the highest catch-per hour rate in Wisconsin. Fish on Lake Michigan for king salmon, coho salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, and lake trout. Three Kenosha County communities are designated Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” communities: City of Kenosha, Bristol, and Paddock Lake. The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County are certified as a “Bird City”. There’s even a designated Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention located here: Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area.

Historical & Artful Explorations

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Did you know that Kenosha has five museums – with dinos, mammoths, Kenosha-made automobiles, Civil War & maritime history, and a lighthouse to climb?! There’s a Miniature Statue of Liberty in the Kenosha History Center. A plaque in the Library Park Historic District notes the 1915 birthplace of acclaimed actor, writer, director, and producer Orson Welles. In the same historic district, the site of an Underground Railroad stop is marked with a plaque. A sculpture walk lines one side of the harbor. Explore all this and more in Kenosha!

Accessible Fun

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We note below a sampling of the experiences that are accessible for all to enjoy in the Kenosha Area. Did you know that each Electric Streetcar has a wheelchair lift? Or that during the summer, Simmons Island Beach has portable mobility mats designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers on the sand?

Fun That's

Culinary Fun

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Here are some fun facts about dining in Kenosha: Franks' Diner is nationally known, having appeared on many TV shows including Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The Food Network Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro, declared that Mars Cheese Castle’s grilled cheese is one of his top-eight sandwiches in the country. Dozens of restaurants and specialty food shops throughout Kenosha County join Visit Kenosha each winter to present Kenosha Restaurant Week.

Join us for
Kenosha Restaurant Week

More Resources To Find Fun

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Here are more tools to help you plan your visit to Kenosha!

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