Are you looking for that perfect getaway that offers a mix of natural beauty, calming retreat, upscale food and one-of-a kind retail therapy. With access to local beaches and water activities, safe neighborhoods and scenic vistas of Lake Michigan, you’ve found your spot in the quaint community of Sheboygan. Hike through Kohler-Andrae State Park. Located right on the shores of Lake Michigan, the soft sand dunes and wooden plank walkways are perfect for any hiker. Let the soothing sounds of the water and the fresh lake breeze transport you to a state of relaxation.
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to the heart of downtown for an afternoon of shopping and dining. With a wide variety of options, you will find something for everyone. The ever popular Olivu 426 moved to a larger corner store location and offers all- natural, hand-made beauty, skin and home care products. Try your hand at creating when you actually mix and match to create your own product designed, specifically for you. See why these products even make their way to Hollywood! A variety of lunch options are located across the street ranging from authentic Italian pizza, to farm-to-table fare, organic and gluten-free options, sub sandwiches or even legendary chicken wings! Replenish yourself before you continue further downtown and let your inner artist shine. Work with tools, paint and brushes as you create your own decorative rustic sign at Board & Brush; learn new recipes or try your hand with a new cooking technique at Relish Cooking School; find out how to reuse, recycle and make something new out of something old at Urban Artique -the options are endless!
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walk through the world-renowned John Michael Kohler Arts Center where even the restrooms are a masterpiece! The exhibits here are simply out of this world, and you’ll experience first-hand why this center attracts visitors and artists from all over the world. Check in to the Blue Harbor Resort, your luxury resort hotel located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The evening is yours to enjoy the waterpark (fun for all ages!), take time for yourself and schedule a spa appointment, sample s’mores around the campfire on your private beach or just walk the pathways along Lake Michigan. The hotel is located on South Pier with a number of dining options both on and off site. Finish out the day with a stroll along the Pier and a stop at South Pier Ice Cream, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving up scrumptious fare!
Breakfast is served at Harvest Café, a local farm-to-table, all-organic corner restaurant. This healthy start will give you that extra added boost needed before this morning’s class at the Yoga Loft. Your options include basic yoga, blissful body movements or even try something new with a belly dancing class. This is sure to transform your mind, body and spirit. This afternoon, travel to the quaint village of Elkhart Lake. This charming resort area rests on the crystal clear lake and is nestled in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. As a popular destination since the late 1800s, this area has grown into a year-round place to be. With a large variety of independent-owned shops, boutiques and restaurants, it is easy to spend an afternoon browsing or just enjoying the serenity of the water. Return to Sheboygan for dinner at The Black Pig, an upscale restaurant serving comfort food with a twist. Finish off the evening at the Lakeview Wine Bar. This is the perfect place to end your day with the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.
Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel, sip on a cup of coffee as you catch the sunrise on Lake Michigan, take in another lap or two at the pool, walk the trail behind the resort or dip your toes in the sand on the beach. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a free morning. A visit to Olivada is a real taste-tempting treat. Who knew the wide variety of olive oils and vinegars available? The staff loves to surprise you with new combinations and is happy to hand-bottle them for you on the spot. Sample away and find something that sings to your palate.
Before you say “goodbye”…
Enjoy your farewell lunch, served at Parker John’s, specializing in barbeque and pizza. This restaurant is located on the boardwalk overlooking the Sheboygan River, offering an impressive view of the Blue Harbor Resort from the other side. It’s the perfect way to end your Girlfriends Getaway in Sheboygan. Additional Tour Options: –James Tellen Sculpture Garden -Weill Center Performing Arts Center Tour -Bistro 712 – Lakeshore Culinary Institute -Plymouth Mill Street Shopping -Shops at Woodlake