Jacob and I visited Green Bay back in June of this year. The main reason for our weekend trip was to attend the Paul McCartney concert. He performed at Lambeau Field on June 8th as a leg in his “Freshen Up” tour.
While Saturday was for traveling and the concert, we had some time to explore on Sunday before heading back on the road. It was a short weekend, but a fun one! It was my first time in Green Bay, and Jacob’s first time in many, many years.
We did some sleeping in on Sunday. While not the top moment of our trip, it was definitely a highlight for us new parents! We got ready and headed back to Lambeau Field for brunch at the 1919 Kitchen and Tap restaurant inside the stadium.
Brunch was delicious! We had a Stone-Baked Pretzel to share, I had the Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork sandwich, and Jacob had the Wiscoburger. Afterwards, we took some requisite pictures in front of Lambeau Field and explored some more around the stadium. Of course, all was done while wearing the Paul McCartney Packers jersey that Jacob got for me at the concert the night before!
We wandered across the street from Lambeau to explore the Titletown Entertainment District that opened in 2017, making it the first visit for both of us! We were blown away by this place and quickly decided that Titletown is a must-see for anyone visiting Green Bay!
Things to Do
Titletown is open year-round to the public. In the fall, it provides a seriously cool hangout before and during Packer games, but the fun doesn’t stop there! It offers an ice skating rink and tubing hill in the winter, and when we visited in June, it was full of families enjoying all there was to offer in the complex.
Ariens Hill is the spot that provides winter-time tubing and it sure looks like it would be fun! When we visited in the summer, though, there were a few little boys that had fun rolling down the big hill, and couples and families that enjoyed sitting on the hill just taking in the atmosphere.
You guys, the playground looked like so much fun! The posted guidelines made it clear that the playground is for kids only, and I would be lying if I said that Jacob and I were disappointed we couldn’t let out our inner child and try it out for ourselves! This playground is seriously the stuff of kids’ dreams. It has different sections that are clearly meant for different age groups, and the most popular parts of the playground were the 40-yard dash area and the Play-60 themed area. Jacob and I can’t wait to bring our son here when he’s a little older!
Regulation Football Field
Another popular section of the complex was the full-size football field. There were many families and groups of kids in this area involved in activities from simple catch to full-on tackle football games. As the turf is painted the same green and gold as the Green Bay Packers, being able to run around on this field makes for a really cool experience for any little Packers fan! Of course, Jacob and I had to grab a football and exchange a few passes as well!
I think my favorite part of the complex may have been the game courts. It’s a fun concept that brings the spirit of tailgating into a community complex, while also making it more family-friendly. Equipment is readily available at the courts and people were great about taking turns while we were there.
Options include ping-pong, shuffle board, bocce ball, foos ball, bags, and horseshoes. What a fun way to spend a day with the family!
It’s obvious that Titletown has a great planning committee as it seems like there’s always some event going on there! Often hosting art installations, outdoor movie nights, live music, fitness classes, and endless kids activities, there’s something for everyone!
When Jacob and I visited for the Paul McCartney concert, they had a British Invasion themed weekend with a Beatles cover band, afternoon tea, and had decorated the complex with British themed installations like Beefeater statues and red telephone booths. So fun!
Click this link to see Titletown’s full calendar of events!
Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay
Hinterland Restaurant and Brewery is the most obvious choice for dining at Titletown. A fixture of Green Bay for over 20 years, it now has a new home just across the street from Lambeau Field in the Titletown complex. It offers a full menu as well as their locally brewed beer. To enhance your experience, tours of the brewery and tasting rooms are also available!
46 Below is a cleverly named bistro that any Green Bay fan will appreciate. A nod to the 1967 Ice Bowl but is also situated 46 feet below the Ariens Hill. 46 below offers “quick bites, comfort food, and drinks for park visitors” (46 Below Info Page).
Taverne in the Sky and Leaps and Bounds are two restaurants inside the new Lodge Kohler hotel on Titletown’s grounds. While Taverne in the Sky offers a higher-end dinner experience on the fifth floor of the hotel, Leaps and Bounds is situated on the ground floor and offers items like coffee, pastries, wraps, salads, and snack boards.
The Lodge Kohler is currently the only hotel in the Titletown complex and is about as close as you can stay to Lambeau Field! With the Kohler Waters Spa, fitness center, indoor pool, and a private courtyard, be sure to make your reservations early as this is sure to be a popular spot in Green Bay! You can visit the website by clicking this link.
The Future of Titletown
The next phase of development was underway when we visited, which was very exciting to see! We saw glimpses of TitletownTech, which will be a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft Corp. You can read more about TitletownTech here.
Retail locations are rumored to be making their way into Titletown, and we also saw construction walls that are apparently concealing TitletownHomes and TitletownFlats. As I’m sure you can guess, these are residences that are being built right in the middle of the action in Green Bay! You can read more about the residential phase of development here.
On top of all of this, what Jacob and I were most impressed by was how immaculate and well-kept the complex was. With awesome places like this that are open to the public, people unfortunately tend to take advantage of a good thing. However, this was not the case at Titletown. It’s been open for over two years now and is still in pristine condition. There seems to be a sense of respect for the place, and everyone followed the posted rules while we were there.
We saw one staff member keeping an eye on the playground area while we were there. I’m assuming there’s a much greater staff presence on game days. Supplies and equipment are readily available for the outdoor games, and people were great about taking turns with others in the complex. There was a chest of footballs available for the full-size football field as well! I was really impressed with the trusting, community mentality of the place and can only hope it stays that way for many years to come.
Overall, Jacob and I wished we had some more time to explore Green Bay, but glad we made the time to check out the Titletown Entertainment District!