Where do you want to go this summer – hiking along the Oregon coast or surfing the Snake River, stargazing in the darkest corners of the Allegheny Mountains or exploring late-night Chicago? We scoured the USA in search of every state's hidden summer gem. All you have to do is get there.
Wisconsin: A Midwest Supper Club
When the sun touches the tops of the trees in the Northwoods, there's just one thing to do: Head to the local supper club, as Wisconsinites have done for generations. The supper club is where everyone meets on summer nights to drink and feast in a nostalgic, hearty, and wholly democratic place, a small-town restaurant that's half neighborhood dinner party, half traditional village pub. Drink an old-fashioned cocktail in the wood-paneled tavern room, and then adjourn to the dining room for a multicourse dinner served by friendly, uniformed waitresses. Start with the state delicacy: deep-fried cheese curds.
Getting there: Minneapolis/St. Paul has connecting flights to the Rhinelander airport. Once you land, it's just 15 minutes to a warm home-cooked meal at the Al-Gen.
Credit: Narayan Mahon