New England may be best known for its quaint harbor town charm, but it isn't the only place it can be found. You needn't go farther than one of the hotels in Port Washington, WI to discover much the same picturesque allure. As you chat with artists at the artisan marketplace or attend one of the frequent lakefront festivals, you'll find that the charm is accentuated by a generous dash of Midwestern bonhomie. Soak in the sunrise from a small fishing boat off the shores of Lake Michigan and contemplate those essential human qualities like generosity and amity that can make you feel at home anywhere. You'll be creating a stockpile of relaxing memories that you can return to for mental peace time and again, long after you turn your back on the waters of Lake Michigan.
Book one of our rental cars in Port Washington and park at the beginning of the pier, which juts about half a mile into Lake Michigan. With the cool lake breeze on your face, the stroll to its end is blissful (Just hang on to your hat!). At the end you'll find the Port Washington Breakwater Light, an art deco lighthouse whose form is well known to locals. Stand in the shade of its massive arch and survey the expansive lake waters; contemplate the invisible bulk of Michigan across all those miles of water and beyond the curve of the horizon, yet linked to you by the same body of water. If you skip a stone from the end of the pier, does the motion carry to the other side? Contemplate the possibilities as you return to shore, where you can browse charming lakefront shops or feast on fish fry in a waterfront cafe. Hotels near Port Washington are a great place to sleep off that extra cup of chowder!
There's no hurry to check out of your choice of our Port Washington hotels; Travelocity can help you extend the adventure. Follow the coast south to one of our great hotels in Milwaukee and explore Lake Michigan from a new angle.