Why it's so great: If you've never heard the words "New Glarus," then you're not from Wisconsin: It's the name of one of our most beloved breweries, which is named after the town it's located in. Yes, you can certainly tour the brewery and visit the taproom and gift shop, but there's more to do in this small town. The town was originally settled by Swiss immigrants, and you’ll see Swiss influences throughout; many buildings look like chalets, Swiss flags hang right next to American flags, and the place is full of traditional Swiss foods like kalberwurst and Stollen. There's also a Heidi festival in June -- basically a traditional celebration with food and live music -- and plenty of yodeling throughout the year.
Must-eat foods: Roesti or fondue at Glarner Stube; savory French toast with Door County cherries, pork belly and sunny-side-up duck egg at Cow & Quince; fudge from Maple Leaf Cheese & Chocolate Haus.