Learn that Racine, Wisconsin has two major claims to fame—a sweet Danish pastry called a kringle and architectural monuments designed by Frank Lloyd Wright—and you'll face the soul-searching task of deciding which of these claims appeals the most. Does your sophisticated side have you marching to admire remarkable architecture, or does your sweet tooth win you over with a side trip to a bakery? Is your appetite for culture greater than your taste for treats? Book hotels near Racine, WI and know none of it matters, because your thirst for new experiences means you'll find room in your itinerary for it all.
Step out from one of the hotels in Racine, WI to get some fresh air, stroll along the Root River, or see the stately brick buildings of the Old Main Street Historic District. You will almost certainly find yourself in front of a glass case containing shelf upon shelf of forearm-sized rings of flaky pastry, all prodding you to pick a flavor. These are Racine's famous kringles, Danish pastry dough rolled with butter, risen into more than 30 flaky layers, and stuffed with fruit, nuts, chocolate, or some other sugary concoction. Bite into your chosen treat, inhaling its saccharine halo, and know that you're not just indulging your appetite, you're experiencing the heritage of Racine's Dutch immigrant founders. Consider it an exercise in cultural appreciation. Next, it's time to assess whether the kringle is a work of art on par with the esteemed designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. A tour of the SC Johnson campus invites your assessment of its circa-1930s endeavor to be the best office building in the world. Arrange rental cars in Racine, and drive to nearby Milwaukee, where you can continue your cultural explorations. Stay at one of the great hotels near Milwaukee, and you'll be able to enjoy an evening in one of the city's beer halls—a further endeavor in cultural appreciation.
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