Situated on the coast of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, Reefpoint Marina is a dazzling Great Lakes gem. The spacious, full-service marina is the largest in Wisconsin with 921 floating slips in a resort-style atmosphere, accommodating boats up to 130 feet.
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Sunset at Reefpoint Marina in October[/caption]
Upscale amenities include an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, fire pits and fuel dock with ValvTect Marine Gasoline, as well as 24-hour docking assistance and security. The massive Anchors Away Ships Store offers boat side delivery service for everything from pool toys and clothes to dog treats and gourmet food. Relax in the cozy boater's lounge that offers space for private events free of charge.
Dine at the Reefpoint Brew House onsite for American dishes ranging from fine cuts of steak to burgers and loaded tater tots. The outside bar and patio is pet-friendly and features live music and views of the marina. The gorgeous banquet room also hosts events throughout the year.
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Reefpoint Marina Pool[/caption]
One block away, stroll past the Victorian, Italianate structures that line downtown Racine's vibrant lakefront community. Explore boutiques, pubs, museums, 50 restaurants and attractions on historic Main Street, or head up to North Beach and enjoy the day swimming in Lake Michigan. For lodging, Reefpoint Marina is a few steps away from the fully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and its new supper club, Corner House on the Lake.
Notable restaurants nearby include Butcher & Barrel Gastropub, Salute Italian Restaurant and Joey's Yardarm Seafood Bar & Grill. For tapas check out Olde Madrid, and for tacos try Amos Los Tacos. Visit the Racine Art Museum and Racine Heritage Museum a few steps apart on Main Street.
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Reefpoint Marina Dog[/caption]
Don't forget to get a scoop of ice cream or a frozen margarita from Anchors Away Ships Store before you head up the causeway to the downtown area, says Carrie Neubecker, general manager of Reefpoint Marina. If you just feel like relaxing, then take the boat to North Beach or The Cove and anchor for an afternoon of fun in the sun on the boat. There's so much to do at the marina and in Racine that a weekend stay is just not enough.
Reefpoint Marina offers nautical events such as Boaters Appreciation Days, Wine-a-Thons, Venetian Night, Captain- led Rendezvous, Kids Day activities and Dinghy Poker Runs.
Local events include Downtown Racine Wine Walks where you can sample more than 50 wines from around the world, late-night shopping at First Fridays in Downtown Racine, and Party on the Pavement, the town's largest street festival featuring music, art, food, rides, games and family-friendly attractions.
Reefpoint Marina is professionally managed by F3 Marina and owned by Racine County. For more info visit reefpointmarina.org.