Milwaukee Travel Guide

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Dubbed the "City of Festivals", Milwaukee knows how to celebrate just about everything. Whether it's listening to bands old and new during Summerfest's eleven days of music, or celebrating heritage at Festa Italiana, Mexican Fiesta, or Irish Fest  - this is the city to enjoy festivals.


There's a variety of places to explore and something for everyone. Popular stops include the Harley-Davidson Museum, Miller Brewery, the Domes, and County Stadium - there's always something to explore. How about a visit to the Wisconsin State Fair? This is the place to try the latest food craze ( in 2010 it was chocolate covered bacon), view farm animals, and listen to your favorite country band.

 
Oh, and the food! Whatever your craving, Milwaukee's got it. From Leon's award-winning butter burgers and custard to the Bartolotta's chain of fine dining restaurants, your taste buds will thank you. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Maders, a local German mainstay or visit some of the other popular places such a Elsa's, Bean's & Barley, Il Mito, Oakland Gyro, and at the Knick. Even the chain  restaurant Rock Bottom Brewery has been given stellar location on the Milwaukee River so you can dine with a view.


Milwaukee's is home to several neighborhoods that epitomize an artsy, eclectic, and hometown feel. For that hard to find gift trying shopping along Brady Street, the Third Ward or Wauwatosa. Explore the architecture of Bayview, Brewer's Hill, and Murray Hill. Visit Walker's Point at night for its popular bar scene.


Rather stay near the water? The best way to enjoy a warm weather day in Milwaukee is by heading to the Milwaukee River. However you arrive -- whether on foot, by bus, car, or boat -- there are plenty of places to stop along the way. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks while watching the boats sailing by.


Love music under the stars? Catch the sounds of great local bands playing at Jazz in the Park in Cathedral Square Park, River Rhthyms at Pere Marquette Park, and music at Alterra at the Lake.

 
Kids will enjoy visits to the nationally-recognized Milwaukee County Zoo, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, IMAX theater, and Boerner Botanical Gardens/Wehr Nature Center.

 
Budget-oriented individuals can take solace in knowing there are many specials and freebies to be had in the city. Freebies range from reduced ticket offerings in the local paper to free concerts and festivals.

Exercise enthusiasts can run, bike, hike, snowshoe, ski, skateboard, and rollerblade amid Lincoln Memorial Drive's parks and beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline.


So, don't hesitate to plan a visit to Milwaukee, a hometown gem situated on a great lake! Once you visit, it's too hard to resist -- you'll be back.




Where to Go in Milwaukee

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Hotel Metro Milwaukee

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411 East Mason Street

Modern hotel in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

ComedySportz Milwaukee

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420 South First Street

Live, interactive comedy show.

Beans & Barley

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1901 East North Avenue

Cafe offering organic foods and drinks.

The Harp

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113 East Juneau

Irish Pub on the Milwaukee River

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