Milwaukee, known as the little sister of Chicago (located only 2 hours), it’s much more than that stereotype. The attraction of Lake Michigan, the breweries, its growing culture and diversity are hallmarks of Milwaukee, the most populous city in the state of Wisconsin.
House of Harley-Davidson, this old industrial city has several options to visit, especially boutique breweries and world’s largest music festival, the Summerfest. Indeed, the musical activity in the city is very high.
In recent years, the emergence of designers, upscale boutiques and some art galleries, combined with the growing popularity of indie music, make people that come to Milwaukee fall in love with the city.
The beer culture is very evident in the city, known as the capital of beer in the USA, which features beers such as Miller or Blatz. The winters are harsh so it’s advisable to visit the city in summer.Milwaukee in 1898 with a view of the City Wall tower and nowadays
Hotels and Resorts
Iron Horse Hotel – industrially chic hotel, is a former bedding factory transformed into a biker-friendly boutique stopover, has a good view to the Harley-Davidson museum.
Pfister Hotel – premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century, continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style
The Knickerbocker On The Lake – premier boutique hotel in Milwaukee, has a fantastic Lake Michigan view.Iron Horse Hotel
The Green Gallery – minimalist small gallery in the River West area.
Katie Gingrass Gallery – a contemporary fine art gallery with regular exhibits.
Brass Light Gallery – amazing handcrafted Arts & Crafts style lighting for residential or commercial.
Project M – Men’s and women’s clothing all made by local designers.
Sky High Skateboard shop – innovative skater shop which has converted its stock room into a rotating exhibition space for emerging artists.Sky High Skateboard shop
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center – dedicated to fostering talent, developing character and building the audiences of tomorrow.
Third Coast Design Center
Coquette – classic Parisian cafe with excellent service. Multiple Beard award winning chef.
Honeypie Cafe – modern midwestern restaurant, where bloody mary comes garnished with hand pickled veg and local salami.
Comet Café – Rock and Roll greasy comfort food has a staggering range of Milwaukee’s famous beers.
Milwaukee Arts Museum – city’s most electrifying building, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has some of the country’s most interesting collections of post-1960 artwork, as well as consistently dynamic temporary exhibitions.
Harley-Davidson Museum – museum of the legendary motorcycle manufacturer, worth a visit even if you’re not a huge fan. Is the only museum of its type in the world.
Haggerty Museum of Art – located on the Marquette University campus, houses several classical masterpieces.Milwaukee Art Museum
Well Spa Milwaukee – located on the first floor of Downtown’s Pfister Hotel, it’s the most posh day spa in the Milwaukee area.
Glow Salon and Spa – a place where you can relax & leave all the stress at the door.
Lakefront Brewery – one of the good boutique breweries of Milwaukee.
Stonefly Brewery – gritty and dark, brew their own beer.
The Home Market – chic home goods, furniture and décor. One of the best stores in the city.
Clinton Street Antiques – sell quirky knickknacks, like tobacco tins and 50’s clothes.
Country Club Living
Milwaukee Country Club – standard-bearer for the best virtues that parkland golf has to offer.
Olympic Ice Rink – offer facilities for disc golf and ice skating.
Luxury and Celebrity Properties
Pabst Mansion – built in 1892 by beer tycoon Frederick Pabst, this Flemish Renaissance Mansion was once considered the jewel of Milwaukee’s famous “Grand Avenue”.
Kilbourntown House – an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture, the home contains an outstanding collection of mid-nineteenth century furniture and decorative arts.
Summerfest – Listed inGuiness Book as the largest music festival in the world.
Lakefront Festival of the Arts – over 170 juried artists showing and selling works from painting to ceramics and to jewelry.
Jazz in the Park – Milwaukee’s favorite free outdoor summer music series, featuring different styles of music.
Points of Interest
Lake Park – located on Lake Michigan, is an urban park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York.
Milwaukee Public Market – located in the Third Ward neighborhood, is an indoor market that sells all kind of products from local businesses.
Gene and Marcy’s Holler House – country’s oldest bowling alley, where pin boys are employed to reset game by hand.