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Milwaukee

Travel Guide
Milwaukee Art Museum

Wisconsin’s major city is acclaimed for its rich history of brewing beer, a modern lakefront skyline and an eclectic festival scene.

Milwaukee exudes a laid-back Midwestern vibe. The city of almost 600,000 residents has a reputation as the “City of Festivals”, and Milwaukeeans know how to enjoy themselves.

Lake Michigan’s shoreline dominates the downtown area, framed by a skyline of modern steel and glass. The city also boasts preserved turn-of-the-century districts in East Town and the Historic Third Ward, which is dotted with theaters, galleries and restaurants.

Milwaukee has a colorful history with a strong German influence, and it’s still regarded as America’s “Brew City.” Get acquainted with Milwaukee’s beer heritage with a tour of the world-famous Miller Coors Brewery. Learn more about the city’s history at the Milwaukee Public Museum in downtown.

For more cultural pursuits, art lovers should make Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) the first port of call. It features an impressive contemporary design and more than 30,000 works of art dating back to the 15th century. Visit the popular Charles Allis Art Museum in the city’s East Side neighborhood to browse elaborate antique furnishings and decorative art.

The best vantage point for photos of the city’s skyline is from Festival Park or along the Bay View promenade overlooking Lake Michigan. From here, it’s an easy walk to nearby Discovery World, which caters to children with hands-on science exhibits. Hire a car and venture further afield to visit the wildlife at Milwaukee County Zoo.

Milwaukee experiences cold winters, but there are plenty of indoor attractions to escape the chill. Spend a day browsing books at the Milwaukee Public Library, or visit indoor gardens at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Visit the city in summer, and you can enjoy a wealth of open-air events and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene on the lakefront. Go to the Water Street or Bay View districts to mingle in stylish waterfront bars and cafés until the early hours.

Where to stay in Milwaukee

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
4.5 out of 5
1611 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI
The price is £97 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marquette University, Harley-Davidson Museum and The Rave-Eagles Club. Fiserv Forum and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,364 reviews)
"Clean and secure"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
4 out of 5
333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI
The price is £126 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Located in Westown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Milwaukee Public Museum and Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee Public Market and Milwaukee Art Museum are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,313 reviews)
"Needs to be more late night food options!!!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
4 out of 5
2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
The price is £103 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Located in Marquette, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Rave-Eagles Club and Marquette University. Wisconsin Center and Fiserv Forum are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,129 reviews)
"Very clean"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cozy House
Cozy House
2133 S 24th St, Milwaukee, WI
The price is £125 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Situated in Milwaukee, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Home and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marquette University ...
Cozy House
1 Bed- Apt #1 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant!
1 Bed- Apt #1 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant!
5905 W National Ave, Apt #1, Milwaukee, WI
The price is £130 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Situated in Milwaukee, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (2 km) from American Family Field and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Wisconsin State Fair Park. Milwaukee Mile and Pettit ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Awesome
"Awesome owner great atmosphere really good food and company"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2021

1 Bed- Apt #1 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant!
2 Bedroom - Apt #5 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant
2 Bedroom - Apt #5 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant
5905 W National Ave, Apartment #5, Milwaukee, WI
Situated in Milwaukee, this historic apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from American Family Field and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Wisconsin State Fair Park. Milwaukee ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Unique Lodging Experience
"As huge “How I Met Your Mother” fans, my husband and I always thought it would be fun to live above a bar. However, we’re probably too old for that to be an everyday occurrence. As we were moving out of Milwaukee, where we have lived for a decade, we thought it would be fun to have one last hurrah ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

2 Bedroom - Apt #5 Above Kegel's Inn German Restaurant
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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