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Winter Getaway Idea: Milwaukee

By Paul Smirl

Combating the winter months’ chilling cascades of snow, ice and low temperatures, Wisconsin’s residents and visitors have soft spots for hearty meals, hot cocoa and long conversations around the fireplace. They throw on their knit sweaters and wool socks, embrace the beauty of state’s snow-blanketed landscapes and even head outside to ski, sled, skate or fish. Yet while cozying up in a cabin or braving the cold to tackle the state’s majestic natural forces are fantastic ways to experience Wisconsin’s winter, the state’s largest city offers a barrage of winter events and activities sure to excite you and your family.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s biggest city is nothing short of a winter wonderland. Hanging stunning lights, putting on excellent shows and providing top of the line outdoor spaces for engaging, blustery fun, Milwaukee is a must-visit destination for Wisconsin visitors this holiday season and beyond.

Performances in Milwaukee

From holiday classics to comedy traditions, Milwaukee is home to two fantastic performing arts organizations.

If music, stand-up or food is your thing, head to one of the Pabst Theater venues, where you’ll find anything from Wisconsin choirs to cover bands to wrestling to comedy.

Outdoor Fun

A buzzing urban metropolis with plenty of room to play, Milwaukee does Wisconsin proud by supplying a number of excellent parks and public recreational spaces.

Lighted Sledding Hills in Milwaukee

Ice Skating in Milwaukee

Indoor Fun: Relax at the Spa

If staying indoors is more your speed, Milwaukee is chock-full of brilliant spas sure to keep your body and mind relaxed during the winter. Here are a few favorite spas in Milwaukee:

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