As soon as you arrive in Milwaukee, you’ll instantly feel the high-energy city vibes. Milwaukee is a hub for fun and culture with a vibrant craft brewery scene and an exciting summer festival lineup.
So, bring your family or friends and check out this growing, evolving city on Lake Michigan.
Downtown Fun for Everyone
Whatever your idea of a good time, you’ll find it here as well as memories that’ll last a lifetime.
For a fun sports outing, visit any of the state-of-the-art venues home to our Milwaukee teams. Join us at American Family Field as we cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. For a night of basketball, catch a Milwaukee Bucks home game at the Fiserv Forum.
See our culture come alive at the many outdoor festivals happening year-round, especially during the summertime. Dance and sing with us at the annual Summerfest held at Henry Maier Festival Park. And be sure to attend the Wisconsin State Fair. There, you’ll see Wisconsin agricultural heritage up-close as well as enjoy amusement rides and all the cream puffs and food on a stick you can eat.
Find family-friendly attractions open year-round, like the Milwaukee County Zoo, home to more than 2,000 animals and just a short drive from downtown. And we can’t forget about the Harley-Davidson Museum. It’s not just for gearheads. The 20-acre attraction is perfect for the entire family, featuring interactive exhibits as well as motorcycle displays and an engine room. During your visit, take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about the history and heritage behind the popular brand.
Urban Outdoor Living
You don’t need to leave the city to enjoy outdoor fun. Right in our backyard, you'll find attractions like Lake Michigan’s shoreline, multi-use trails and recreational facilities.
Work on your short game at the Lake Park Golf Course, or go on a bike tour through the city’s parks and trails. Stroll past restaurants, shops and brewpubs on the RiverWalk or check out the local art and history museums.
On the water, rent a kayak, canoe or paddle board with the Milwaukee Kayak Company and explore the city’s urban rivers. You can also hop on a sightseeing cruise and go jet skiing on Lake Michigan. Nothing is off limits here.
Farm-to-Table & Locally-Crafted
Milwaukee is a city that values a good pint of beer and gourmet cuisine just as much as fried cheese curds. Gather around the table with your favorite people and enjoy all that our diverse food and drink scene has to offer.
Our city is home to farm-to-table restaurants, ethnic spots and James Beard award semifinalists; try American cuisine at The Diplomat or Serbian fare at Three Brothers Restaurant. For a sweet treat, stop by Kopp’s Frozen Custard, serving up Midwestern favorites since 1950.
Book Your Stay, Getting Here
Book a stay at a big-name chain hotel or a unique accommodation only found in Milwaukee.
County Clare Irish Inn & Pub brings Ireland to Milwaukee and features cozy rooms and a pub right on-site. Experience the feel of a European inn at the Knickerbocker on the Lake with views of Lake Michigan.
And getting to Milwaukee is easy by car or plane. If you’re driving here from Chicago, just take on I-94 north. That’s the same highway that will take you from Madison to Milwaukee. From Sheboygan, hop on I-43. If you’re flying into Milwaukee, you’ll want to land at the Mitchell International Airport near downtown.
Visit us for a game, a summer festival or an unforgettable weekend getaway and experience Milwaukee with your friends and family.
From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!