Milwaukee is an underrated vacation city with some convincing reasons to be added to anyone’s vacation bucket list. If you’re interesting in visiting Milwaukee, here are 4 tips to consider:
Set Your Budget
Milwaukee is part of a large metropolitan area, so you will have big city advantages, but as it’s also part of the Midwest, your pocketbook will feel a difference in the finance department. Still, it’s best for you to have a solid dollar amount to work with as you plan.
Determine Attractions of Interest
This city of 600,000 has invested in more than its famous breweries and baseball team. The Milwaukee Riverwalk lines its namesake river, adorned with art displays, shops, cafes, and brewpubs. A segment even leads to Lake Michigan. But, water isn’t the only attraction the city can boast; other attractions include:
- North Point Lighthouse – For a full experience make sure to climb the lighthouse tower. The view is breathtaking no matter which season you visit the area.
- Milwaukee Art Museum – Not to be outdone by the impressive collections inside, the landscaping around the buildings is spectacular. Conceivably difficult to imagine a more fabulous backdrop, Lake Michigan sets the nautical tone as the Reiman Bridge leads visitors to the museum’s entrance.
- County Zoo – With over 200 acres and 1,800 animals, the zoo can rival the best in the country. In addition to the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America, animals native to the area are housed in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm and love to be petted. The Safari Train gets you around the park on land, but those who crave more adventure, the Sky Safari takes you above the action for a birds eye view. The Sky Trail and Zip Line offer additional thrills.
- Kopp’s Ice Cream Shop – As you enjoy delectable ice cream at this iconic shop, some will remember, and some will be introduced to Milwaukee as the setting for popular television shows Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Kopp’s is considered the inspiration for Happy Days’ drive-in, Arnold’s. Arthur Fonzarelli, a popular character on the show, has a bronze statue located along the Riverwalk.
These are only a sampling of the many exciting activities Milwaukee has to offer.
Book a Hotel Online
“Location, location, location” isn’t just for buying real estate. Hotel search sites, such as www.hipmunk.com/Hotels-in-Milwaukee-WI help you find Milwaukee hotels quickly and easily. You can also scroll to find attractions within close proximity or onsite of the hotel you choose, leaving you the option to hit the town at night or enjoy a good meal and relaxation not far from your room. For example, Hotel Metro has easy, accessible parking and is set in the midst of some of the city’s finest restaurants and night spots, but also houses its own restaurant and bar areas.
Milwaukee’s a thoroughly modern city, accessible by almost any travel means possible. Airports, train and bus stations, boat piers, and parking are at your disposal. When booking, add travel plans in conjunction with your hotel to really up your savings.
Milwaukee is a mecca of exciting things to do. Whether you travel as a single, couple, friends’ group or family, you won’t be disappointed.
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