Welcome to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city bordering 22,300 square miles of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee has been gaining notoriety as a leading biophilic city, that is, one that speaks to humans’ intrinsic sense of connecting to nature through green building and urban sustainability. Nicknamed Brew City, for its rich history in the brewing industry, you will become a beer enthusiast before leaving, if you weren’t already headed here for a sampling of some of the legendary brewers—Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz, Miller, or even a modern craft brew. Did we mention Brewers? Miller Park is home to the MLB team Milwaukee Brewers and catching a game with a brat, and you guessed it, a beer is a classic Wisconsin pastime.
The history continues in Milwaukee, with the iconic motorcycle company Harley-Davidson, founded in a shed in a Milwaukee backyard in 1903. Milwaukee, the City of Festivals, is home to many (over 40!) ethnic festivals and events, most notably, the world’s biggest music festival – Summerfest that spans 11 days and over 800 acts. Chase that festival with the Wisconsin State Fair, and you’ll have a summer to remember. Milwaukee’s food scene has been blossoming over the past several years, with everything from a Friday fish fry to restaurants with James Beard award-winning chefs. So be sure to check out a new restaurant while visiting Cream City. (Yet another nickname! This one comes from the city’s love of the off-white colored brick buildings.) You can catch the NBA Milwaukee Bucks donning the throwback Cream City jerseys during their basketball season as well.
Final destination or a hub for an upcoming trip? Stay at a Wisco hotel location before and after take-off at Mitchell International Airport, a popular airport for Wisconsinites and even our southern friends from Chicago, with non-stop flights to 50 destinations.