Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Art Museum showing art and modern architecture
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

Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
3 out of 5
700 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
The price is HK$844 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
HK$844
per night
1 Dec - 2 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Milwaukee. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,129 reviews)
"We loved the breakfast, dinner with drinks provided, the pool and the gym. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Milwaukee. We loved the Milwaukee Public Museum and spent several hours with our great nephews and great niece exploring the many wonderful exhibits."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
4.5 out of 5
1611 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53233
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,231 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
HK$1,231
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Milwaukee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,753 reviews)
Great room. Fun Hotel.
"I’ve stayed at all the premium hotels in Milwaukee. This was by far the best experience."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel
4.5 out of 5
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
The price is HK$1,180 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
HK$1,180
per night
8 Dec - 9 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Milwaukee. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,130 reviews)
"The property was amazing! Plenty of things to do in the hotel. The hotel is beautiful."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

The Pfister Hotel
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.
FRONTDESK Rhythm Apts Lower East Side Milwaukee
FRONTDESK Rhythm Apts Lower East Side Milwaukee
3.5 out of 5
1640 North Water Street, Apt #612, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Milwaukee. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
Much better than a typical hotel
"Overall this was a fantastic place to stay. Check-in instructions were very clear and straightforward. The FrontDesk team responded to all of my e-mails very promptly and professionally. The place was clean and tidy, and was comfortable to be in. Comes with more than enough silverware, tissue, toilet ..."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2022

FRONTDESK Rhythm Apts Lower East Side Milwaukee
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
1007 N Cass Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Milwaukee. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (815 reviews)
"Our stay at The Plaza was perfect. The ambiance was wonderful, we loved the classic original architecture and decor. The rooms are extremely comfortable and a perfect place for our stay. And the restaurant was very good for breakfast, we didn’t have an opportunity to try lunch but I’m sure it would ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

The Plaza Hotel
FRONTDESK 735 West Apts Westown Milwaukee
FRONTDESK 735 West Apts Westown Milwaukee
3 out of 5
735 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53233
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Milwaukee. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and meeting facilities. Popular attractions American Family Field and Milwaukee ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
Great place to stay
"The property was very nice and quiet. I could not get the WIFI to work and it seemed the HVAC was not working correctly but overall the property is one that I would look to stay at again."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2022

FRONTDESK 735 West Apts Westown 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.

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