So you moved to Milwaukee sometime back and your friends are threatening to visit anytime soon. Being a lazy boy, you never got to explore your new home. So how do you show off your new city to visiting friends?
Relax, we’ve got you covered.
There are a lot of things to do around Milwaukee and we will show the best spots in the city and the best time to do it. So when your friends finally arrive, making an itinerary is easy.
1. Follow the Oak Leaf Trail
Milwaukee’s Oak Leaf Trail is a fantastic place to bring your friends. Get that bike out of the garage and hit the trail. You can go all the way to the downtown area. If you get hungry, grab a bite and off you go again. Don’t have a bike? No problem. A lot of bike rentals are located along the trail especially near the downtown area. The trail is free to bike, so eat up and burn those calories.
2. Kayak through the Milwaukee River
Are your friends outdoorsy? Then they will love Milwaukee. With a river flowing right through the city, you can hire a kayak, a canoe, or a stand-up paddleboard to paddle through the city and enjoy some amazing views. Lakefront Brewery is a fantastic place to stop for lunch and some nice brews.
3. Take a road trip
There are a lot of great roadside attractions and scenic locations a few hours away from Milwaukee. So pack a nice picnic and head out to either the Morgan Falls or the charming Chippewa Falls. If you are lazy, forget about the picnic and stop by at High Shores Supper Club or the Olson’s Ice Cream in the village.
4. Visit the farmers’ markets
Milwaukee boasts of several farmers markets. If you like your Asian veggies, head out to the Fondy Farmers Market. In case you are into planting, West Allis is a must visit. Apart from these two, there are several other interesting farmers markets to explore.
5. Church festivals.
Milwaukee is known for its famous church festivals. But unlike other places, in Milwaukee, they are actually a lot of fun. You can taste all the local brews and play a lot of gambling games, listen to cover bands and even go for some fun rides. If you have never been to one before, there is no need to wait because Church festivals happen almost every weekend.
6. Visit the Chudnow Museum
Milwaukee’s Chudnow Museum is often overlooked by the history buffs. This quaint little non-profit museum has a lot of interesting artefacts from the 1920 and 30s. It is totally worth a trip.
The number of events in Milwaukee is overwhelming and there is always something going on. So call your friends and make a plan. As you will soon discover, summers in Milwaukee are like no other. The summer Milwaukee festival will be upon us soon. So get in shape and get ready for some fun.