Milwaukee City Guide


Travel Guide


An Overview Of Milwaukee

Milwaukee

So you are planning to visit Milwaukee, there is a wide variety of things to see and do no matter who you are travelling with. We don't plan to suggest which sights and attractions you visit while in Milwaukee but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Comparable with other cities, there are great and not so great places to visit and if this visit is your first to Milwaukee or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit, and Milwaukee has a number of really interesting experiences that you will remember for a long time.

Top 10 Attractions

During your time in Milwaukee there are quite a few places of interest that should make up part of your trip. The highly regarded Wisconsin area of The USA has attractions that you may know and others which aren't that familiar to people from outside the area of Milwaukee we have assembled a List of Ten to be of help to you:

1. Milwaukee Art Museum
2. Basilica of St. Josephat
3. Harley-Davidson Museum
4. Pabst Theater
5. Kettle Moraine State Forest
6. Miller Park
7. Milwaukee Public Museum
8. Milwaukee County Zoo
9. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
10. Historic Third Ward

This collection are just to get you going if you have a good local book or guide you can seek out a bit more and if there is enough time in Milwaukee. You will discover other enjoyable locations and attractions about the Milwaukee vicinity of The USA.

Getting Around

Milwaukee is not a difficult city to navigate, once you have an eye for the place and understand the layout with the help of some local landmarks it should become pretty simple. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you wish to cover larger distances across Milwaukee there are a number of modes of transportation. There is a good, reliable bus network where tickets can be purchases to cover multiple journeys. There is also the alternative to use Milwaukee Taxis, where you can seek local knowledge from your driver. What ever method you use to explore Milwaukee ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Hotels In The City

If you wish to stay in Milwaukee for a period longer than one day you will be looking for a place to sleep. Milwaukee offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these include hotels varying from the higher end of the star range to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Milwaukee may result in problems at certain times. If you are seeking out more luxury accommodation there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Milwaukee also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Milwaukee ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels

1. Sanford Restaurant
2. Kopp's Frozen Custard Stand
3. Blue's Egg
4. Jackson Grill
5. La Merenda

Places To Eat

There are many different places to eat in Milwaukee, the place you dine at will reflect your tastes and budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer American meals and don't break the bank. If you are on the look out for a fine dining restaurant there are a wide number of these, but you will need to make a reservation and ensure that your follow the dress code if there is one. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names such as Burger King, McDonalds etc, but if you are seeking something real you should ask a local and see where they suggest. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Milwaukee. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should check local newspapers for offers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. Iron Horse Hotel
2. Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
3. The Pfister Hotel
4. County Clare Irish Inn and Pub
5. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

Shops And Outlets

Milwaukee Shopping

Milwaukee is wonderful for shoppers, there are some great areas of the city where you are able to pick up gifts and fantastic retail items. Milwaukee has a wide array of designer boutiques and high end outlets, for those interested in buying clothes. It also has popular brand name outlets, here you can buy fashions at lower prices. If you are trying to find a bargain, Milwaukee has a number of popular markets where you will be able to find big savings on clothes and gifts. Like a lot of cities, Milwaukee has a number of Malls where you can shop till you drop. There is also a number of specialist shops that offer items with a twist unique to Milwaukee

Shopping Locations

Mayfair Mall - Shopping Mall / Shops / Restaurants
Brookfield Square - Popular Shopping Area With Gift And Novelty Shops
Bayshore Towne Center - Popular Shopping Street / Famous Chain Stores
Southridge - Traditional Shopping Area / Great For Gifts
Grand Avenue - Traditional Shopping Area / Great For Gifts

Milwaukee Information

If you are getting to grips with a new city like Milwaukee it is good practice to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.

Continent: North America
Country: USA
Region: Wisconsin
International Dialing Code: 414
Milwaukee Coordinates: 43°03'8?N 87°57'21?W
Altitude: 617 ft (188 m)
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Language: English
Milwaukee Time Zone: CST (UTC-6)
City Population: 594,833
Metro Population: 1,569,659
Temperature High In 81°F / 27 °C
Temperature Low In 13 °F / -11 °C

Keeping Safe

Just like other cities Milwaukee has it's pros and cons, it is important to keep your wits about you and you will be fine and undertake a great trip to this fantastic American area. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, try not to make it obvious you are a visitor to the city by flaunting expensive devices around and try not to carry more cash than you need on your person. Stick to areas you know after dark and if you do get lost, stay calm and visit a shop to consult your guide book or map. You might be enjoying yourself, but still be alert. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Milwaukee. On the whole The USA is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. Some basic groundwork pays dividends and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

Sports Teams

Milwaukee is a city that really enjoys it's sport there are a number of professional sports teams within Milwaukee that if you get the chance are certainly worthy of a visit at some truly great sporting venues.

Milwaukee Buck Cheerleaders

Baseball Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park
Basketball Milwaukee Bucks Bradley Center
Ice Hockey Milwaukee Admirals Bradley Center
American Football Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field

26 June 2015