Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
648 N. Plankinton Ave #425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
The largest harbor town in the State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is located where three rivers converge at stunning Lake Michigan. Named “Millioki” or “gathering place by the waters” by Native Americans, Milwaukee is perfect for aquatic adventures in an urban setting and an ideal destination for any water enthusiast.
Along the 90 acres of green lakefront preserved for public use, Bradford Beach offers serious fun in the sun with a retro beach house, numerous beach volleyball courts, and a popular tiki bar. Just to the south is Veterans Park, with miles of trails and large lagoon where you can rent stand-up paddle boards, pedal boats, canoes and more. Located adjacent to Veterans Park, McKinley Marina is Milwaukee County’s full service public lakefront marina.
Be sure to take in all the fun activities along the Milwaukee River! Boat cruises and kayaking are a great way to experience Milwaukee from a unique, nautical point of view. Excursion boats offer a range of tours, and kayak and pontoon rentals are also a popular way to explore the water and Milwaukee’s riverside microbreweries. And don’t forget to stop for a thumbs-up photo op with the Bronze Fonz statue along the RiverWalk.
Take time to explore Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, like Old World Third Street with its German heritage charm or the Historic Third Ward. Anchored by the vibrant Milwaukee Public Market, the ward is a converted warehouse district, featuring a number of galleries and theaters, antique stores, restaurants, and unique shops. Stroll along the 15-block stretch of RiverWalk for dining options that satisfy any appetite at acclaimed restaurants with riverfront decks, or explore Milwaukee’s foodie scene, boasting an impressive number of farm-to-table restaurants.
- Discover science and technology at Discovery World.
- Get a taste of Wisconsin with a view at Milwaukee Ale House.
- Cruise the Milwaukee River by boat or kayak.
- View masterpieces at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
- Be hands-on at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
- Tour the Harley-Davidson Museum.
- Catch a Brewer baseball game at Miller Park Stadium.
- Listen to music at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival