Visit Milwaukee

Discover why more meeting planners are choosing Milwaukee, an easy-access destination featuring a three-venue convention campus with three connecting hotels. A blend of acclaimed restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and off-site venues adds up to meetings at incomparable value.

MKE in the News

  • Tasty Tosa: Milwaukee suburb stocked with worthy European cuisine

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    "Milwaukee has no shortage of great places to eat. The same can be said of its lesser-known western suburb of Wauwatosa, where you can find tasty German, Benelux, Italian and French fare at a quartet of restaurants less than a block from one another."

  • Things to do in Milwaukee

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be a "small" city, but it has a lot to offer in the way of tourist attractions. The nation's "Beer City" is brimming with great brewery tours, but there are also opportunities to get out on the water, see great works of art, listen to music and more. I was able to check out many of these attractions during my weeklong tour of Milwaukee, and I am pleased to report on their wheelchair accessibility here."

  • Vegan Guide to Milwaukee

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    "Wisconsin isn’t exactly known for vegan food. Gourmet cheese and brats are beloved by many living in Milwaukee. However, vegan and vegetarian options are widespread in the city. It’s very easy to comfortably dine as a vegan in Milwaukee."

  • Modern Milwaukee: Great Places to Eat, Drink and Live Well

    Sunday, August 07, 2016

    "Modern Milwaukee is impacted by the legacy of 19th-century European immigrants, as well as others who came later, all seeking the American dream. Their cultural influence lives on in a vibrant mix of ways to eat, drink and live well in Wisconsin’s largest city."

  • A Tale of Two Milwaukee Museums

    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    "Before my first trip to Milwaukee this summer, I had only a few references to help me get a handle on what makes the city tick. There was (and still is) beer, of course, a legacy of one of this country’s strongest German heritages. And there were the iconic TV comedies, “Happy Days” (check out the bronze statue of the Fonz on the walkway alongside the Milwaukee River) and its spinoff “Laverne and Shirley.”

  • Long Weekend in Milwaukee

    Friday, July 01, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be best known as the place of beer, brats, and cheese, but make no mistake, Wisconsin’s largest city is chock-full of other attractions, too, from a stunning lakefront and sprawling parks, to the world’s only Harley-Davidson museum and a moveable art museum. While the city draws crowds year-round—its tourism traffic brings in more than $5 billion annually—summer and its surplus of festivals deem it the ultimate season for a long weekend."

  • Lauded Milwaukee chefs raise city’s culinary profile

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but a dozen local chefs and eateries have been honored for their skill and creativity with all kinds of ingredients, and they’ve helped turn the city into a foodie destination."

  • With Erin Hills, Grand Geneva, The Bog and more, Milwaukee-area golf is a winner

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    "Sure it was beer that made Milwaukee famous and rockabilly singer Jerry Lee Lewis a loser, but it has a golf history, and its future seems unlimited. Milwaukee-area golf is a winner."

  • The 10 hottest American cities to visit this summer

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    American Express Travel recently released its list of the top 10 most popular cities to visit this summer in the United States.

  • Visit Milwaukee taps beer tourism in new video

    Thursday, February 05, 2015

    The fifth film in Visit Milwaukee's promotional series features taps, toasts and smiles to promote beer tourism and the industry's long history in the city.

  • New meeting planning approaches emerge from Great Recession

    Monday, February 09, 2015

    While the corporate event planning industry has significantly rebounded since trudging through the Great Recession, the sector has not completely surfaced from the economic downturn.

  • In the Heart of Milwaukee, a Gleaming Tower Leads an Urban Renewal

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    After the opening of Northwestern Mutual’s new headquarters, other projects are sprouting up everywhere in the city’s center.

  • The Rise and Rise of America’s Best Kept Secret

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    Harleys. Cheeseheads. Packers. Beer. Maybe even hard-working people with Midwest values. Milwaukee has transformed from dairy belt to rust belt to digital belt.

  • Milwaukee’s ‘Gallery Night and Day’ shows off city’s vibrant art scene

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    “Wisconsin’s largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day.”

  • Travelocity:7 Insanely Fun Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Milwaukee

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    “With its vibrant food scene and envious location on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has the charm that some other larger cities are lacking….If Milwaukee is not already on your radar, it should be! This city is constantly evolving, so there’s no time like the present for a visit.”

  • Midwest Living: Urban Hike Through Milwaukee

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    “This route has it all…While it takes you through the heart of the city, you’ll also experience woodlands, wildflowers and seabirds.”

  • Runner’s World: Escape to Milwaukee for Great Beer

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    “This Wisconsin city welcomes not only drinkers, but also runners, with plenty of races and trails.”

  • Washington Post: You’re Going Where?

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    "There’s always something to celebrate in Milwaukee. And I’m not just talking about the music, food and art festivals that fill the summer, or the azure views of Lake Michigan, or even the city’s beer-steeped history… Really, any occasion is good there to pack the flask and break out the party gear.”

  • Trivago: 10 Under the “Gaydar” LGBTQ Cities

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    “Thanks to Pridefest, the ‘Brew City’ is emerging as one of our up-and-coming travel destinations. The annual LGBTQ Film/Video Festival attracts thousands every October. The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center offers one-of-a-kind LGBTQ productions, and Walker’s Point is setting itself up to be the next big Boystown.”

  • Chicago Tribune: Late to the craft beer scene, Milwaukee’s small brewers are a big hit

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    Milwaukee, a city made famous by Miller, Schlitz and Pabst, has rediscovered what else beer can be.

  • Conde Nast Traveler: 6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    “[Milwaukee’s] Its ecologically diverse location makes it a hotbed of locavore cuisine, and a spate of award-winning restaurants have helped the city shed its beer-and-cheese reputation: Pay a visit to restaurants Ardent, Wolf Peach, Odd Duck, and the Vanguard to see what we mean.”

  • Tasty Tosa: Milwaukee suburb stocked with worthy European cuisine

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    "Milwaukee has no shortage of great places to eat. The same can be said of its lesser-known western suburb of Wauwatosa, where you can find tasty German, Benelux, Italian and French fare at a quartet of restaurants less than a block from one another."

  • Things to do in Milwaukee

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be a "small" city, but it has a lot to offer in the way of tourist attractions. The nation's "Beer City" is brimming with great brewery tours, but there are also opportunities to get out on the water, see great works of art, listen to music and more. I was able to check out many of these attractions during my weeklong tour of Milwaukee, and I am pleased to report on their wheelchair accessibility here."

  • Vegan Guide to Milwaukee

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    "Wisconsin isn’t exactly known for vegan food. Gourmet cheese and brats are beloved by many living in Milwaukee. However, vegan and vegetarian options are widespread in the city. It’s very easy to comfortably dine as a vegan in Milwaukee."

  • Modern Milwaukee: Great Places to Eat, Drink and Live Well

    Sunday, August 07, 2016

    "Modern Milwaukee is impacted by the legacy of 19th-century European immigrants, as well as others who came later, all seeking the American dream. Their cultural influence lives on in a vibrant mix of ways to eat, drink and live well in Wisconsin’s largest city."

  • A Tale of Two Milwaukee Museums

    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    "Before my first trip to Milwaukee this summer, I had only a few references to help me get a handle on what makes the city tick. There was (and still is) beer, of course, a legacy of one of this country’s strongest German heritages. And there were the iconic TV comedies, “Happy Days” (check out the bronze statue of the Fonz on the walkway alongside the Milwaukee River) and its spinoff “Laverne and Shirley.”

  • Long Weekend in Milwaukee

    Friday, July 01, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be best known as the place of beer, brats, and cheese, but make no mistake, Wisconsin’s largest city is chock-full of other attractions, too, from a stunning lakefront and sprawling parks, to the world’s only Harley-Davidson museum and a moveable art museum. While the city draws crowds year-round—its tourism traffic brings in more than $5 billion annually—summer and its surplus of festivals deem it the ultimate season for a long weekend."

  • Lauded Milwaukee chefs raise city’s culinary profile

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    "Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but a dozen local chefs and eateries have been honored for their skill and creativity with all kinds of ingredients, and they’ve helped turn the city into a foodie destination."

  • With Erin Hills, Grand Geneva, The Bog and more, Milwaukee-area golf is a winner

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    "Sure it was beer that made Milwaukee famous and rockabilly singer Jerry Lee Lewis a loser, but it has a golf history, and its future seems unlimited. Milwaukee-area golf is a winner."

  • Milwaukee’s Appeals, Vibrant and Cheap

    Monday, May 02, 2016

    "I found a small but vibrant city that balances its traditional Germanic origins with an embrace of contemporary art and design, great live music, and fun, casual dining."

  • Milwaukee named one of Lonely Planet’s “Best in the US” for 2016

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    "Lonely Planet’s travel experts have scoured the states to create the ultimate US travel wish list for 2016. Some of our choices are perennial favorites, while others are just stepping into the spotlight, but all have one thing in common: now is the time to go."

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  • The hot places for travel in 2016

    Tuesday, January 05, 2016

    MILWAUKEE, WIS.

    This city boasts a Costco-sized list of unexpected superlatives. It contends it hosts the world’s largest music festival, an 11-day monstrous gathering called Summerfest. It claims one of the largest Bastille Day celebrations in the country, and also North America’s largest annually held German festival. Milwaukee is so proud of its civic fetes that it calls itself City of Festivals. The art museum is itself a work of art (designed by Santiago Calatrava) and is home to one of the largest collections of Georgia O’Keeffe collections. The real reason to visit? I thought you’d never ask. Take a stroll on the River Walk and spend some quality time with the Bronze Fonz – a statue to remind you that Milwaukee was the setting for “Happy Days,” as if you needed a reminder. Direct flight? Yes. Best time to visit? June and July.

  • Milwaukee Brat House: Wisconsin classics done right

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    For the sausage lover (or beer lover) it is almost impossible to go wrong at Milwaukee Brat House.

  • 8 must-dos on a family getaway to Milwaukee

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Milwaukee is packed with things to see and do for families, making for a fabulous fall weekend getaway.

  • 5 reasons Milwaukee is the best city in the Midwest

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Here, five (mostly new) ways the pride of Lake Michigan is prying open our eyelids.