Milwaukee is a walker’s paradise, organized into quaint neighborhoods with great bars, trendy restaurants, and other entertainment hotspots.

The award-winning Milwaukee RiverWalk runs north-south for more than three miles, linking Lakefront Brewery on the northern end, to the city’s Old World Third Street and downtown entertainment district, and south to the Historic Third Ward. Eye-catching public art gives the RiverWalk the feel of an outdoor gallery and colorful, user-friendly directional signs elaborate on the city’s history. There are 16 bridges of three varieties (standard, bascule and vertical) across the Milwaukee River along the RiverWalk.

Milwaukee’s bikeshare system - Bublr Bikes - is a convenient, affordable and “green” way to get you to your destination or explore the city on your own. Download the Bublr app to view stations all over the city that will connect you to a vibrant network of restaurants, boutiques, theaters, beautiful parks, and Lake Michigan shoreline.


Milwaukee is in the forefront of “green” choices when it comes to accommodations. Hotels like Hotel Metro, The Iron Horse Hotel, and the Brewhouse Inn & Suites insist on using environmentally-friendly and recycled building materials. The historic Pfister Hotel, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental Milwaukee, Hilton Milwaukee, and Westin Milwaukee are all committed to reducing their environmental impact through strict "green" standards.

Travel Green Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism initiated Travel Green Wisconsin in 2006 to promote smart, environmentally friendly business practices. Travel Green is the first state-sponsored sustainable travel certification program in the nation and has become a model for sustainable travel efforts both nationally and internationally. Check out the list below to find Travel Green-certified hotels and attractions in Milwaukee.

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Travel Green-certified:

  Name Category Description
Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport Hotels & Motels 2 miles from the airport. Free airport shuttle. Special in Duffy's Pub.
Great Lakes Distillery, LLC Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Spirits of MKE-Award-winning distilled spirits handcrafted in small batches
Harley-Davidson Museum Museums A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before.
Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotels & Motels AAA 4 Diamond award-winning historic hotel, connected to the Wisconsin Center.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport Hotels & Motels Designed for business & pleasure, with free airport shuttle.
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotels & Motels A contemporary hotel located in the heart of downtown MKE.
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel Hotels & Motels Saint Kate is a unique, boutique arts hotel created by artists for artists. From the professional business travelers looking for a coworking space in downtown Milwaukee to local creatives seeking a source of inspiration for their next project. Visit downtown Milwaukee's newest hotel and venue and experience all that we have to offer.
Lake Express High Speed Ferry Car Ferry Experience fast, fun & stress-free travel aboard a high-speed ferry.
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Voted MKE's best brewery tour. Beer, Food, Store, Quirky relics, all here.
Maxie's Ethnic Southern food & drink of all kinds. Oysters, BBQ, Fresh Fish.
Miller Brewery Tour and Brewery Shop Tours Experience the Milwaukee Brewery first-hand on our 80 min indoor/outdoor guided walking tour.
American Family Field Sports Facilities One of the Midwest’s most unique venues, American Family Field is the perfect place to visit for a one of a kind experience. American Family Field is home of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and hosts 81 regular season home games March - September. American Family Field is also a premiere venue perfect for year-round events, large and small.
Milwaukee County Zoo Zoos More than 2,100 animals and we’re situated on 190 park-like acres.
Milwaukee Public Museum Museums The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s Natural History Museum, where every visit is a new adventure through the world of natural science and human history!
Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South Hotels & Motels Upscale all-suite extended stay hotel offering a true Home Away From Home.
The Pfister Hotel Hotels & Motels Historic hotel. AAA Four Diamond rated. Travel Green Certification.
WELL Spa + Salon Salons & Spas Customized massage, facial, hair & nail services in suite setting.