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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