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Shop the Neighborhoods

Shop them all in one day or visit throughout your stay. Either way, you’ll be sure to find something uniquely Milwaukee.

Celebrating 30 Years of The Bartolotta Restaurants

For 30 years, the Bartolotta family has been a pillar of Milwaukee's culinary scene. From the scenic views and delicious fresh seafood at Harbor House to the rustic French cuisine found at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, The Bartolotta Restaurants is an iconic Milwaukee institution. To celebrate the landmark occasion, VISIT Milwaukee sat down with Paul Bartolotta, Chef, Owner, and Co-Founder of The Bartolotta Restaurants, to hear his thoughts about Milwaukee's culinary renaissance and what makes this city special.

Summerfest Announces 2023 Headliners

Summerfest fans, the wait is over! The fest has music fans everywhere smiling with the highly anticipated release of the 2023 festival lineup. Featuring more than 100 artists to celebrate the festival's 55th anniversary, Summerfest has a loaded slate of artists with something for everyone. Feel the BPMs at an EDM performance, rock on at a rock show, catch today’s rising stars, and witness music icons during three weekends jam-packed with concerts and memories that will last a lifetime.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: 2023 Opening Day

Opening Day is upon us! All around the country, the smell of meat sizzling over hot charcoal coals, the buzz of parking lots before a ballgame, the crisp sounds of cracking bats, and the stunning spectacle of everything that makes baseball America’s game. The return of baseball is an unofficial holiday for many who follow the sport. For others, the arrival of the season marks the beginning of spring.

Culinary Capital of the Midwest

We hope you have an appetite for good news! Milwaukee, the Cream City, Brew City, the Good Land, the Gathering Place, is adding yet another title: the Culinary Capital of the Midwest. Earlier this month, Midwest Living named Milwaukee the Best Culinary City in the publication’s annual Best of the Midwest list for 2023.

March Madness in Milwaukee

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments are just a week away! As college basketball fans prepare for madness to descend on the sporting world for a month of buzzer-beaters, upsets, and pure magic that is March Madness, we’ve put together a little crib sheet complete with everything you need to know to optimize the most exciting tournament on the calendar.

Spring Break Your Way

Ready? And break! Spring Break has officially arrived and you want to make the most of your time away. Spark your inspiration with some ideas of what to do on your vacation tailored to your interests.

Dining for Every Season

It’s always the season for great dining in Milwaukee. Take a look at the different tastes of MKE as Earth journeys around the sun.

Lucky Charm: St. Patrick’s Day in Milwaukee 2023

Top ‘o the morning to you! This St. Patrick’s Day, find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in Milwaukee. From the hue of your favorite amber brew to a golden-brown pot of mouthwatering cheese curds, all signs point to the Brew City as your hub for this Irish celebration. All weekend, celebrate the day with events and activities throughout the Milwaukee area! Check out some of these stops and plan your St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans today!

Hooray for Fish Fry-day

Fire up those fryers because we’ve got another reason for you to look forward to Fridays! Restaurants around town offer the crispy, fried holy grail of the sea, usually served with a side of fries, coleslaw, and rye bread. No matter if you’re a fish fry novice or a pescatarian aficionado, we’ve put together a list of five places to try this tasty staple.

Visit Milwaukee During Hotel Month

Hotel Month is back and better than ever for its third consecutive year. This year, save on your stay at 29 hotels throughout the area offering special discounts at rates of $100, $125, $150, and $175.

Slow & Steady: Nature’s Underdog Story

The Survival of the Slowest exhibit showcases several of these resilient species throughout the open space. Organized by categories like speed, size, fitness, and slow and steady, 19 habitats featuring animals of all different species with everything from horned frogs to the dangling sloth.

Going Hog Wild for Groundhog Day in Milwaukee

Today, we celebrate our furry foreseer, our four-legged fortune teller, our marmot oracle, Gordy the groundhog. To mark the occasion, we’re going hog wild! No matter the outcome, an early spring or six more weeks of winter, we’ve planned a day of groundhog-inspired activities. That’s right woodchuck chuckers, it’s Groundhog Dayyyyyy!

Museum Days Lunch & Learn

Visiting for Museum Days? Here are our recommendations on where to refuel with lunch or dinner after your day at the museum.

Milwaukee's Mocktail Makers

If N/A is more your style, check out our favorite places to enjoy mocktails inspired by drinks, beers, and ingredients packed with flavor without the hangover.

Mil-walking in a Winter Wonderland

Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season to celebrate all your favorite festivities! Whether you’re hanging the Yuletide with care or roasting chestnuts, decking the halls, or simply having a cup of good cheer, we've put together a list with everything you need to make your spirits bright as you’re Mil-walking in a winter wonderland.

2023 NYE in MKE

If you are planning your New Year's Eve adventure - look no further. From a night out on the town, to a relaxing meal, to an entertaining show, we have you covered.

A City for Sports Fans

Get in the game! From basketball to indoor soccer, Milwaukee has everything you need for the perfect sports outing.