While you’re waiting for the day your prince will come, enjoy a delicious (poison free) caramel apple from Amy’s Candy Kitchen in the charming Cedarburg area. Located just north of Milwaukee, the area offers irresistible boutique shops dotting the picturesque streets of Cedarburg’s downtown. Indulge your sweet tooth with one of these hand-dipped apples, which come in an incredible assortment of flavors, decorations, and seasonal themes. Snow White would love these beautifully crafted candy creations.
Looking for the perfect outfit for the show this evening? While we don’t have fairy godmothers or singing animals on hand, but we can recommend shopping in The Village in Wauwatosa. Situated just west of Milwaukee’s downtown, The Village in Wauwatosa is lined with small businesses perfect for your big night out on the town. So, before you head out for the evening, shop local and find accessories fit for a princess. Just don’t lose your shoe!
Need a place for some beauty sleep? No need to prick your finger! Enjoy palace-like décor and luxe accommodations as you check into your royal suite at The Pfister Hotel. A kingdom fit for true royalty, be sure to explore the unique and beautiful touches of the hotel from the craftsmanship to the artwork. For a true princess experience, make sure to attend Afternoon at Blu for an experience you won’t soon forget. With incredible views of downtown Milwaukee, an incredible selection of teas, and a delectable sampling of finger foods, you’ll feel like true royalty.
Venture under the sea at the Reiman Aquarium at Discovery World. Learn all about Ariel’s fellow nautical friends from around the world from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans and everywhere in between. Pet stingrays and sturgeon, then meet aquatic land animals like frogs, turtles, and so much more in this fascinating and immersive aquatic experience. As Sebastian says, “Life is better down where it’s wetter, under the sea!”
Find your long-time favorite fairytale or start an entirely new chapter at Rooted MKE. A trip to this is a must for the bookworms among us. Find your inner Belle as you discover the magic of reading. Explore faraway places, traverse fantastic worlds, and learn about the power of a good book at this incredible BIPOC children’s bookstore and makerspace.
On the hunt for your own genie* lamp? You never know what you’ll find at Clocktower Antiques. Situated under the light of the Polish Moon (Allen-Bradley Clocktower) in the trendy neighborhood of Walker’s Point, Milwaukee’s newest antique destination is full of treasures beyond your wildest imagination. *Genie not guaranteed.
Gumbo, gumbo in the pot! Get your taste of New Orleans’ at On the Bayou on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Located in the fast-growing Bronzeville neighborhood, the restaurant tured once featured on “Restaurant: Impossible” now serves incredible Cajun cuisine in the beautifully crafted space. From gumbo and jambalaya to po-boys and blackened catfish, it’ll feel like you’ve got the chef’s table at Tiana’s Place.
Run the hidden pine trails of the forest at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s 185-acre nature preserve in Fox Point. As you make your way through the six miles of trails found throughout the grounds, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the many furry critters and winged friends that call the preserve home like Meeko, Ray, or Flint! Before you go, be sure to check out the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s Feeder Cam, featuring beautiful shots of Robins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and other fluttering members often found throughout the Disney Kingdom. While you may not be able to sing a duet with them like Snow White, you can experience their majesty as they hum around a bird feeder.
Grab a meal fit for a voyager at Ono Kine Grindz. Situated in the heart of Wauwatosa, this Hawaiian Deli brings a taste of the Pacific to the Midwest with delectable fare like Kalua Pig to Ahi Tuna, in an award-winning casual to-go style perfect for any adventure. Order a meal and be sure to stop in the market for a wide selection from macadamia nuts to Hawaiian sauces and condiments.
As the chill of winter rolls in, grab your favorite hat and a group of friends and head on down to Slice of Ice @ Red Arrow Park for ice skating and winter fun. If you’re looking for a chance to skate without worrying about the elements, make your way over to Pettit National Ice Center to skate to your hearts content on one of the Pettit’s open rinks. However, if you’re looking for even more “Frozen” fun, head to any of Milwaukee’s County Parks if you want to build a snowman. The cold never bothered us anyway!
Looking to plan your stay your own way? Plan your visit today and be sure to enter the Perfect Princess Giveaway for a truly enchanted Milwaukee experience!