An easy, affordable family vacation is waiting in Milwaukee this summer! Lake Michigan and over 15,000 acres of parkland set the stage for breezy outdoor fun that the entire family will enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or just an afternoon out, get the kids out of the house and soak up some summer fun.
Get a much-needed dose of fresh air exploring local parks and trails. Milwaukee has plenty of options for outdoor fun. Take a stroll or bike ride along the coast of Lake Michigan or bring older kids for a more challenging hike at Lapham Peak State Park. Downtown in Veterans Park, you'll find kites for sale at Gift of Wings Kite Shop as well as surreys, bikes, paddleboats, and more available for rent at Wheel Fun Rentals. While you’re at the Lakefront, enjoy the native prairies and paved paths at Lakeshore State Park, jutting out behind the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds.
At Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, you can experience the diversity of Wisconsin’s outdoor world through forests, wetlands, restored prairies, ravines, bluffs, and Lake Michigan shoreline. And every kid loves a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo!