The Blog


Our blog is a digital compass that guides you through the experiences, stories, and insights that make Milwaukee truly special. With every post, we invite you to explore the hidden gems that await your discovery, immerse yourself in the local culture, and embark on virtual journeys that spark your wanderlust. Whether you're planning your next adventure, seeking insider tips, or simply indulging in armchair exploration, let us inspire, inform, and ignite your curiosity. Start exploring now and dive into a world of endless possibilities. 

Q&A with Chef and Bravo's "Top Chef" Guest Judge Dane Baldwin

Dane Baldwin is the chef and owner of The Diplomat in Milwaukee's Lower East Side neighborhood, and the 2022 James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in the Midwest. Bringing approachable American fare with flare, Baldwin shares his thoughts on what makes the city's culinary landscape so unique…

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Q&A with Damian Buchman of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in Season 2 Episode 3 of "Good Things Brewing," Damian Buchman is an influential Milwaukeean working every day to make our city a home for every body. Damian is the founder of The Ability Center and the vision behind the RampUp Movement, which turned Milwaukee's Bradford Beach into the…

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Q&A with Tenia Fisher of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in Season 2 Episode 3 of "Good Things Brewing," Tenia Fisher is an accomplished educator, competitive runner, and advocate for social justice, health and wellness in her community. She is now the Health and Wellness Director for Social X and Co-founder of F.E.A.R. (Forget Everything and…

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Q&A with Shary Tran of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in episode two of the second season of "Good Things Brewing," Shary Tran is an incredible advocate for DEI efforts in Milwaukee with over 27 years of experience in DEI leadership, which includes major organizations such as Generac, Amazon, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin…

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Q&A with Pete Cooney of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in episode two of the second season of "Good Things Brewing," Pete Cooney is Milwaukee's foremost popsicle purveyor. Pete started pushing his pops in 2014, and it didn't take long for Pete's Pops to become a Milwaukee summer institution. You can find Pete's Pops' tasty treats from 15+ push…

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Q&A with Cecelia Gore of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in episode one of the second season of "Good Things Brewing," Cecelia Gore is a powerhouse Milwaukeean working every day to make our city a better place to live, work and play. Gore is the Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball…

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Q&A with Shari Black of "Good Things Brewing"

Featured in episode one of "Good Things Brewing" Season 2, Shari Black serves as the Executive Director and CEO of Wisconsin State Fair Park. Her career began at the Waukesha County Fair, where she worked for 20 years, including 15 as Executive Director. In 2016, she transitioned to State Fair Park…

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Q&A with David Caruso, Host of "Good Things Brewing"

Lifelong Milwaukeean David Caruso knows a thing or two about the city’s most popular haunts and hidden gems. After a year of uncovering why the Cream City holds a special place in the hearts of some of Milwaukee’s most fascinating residents, the spotlight now swivels to David to share what makes…

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Vel R. Phillips Centennial Celebration

Vel R. Phillips Throughout her life, Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips broke countless barriers. She became the state's first African American judge in 1971 and the first African American woman elected to statewide office as the Secretary of State of Wisconsin in 1978. Her work throughout our…

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Just Dropped: VISIT Milwaukee's 2024 Official Visitors Guide

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the 2024 Official Visitors Guide has officially arrived! VISIT Milwaukee’s most popular publication, the guide showcases the very best of the Fresh Coast. From the most mouthwatering, delectable, award-winning dining to a romantic day away in the Cream City…

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Baird Center Expansion

Now that the expansion is complete, the Baird Center will offer 52 state-of-the-art breakout rooms, 300,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space, the stunning rooftop Baird Ballroom with city views, inclusive amenities and more!

Potawatomi Casino | Hotel

Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Casino | Hotel offers high-stakes bingo, nearly eight types of table games, more than 3,000 slot machines, and a 500-room luxury hotel.