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" Contestant Dan Jacobs

Dan Jacobs, a Chicago native who has lived in Milwaukee since 2011, is a chef who stays true to his Midwestern roots while incorporating the global culinary influence he has sought out all his life. He is now the co-owner and chef of DanDan and Esterv, two award-winning, Milwaukee favorites…

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A Day in MKE with Everywhere is Queer

Charlie Sprinkman is the founder and creator of Everywhere is Queer, a public resource (and searchable map) for the LGBTQIA2S+ and the ally community. Growing up in the Milwaukee area, Charlie has visited 41 states throughout the country, mapping queer businesses and safe places for members of the…

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What Milwaukee's Got in Store for 2024

3…2…1…Happy New Year! As we kick off a massive 2024 for Milwaukee, there’s no better time to spotlight some of the most exciting restaurants, developments and attractions on the horizon this year. The year of Milwaukee, 2024 is set to be one wild ride that will once again put the city in the…

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The Whimsical Posthumous Adventures of Byron Kilbourn

How one of the city's European founders returned to Milwaukee from beyond the grave. Truth is often stranger than fiction, but long-time VISIT Milwaukee volunteer Frank Matusinec has a tale to tell that borders on science fiction. At a volunteer appreciation event in the summer, the 25-year vet…

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Discover Bobby Portis' Favorite Hidden Gems

With the kick-off to the 2023-24 NBA season last night, few words can cause a stir of excitement quite like the phrase, “Bobby’s back.” That’s right, Bucks big man, fan favorite and Milwaukee’s Official Hype Man Bobby Portis is back and ready for action as the Bucks begin their hunt for a second…

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Explore Bobby Portis’ Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Official Hype Man is back! Bucks big man and fan-favorite Bobby Portis showed VISIT Milwaukee some of his favorite places around town and discovered a few new ones. Come along with us as we spend the day the Underdog way. Have a mammoth start to your day exploring Wisconsin’s…

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Meet Josh Albrecht & Josh Albrecht

When the paths of two Josh Albrechts cross, there's only one logical thing to do: start a podcast! Join new Cream City resident, Josh Albrecht, VISIT Milwaukee’s vice president of marketing and communications, and lifelong Milwaukeean, Josh Albrecht, on-air talent and executive producer at 97.3…

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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…

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Slow & Steady: Nature’s Underdog Story

Attention Groundhog Day blog fans! We heard you. Your cries for critter content were deafening. Although to be entirely fair, we’re pretty sure at least some of the social media accounts are just burners held by our Copywriter. Nonetheless, critter content incoming! Everyone loves an underdog…

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About Last Night: Good Things Brewing Preview Party

VISIT Milwaukee, Plum Media, and Events by David Caruso released a very special brew at the “Good Things Brewing” preview party on Thursday night. Against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Miller High Life Theatre, the special event gave guests a sneak preview of the project that has been months in…

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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.