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Sports Destination Management

Milwaukee Announces First Natinoal Cricket League 

July 3, 2019

The tournament will take place simultaneously at the Lincoln, Lindsay, and Tippecanoe Parks cricket grounds in Milwaukee. In coordination and cooperation with VISIT Milwaukee – the city’s convention visitors bureau.

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Food + Wine

There's Never Been a Better Time to Eat and Drink Milwaukee

June 21, 2019

The Midwestern city is having a major moment—here are the bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops we can't get enough of.

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Home Business

Have an Upcoming Business Trip to Milwaukee? Ensure These Places are in Your Travel Plans

June 17, 2019

Home Business Magazine visits Milwaukee to find the best places for business travelers to stay, work, and play.

 

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Corporate & Incentive Travel

Planners Have Plenty of Options to Find the Best Bang for Their Buck​

June 11, 2019

There was a time when some people jokingly referred to Milwaukee as Chicago’s smaller, friendlier cousin. Milwaukee residents think there is some truth to the saying and would add that the city’s value is also something to brag about.

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Bloomberg

Wisconsin Is the Best Golfing Road Trip You Can Take Right Now

June 5, 2019

Wisconsin—home of the “frozen tundra” during fall football season and the NBA’s Greek Freak in the spring—is a golfing nirvana during summer.

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Thrillist

America's Best Attractions worth traveling for

June 4, 2019

The surrounding area [of Fiserv Forum] is where you most want to be. Simply dubbed “Deer District,” it’s a prime example of downtown revitalization done right.

 

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TMJ4

Bucks' run presents valuable marketing opportunity for Milwwaukee 

May 17, 2019

"We estimate that each home game the Bucks play throughout the playoffs brings in about $3 million in economic impact," said Lindsey McKee, a communications manager with Visit Milwaukee. "That's a total figure for businesses in the area from hotels to transportation to food and beverage."

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Milwaukee Business Journal

Democratic convention CEO seeks 'seamless experience' for Milwaukee event: Q&A

May 16, 2019

Following the VISIT Milwaukee Annual Meeting, Democratic Convention CEO Joe Solmonese sits down with the Milwaukee Business Journal to discuss his plans for a 'seamless experience' for Milwaukee DNC 2020.

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Sports Planning Guide

Sports Planning Guide Tours Wisconsin

April 22, 2019

Sports Planning Guide recently toured parts of Wisconsin to see some of the highlights the state has to bring, with stops in Beloit, Madison and Milwaukee.

 

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New York Times

Our Guide to the Milwaukee Convention: A 'Spotted Cow' Isn't a Cow

March 12, 2019

"Miami had glamour; Houston, vastness. But in the race to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, it was Milwaukee — plucky, proud and a little faded, that triumphed over its sunnier competitors.."

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Midwest Living

New Experiences in Milwaukee This Year

February 6, 2019

"Following a year that saw the debut of a downtown street car and the opening of a major sports and entertainment complex, 2019 promises to keep the momentum going in Milwaukee with new sights, bites and experiences."

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Men's Journal

15 Incredible Winter Getaways That Won't Break the Bank

January 31, 2019

"Don’t call Milwaukee Chicago’s friendlier, smaller, cheaper cousin (though it does in fact boast those three traits)—Brew City has its own distinct character and really lives up to its beer-centric nickname. "

 

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Travelocity

Family Travel: Top 10 Destinations for 2019 

January 9, 2019

"Wisconsin in the summer is amazing. We were impressed by Milwaukee’s vast activities and Door County’s charm. From farm dinners to well-thought-out museums to beaches to tractor rides to state parks, we never got bored, and my 8-year-old is already asking to return."

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Chicago Tribune 

Best of the Midwest: 9 must-see destinations worth a visit in 2019

January 8, 2019

"The East Side’s sleek new Crossroads Collective features barbecue, crepes, tacos and scoops of homegrown Scratch Ice Cream, and more than 20 local vendors are on tap to populate 3rd Street Market Hall when its doors open this fall"

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Vogue Magazine 

Vogue's Top 5 Travel Stories of 2018

December 24, 2018

"Milwaukee is no longer the best-kept secret of the midwest. Its business-owners say the city has a buzz around it now, with a low cost of living, tons of cultural activities, and a diverse population." 

 

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Cedar Rapids Gazette

Brew City: In Milwaukee, history is served up along with the beer

September 15, 2018

"Sometimes it seems as if every town in America has its own microbrewery. But one place has loved beer long before it became trendy: Milwaukee, a community whose heritage is intertwined with brewing."

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Trivago Magazine

7 Coolest Hotels in Milwaukee Surrounded by the Best of the Third Coast

October 16, 2018

"Milwaukee’s downtown scene has undergone a rebirth of sorts over the past decade: Think top-tier chefs revitalizing the foodie scene; a stunning Riverwalk dotted with bustling bars and dining hotspots; big and bold public art; a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and world-class concert venue; and of course, hotels that capture the essence of the country’s chic yet approachable “Third Coast."

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Money, Inc.

Milwaukee's Third Ward is a Midwestern Mecca for Foodies

December 5, 2018

"Tucked along Lake Michigan, a stone’s throw from downtown, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward stands as a prime example of how urban development and neighborhood history can thrive harmoniously."

 

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The Economist

The Flourishing Midwest

July 19, 2018

"Wisconsin’s biggest city was prosperous before, thanks to German brewers such as Schlitz, Pabst and Miller, a thriving tannery industry and a bustling port on the shores of Lake Michigan."

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Vogue

Why Milwaukee is the Midwest's Coolest City

July 10, 2018

"Amidst the steep bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, in a shallow valley where three rivers join before flowing into Lake Michigan, lies an unexpected gem."

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Wine Enthusiast

Explore the Lakefront City of Milwaukee

July 3, 2018

"Forget what you think you know about Milwaukee. The Dairy State’s largest city may cling to its cheese-y heritage, but it’s about more than brats and Miller beer, brewed here since 1855."

 

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USA Today

Milwaukee Breweries from Classic to Craft

June 6, 2018

"A beer-making (and drinking) tradition that spans more than 175 years has earned Milwaukee the nickname Brew City."

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Chicago Tribune

Milwaukee pours on the old style at these 7 neighborhood taverns

March 13, 2018

"Long before trendy gastropubs, tony taprooms and multiscreen sports bars, drinkers imbibed at the neighborhood tavern. That still happens in “Brew City” Milwaukee, whose oldest bars may lack frills and hype but make up for it with quirks and personality."

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Travel + Leisure

The Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in January

January 3, 2018

"Milwaukee is no longer just a weekend escape for residents of Chicago. The beer-famous city has been growing in popularity, and January is the perfect time to go."

 

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The New York Times

In the Heart of Milwaukee, a Gleaming Tower Leads an Urban Renewal

October 9, 2017

"The skyline of this Great Lakes city is getting a makeover, led by a tower that unfurls like a magnificent curved glass sail on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Northwestern Mutual’s striking $450 million, 32-story glass-and-steel office tower, which opened in August, is helping to reshape the city."

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The Huffington Post

The Rise And Rise Of America’s Best-Kept Secret

October 9, 2017

"Harleys. Cheeseheads. Packers. Beer. Maybe even hard-working people with Midwest values. That’s what you might hear when you tell people you live in Milwaukee. Or you did. Now, increasingly, it’s changing." 

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The Washington Post

You're Going Where? Milwaukee​

August 9, 2017

"Wisconsin’s largest city welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews and a hearty dose of Midwestern niceness."

 

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Chicago Tribune

Milwaukee's ‘Gallery Night & Day’ shows off city's vibrant art scene

September 20, 2017

“Wisconsin’s largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day.”

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Travelocity

7 Insanely fun things you didn't know you could do in Milwaukee

September 07, 2017

“With its vibrant food scene and envious location on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has the charm that some other larger cities are lacking….If Milwaukee is not already on your radar, it should be! This city is constantly evolving, so there’s no time like the present for a visit.”

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Midwest Living

Urban Hike Through Milwaukee

September 01, 2017

“A 9-mile trek through Milwaukee takes you to the public market, wooded paths, historic homes, public art, lakeside bluffs—and lots of stairs.

This route has it all…While it takes you through the heart of the city, you’ll also experience woodlands, wildflowers and seabirds.

It should take about 4.5 hours to do this hike with stops along the way."

 

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