Milwaukee in the News

Visit Milwaukee works hard to earn recognition for our business partners and city, and we’re proud when those efforts pay off. This is a collection of some of our favorite articles – starring the city. We hope they inspire you to visit Milwaukee and learn firsthand what we’re all about!

Chicago Parent

Milwaukee’s Must-Dos for Summer Family Fun

May 24, 2024

Less than a 2-hour drive north, Milwaukee is an easy getaway packed with family fun. A summer itinerary should include catching a baseball game and grooving at Summerfest, a huge, annual music festival. Plus, you should always enjoy cheese curds and custard every time you visit Wisconsin, the Dairy State!

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Chicago Tribune

All eyes are on Milwaukee this summer. Here’s what to do beyond the Republican National Convention.

May 22, 2024

You might say Wisconsin’s largest city is having a moment. But that’s probably not accurate as it’s surely more than just a moment. Milwaukee, with a population of about 560,000, is a big enough city to have world-class attractions but small enough to make it easy to get around. It’s currently in the spotlight for a host of reasons.

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Skift Meetings

Milwaukee’s Baird Center Opens After $456 Million Expansion

May 20, 2024

The Baird Center’s $456 million renovation and expansion is complete. The newly expanded center, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, is expected to stimulate at least $12.6 billion in total spending in Wisconsin over 30 years. Expanding the convention center allows the Wisconsin Center District to book simultaneous or overlapping events.

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Fodor's Travel

The 7 Best Destinations for June Travel

April 25, 2024

Love beer, music, and Top Chef? The midwestern metropolis is the current setting for Bravo’s cooking competition, and a purveyor of fine things. And summer is the ideal time to travel there—especially for Summerfest. The annual festival features upcoming artists, local talents, and industry bigwigs. This year, it runs from June 20-July 6 and along with performances, there are a variety of events and activities to keep the heat on.

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The Knot

23 Summer Wedding Food Ideas That Will Keep Your Guests Feeling Refreshed

April 25, 2024

To help us develop this list of summer wedding menu ideas, we tapped Lisa Ware, president of Catering by Michaels, Alex Avramenko, director of meetings, catering and special events at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Maria Bartolotta, director of catering for The Bartolotta Restaurants and Bryan Thoman, executive chef and overseer of banquet culinary operations at The Equestrian Hotel in Ocala, Florida.

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Forbes

‘Top Chef Wisconsin’ Premiere Cooks Up Excitement In Milwaukee

March 24, 2024

The much-anticipated premiere of "Top Chef Wisconsin" took center stage in Milwaukee's Discovery World this past Wednesday night. A sizable crowd of stakeholders and food enthusiasts were in attendance as the new season's contestants were presented. More than just a competition, the show shined a light on the distinctive food scene of Wisconsin.

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People

What to Expect on Top Chef's New Season in Wisconsin: 'People Will Be Surprised,' Says Tom Colicchio

March 19, 2024

"A lot of people have preconceived notions of Milwaukee as beer and cheese and frozen custard," Simmons, 47, tells PEOPLE. "But they aren't giving credit to the state of Wisconsin in terms of making it a true craft. There are real artisans here."

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Sports Business Journal

Best Sports Business Cities — Ones to watch: Milwaukee

March 18, 2024

Direct visitor spending in Milwaukee County jumped 23% in 2022, part of a record $6.02 billion in tourism economic impact, according to Visit Milwaukee. Fiserv Forum and the surrounding Deer District are central to a strong roster of large venues and event-hosting spaces, including Pettit National Ice Center, U.S. Speedskating’s official training facility.

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Food & Wine

Here's What the 'Top Chef' Judges Really Think of This Season's Location

March 18, 2024

“Being in Wisconsin has felt really familiar. Driving around, there are pockets very reminiscent of my childhood in Michigan," Kish shared in the issue. "Like when I was a kid, I would get out of the car to buy corn and put quarters in a Maxwell coffee can — and I did that again here! It wasn’t a coffee can (and the corn didn’t cost 25 cents this time, but it was still very much that honor system. How Midwest.”

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The Discoverer

5 Midwest Cities That Are Completely Underrated

March 13, 2024

Aside from delicious treats, Milwaukee is also well known for its cultural treasures. The Milwaukee Art Museum is an intricate masterpiece in itself and holds almost 25,000 pieces while architecture lovers will love strolling the halls of the Pabst Mansion, a Flemish Renaissance Revival-style home that belonged to, you guessed it, the Pabst family.

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USA TODAY

Discover the hoppiest havens: 10 best beer cities in the US

March 8, 2024

There’s good reason the Milwaukee baseball team is called the Brewers. Beer giant Miller Brewing put the city on the beer map, and a host of modern craft breweries and beer bars have maintained its legacy as an epic beer destination.

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American Weekender

Weekend Getaway: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 1, 2024

Chefs embrace the culinary traditions in Wisconsin's largest city while pushing them forward. Let's go eat Spam omelets, Thai sausages, and custard with verjus cherries.

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Eater

Why Eater Readers Chose Milwaukee as One of 2024’s Hottest Dining Cities

February 16, 2024

When Eater asked readers to vote for the next hot dining destination in the U.S., a dining scene that could sit alongside some of the world’s greatest food cities on the ultimate 2024 bucket list, they resoundingly chose Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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TimeOut

A guide to Milwaukee: Where to eat, drink, play and stay

February 13, 2024

Milwaukee has been undergoing a resurgence over the last few years. Sure, the Bucks' great run has something to do with that, but there’s so much more going on. From newer farm-to-table restaurants, classic and innovative bars, an incredible art museum—not to mention the hype it’ll get when the new season of Top Chef, which filmed in Milwaukee, Madison and other parts of Wisconsin, debuts in March—the time to visit Milwaukee is now.

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Midwest Living

See Wisconsin Shine in the New Season of 'Top Chef,' Airing March 20

February 7, 2024

ilming took place in and around Madison and Milwaukee. Each city boasts a recent James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef: Midwest (Fairchild in 2023 and The Diplomat in 2022). And Milwaukee was named Best Culinary City in Midwest Living's own Best of the Midwest Awards last year.

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Broadway World

Bravo's TOP CHEF Returns For Season 21 in Wisconsin With New Host

February 7, 2024

The Emmy, James Beard and Critics’ Choice Award-winning series, produced by Magical Elves, lands in the energetic culinary scenes of Milwaukee and Madison before embarking on a special high-seas finale with award-winning cruise line Holland America Line.

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Group Travel Leader

Excitement’s Brewing in Wisconsin

February 1, 2024

A trip through Wisconsin is the perfect blend of action-packed cities and pristine beauty. This laidback gem rolls friendly people, fantastic food, countless lakes, and of course, some of the best cheese in the country into one state, offering the best of the upper Midwest.

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Prevue: Meetings + Incentives

Milwaukee: This Wisconsin City is Having its Moment

January 29, 2024

When your visit to Milwaukee kicks off with a Shania Twain concert at the 17,500-seat Fiserv Forum – and yes, it was packed – you know this will be a memorable stay. After dropping off my gear at my hotel, The Trade, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, I trotted across the street under the first snow of the season to Fiserv Forum and straight up to the West Bend Lofts on the Suite Level. With premium seating, impeccable sightlines and ample space for tasty F&B setups, this is the place for your VIPs for any type of show.

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Life is Suite

How Black History & Culture Has Shaped Milwaukee — and 3 Black Businesses to Support Right Now

January 17, 2024

The African American experience in Milwaukee can be defined by both resilience and racial inequities. Records show that African Americans were living in Milwaukee as early as the 1700s, and during a second wave of the Black migration from 1940 to 1970, Milwaukee’s Black population grew rapidly due to opportunities in industrial work.

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Chicago Parent

Romantic Getaways for Chicago Couples

January 11, 2024

You can find a host of James Beard-recognized restaurants in Milwaukee. Or if beer, cheese curds and custard are more your thing, seize the opportunity to enjoy those. Lakefront Brewery is known to run some of the most hilarious brewery tours. Afterwards, dine in their German-style beer hall and see if you can hear your cheese curds squeak.

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Pride Journeys

2024 LGBTQ Pride Guide

January 1, 2024

Wisconsin’s largest Pride event, this 3-day extravaganza brings people together in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Dance the days away with a star-studded lineup of live entertainment, peruse vendors, savor your fill of food trucks and much more.

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HelloBeautiful

A Black Girl’s Guide To Living Your Best Life In Milwaukee

December 20, 2023

What do DJ Spinderella, dope kicks, a Midwestern city, a championship-winning basketball team, and an East Coast fasionista have in common? A lot more than I initially thought. 

I traveled to Milwaukee this fall and winter season. After four days of sexy sightseeing, cool sporting events, fashion-filled workshops, and a little posh partying, I discovered more of myself and my culture than I anticipated.

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TravelNoire

Here are Five Second Cities Worth Visiting

December 11, 2023

Just 90 miles north of Chicago is the second city gem, Milwaukee. It’s a beautiful that sits along Lake Michigan’s western shore. “Cream City” boasts good brunch spots, fantastic waterfront views, festivals, and public art.

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Midwest Living

Chasing Europe: The Midwest's Best Spots for Afternoon Tea

November 22, 2023

Enter Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel. On the 23rd floor, with a view toward Lake Michigan, there are no quarter-cut Wonder Bread slices or teacups of Lipton Black. Here, the English tradition—which originated in the mid-19th century to bide time before an 8 p.m. dinner—gets all the gravitas of a gentler era.

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Timeout

The best riverwalks in the U.S. for scenic strolls

October 31, 2023

Although this charming midwestern city is best known for its beer scene, be sure to carve out enough time to explore the aptly named Milwaukee RiverWalk. The waterfront path spans over 3.5 miles and connects three neighborhoods.

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Condé Nast Traveler

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Milwaukee for Lake Views, Modern Art, and Fine Dining

October 5, 2023

The Milwaukee Art Museum sits on an escarpment on Lake Michigan, inside a building that’s itself something to marvel at; its airy, light-filled rotunda entrance looks out onto the water for a prime view. Expect rotating exhibitions from artists from around the world, and a permanent collection with works from iconic artists like Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Sol LeWitt.

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Midwest Living

Yes, This is a Boozy Pumpkin-Spice Tour of the Midwest

September 29, 2023

While the vast majority of pumpkin-tackling breweries are concocting ales, Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery sticks to its German roots—their pumpkin lager could please even polka devotees and classic beer enthusiasts. A lager first and a pumpkin beer second, this is the ideal choice for those seeking a traditional brew, but not without that festive pumpkin spice, clove and cinnamon, leaves-are-falling twist.

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Country Living

20 of the Best Places to Visit in November, an Underrated Month for Travel

September 25, 2023

November is festival season in this lively Wisconsin spot—but still not peak tourist season—making it one of the most fun times to visit Brew City. Some of the best events during the month include Grace's Fine Art and Craft Festival, Holiday Folk Fair International, and Enchant, an immersive event featuring everything from a giant light maze to a European-style holiday market.

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Meetings Today

Explore the Latest Meetings Developments in Wisconsin’s Biggest Cities

September 18, 2023

Wisconsin’s three largest cities, Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, are booming with new meetings and events offerings, each with a number of recently completed developments that are being followed by highly anticipated projects preparing to wrap and welcome guests to new experiences. 

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Smart Meetings

7 of the Best Fall Hikes in Wisconsin

September 1, 2023

Baird Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – As part of the Wisconsin Center District which includes the UWM Panther Arena and the Miller High Life Theater, the Baird Center includes the Grand Ballroom, the Wisconsin Garden, and the Penthouse Atrium.

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Midwest Living

7 of the Best Fall Hikes in Wisconsin

August 21, 2023

In the heart of Milwaukee, Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park runs for just two miles—a low-key yet scenic hike. Trees arch over the historic covered bridge at the trailhead; follow stone steps and small bridges as you make your way to Lake Michigan for a sweeping vista.

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Select Traveler

Milwaukee’s World-Class Museums

August 10, 2023

Some call it the Cream City, a reference to the pale-yellow clay bricks used to construct many of its buildings. Others know it as Brew City, thanks to its strong ties to beer brewing. Its location on Lake Michigan’s shores inspired the nickname the Third Coast. No matter what you call Milwaukee, its eclectic essence is expertly captured by its museums, which highlight its history, architecture, industry, culture—even its beer.  Here are five signature museums to explore.

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Wherever Family

3 Ways to Experience Milwaukee When NASCAR Returns

August 8, 2023

NASCAR racing returns to Milwaukee this August for the first time since 2009, and plenty of fans and family travelers couldn’t be happier. If your family plans a trip to witness this highly anticipated return with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, which runs at Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Aug. 27, then read on to discover some of the other great ways you can experience this fun Midwestern city during your stay.

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HGTV

21 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Getaways 2023

August 1, 2023

Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood, in the heart of the city's African-American community in the 6th district, is a great destination for a family getaway. In 2022, the New York Times called Bronzeville one of 52 places for a changed world, where "travelers can be part of the solution."

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Inside Hook

The Best Tequila and Mezcal Bars in the United States

July 31, 2023

La Piña opened in Milwaukee’s Harbor District in 2023. This small space has more than 70 tequilas, as well as a healthy mezcal selection, and is staffed by knowledgeable bartenders who can help you find something nice to sip on or whip up a cocktail for you.

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Midwest Living

Wisconsin Stars in the Next Season of 'Top Chef'

July 13, 2023

"Milwaukeeans know that the culinary scene we're lucky enough to experience every single day is on par with any of the best food cities in the country, but for others to finally realize that too is really exciting," said Claire Koenig, communications director for Visit Milwaukee.

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U.S. News

13 Best Places to Celebrate Juneteenth in 2023

June 15, 2023

The city of Milwaukee's Juneteenth event is considered one of the oldest celebrations in the country. The area began hosting its yearly event in 1971 after then-Northcott Neighborhood House staffer Margaret Rogers attended a Juneteenth event in Georgia and inspired a local celebration.

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Stacker

10 notable Juneteenth celebrations across the US

June 13, 2023

Because of Juneteenth celebrations slowing down at the turn of the 20th century, Milwaukee currently holds the record for the longest consecutively running Juneteenth celebration. This year, the city has planned a Juneteenth pageant, televised parade, and festival. Organizers encourage everyone to come out to learn about Black culture at these public events.

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AARP (Espanol)

6 ciudades para visitar y celebrar Juneteenth de forma única

June 8, 2023

Juneteenth comenzó en Galveston, pero Milwaukee lo ha estado celebrando durante más años sin interrupción que en cualquier otro lugar del país, según los organizadores del festival de la ciudad. Milwaukee tuvo su primera celebración de Juneteenth en 1971, y el año pasado reunió a por lo menos 50,000 personas. Vendedores de tan lejos como California establecieron puestos para vender comida, artesanías y más.

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Wealth of Geeks

11 Things To Do in Milwaukee With Kids

June 5, 2023

When someone mentions things to do in Milwaukee, does your mind go to beer or 1970s sitcoms? “Brew City” is nationally known for nearly two centuries of beer-making by major industry names like Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz. Beloved sitcoms like Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley told Milwaukee's story through middle-class midwestern families and single gals trying to make ends meet by toiling at the fictional Shotz Brewery. Today's Milwaukee is surprisingly kid-friendly.

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BizBash

How Cities Are Scoring More Sporting Events and Fan Visits

June 2, 2023

In 2022, sporting events generated $80 million in total economic impact for the Greater Milwaukee area, bringing in 111 events, generating 68,336 room nights, and attracting 271,076 visitors to the city. So far in 2023, Sports Milwaukee, which markets Milwaukee as a top destination for amateur and professional sports events, has generated $23.3 million in total economic impact for the area.

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Travel U.S. News

13 Best Places to Celebrate Juneteenth in 2023

June 2, 2023

The city of Milwaukee's Juneteenth event is considered one of the oldest celebrations in the country. The area began hosting its yearly event in 1971 after then-Northcott Neighborhood House staffer Margaret Rogers attended a Juneteenth event in Georgia and inspired a local celebration.

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The Travel

10 Fun Road Trips Where The Journey Is More Scenic Than The Destination

May 30, 2023

Those traveling through the state can detour at a number of unique stops, each showcasing the state's hidden culinary beauty. Carr Valley Cheese, the Driftless Wisconsin Wine & Cheese Trail, and the internationally-influenced DanDan restaurant in Milwaukee, each offer a one-of-a-kind Wisconsin experience worth hitting the road for.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Airbnb Names the Top Trending Destinations for Summer 2023

May 18, 2023

Travelers looking to stay in the U.S. this summer are also interested in visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Kansas City, Missouri, per Airbnb’s stats.

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Tasting Table

19 Best Pizza Cities In The US, Ranked

May 12, 2023

Milwaukee might not seem like the definition of a "pizza city," but it does have one thing that many of its other competitors don't — its own style of pizza. An uber-thin crust with a rectangular slicing pattern distinguishes the Milwaukee-style pizza from different popular pizza styles.

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Foder's Travel

The Ultimate LGBTQ+ Travel Guide to Milwaukee

May 9, 2023

The Milwaukee area is home to an estimated 42,000 LGBTQ+ people (approximately 3.4% of the population) and has a complex and deep queer history. In August 1961, eight years before the iconic Stonewall Riots, there was the Black Nite Brawl, during which a young Black transgender woman (a self-described “queen”) named Josie Carter fought back against the homophobic violence that invaded the titular establishment.

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Travel Lens

20 Best Things to Do in Milwaukee County, WI

May 6, 2023

Milwaukee County is one of the 72 counties that make up Wisconsin and is the most populous and most densely populated county in the state. Home to more than 950,000 residents, the county is famous for its eponymous city, which is the largest city in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the Midwest. The county boasts sprawling parks, historical landmarks, museums, and lively events.

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Midwest Living

10 Cool Hotels and Resorts Where You Can Vacation with Your Pup

May 3, 2023

Kimpton Journeyman in Milwaukee is just crazy about canines. Along with its standard pet perks, there's a new Yappy Hour in the works. 

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Facilities & Destinations

Milwaukee: Today's "It" Place to Meet

May 1, 2023

In the past five years, Milwaukee has garnered international acclaim. In 2018, Vogue magazine called Milwaukee the coolest city in the Midwest, noting the diverse and walkable neighborhoods as a major draw for visitors.

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Ebony

Here’s How We Spent 48-Hours Exploring Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 1, 2023

Where can you find charm, luxury, amazing food and sports champions all in one city? Milwaukee, Wisconsin, of course. Home to the 2021 NBA champs, the Bucks, you can always find something to do here, no matter your interest.

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Outdoors Wire

16 outstanding urban kayaking destinations throughout the US

April 13, 2023

Milwaukee is made for urban kayaking, as it was founded at the site where three rivers — the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic — all flow into Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Kayak Company and Brew City Kayak offer various tours, with highlights like history, cheese curds, and sunsets.

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Tinybeans

Two Days in Milwaukee? Make the Most of It With This Itinerary

April 13, 2023

There are plenty of family-friendly hotels and Airbnb’s throughout Milwaukee. Looking for a hotel with a rooftop swimming pool that boasts panoramic city views? The Pfister Hotel will keep your kiddos splish-splashing. Want your littles to feel like VIPs? Aloft Milwaukee Downtown boasts Camp Aloft, a children’s program that provides a welcome goodie-bag and plenty of kid-friendly, parent-approved snack options throughout your stay.

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Clever

The Best Brunch Cities in America: 2022 Data

March 29, 2023

Milwaukee is one of the top cities for brunchers on a budget. Brunch here costs about $12.75, 15% cheaper than the average city in our study ($14.71).

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Clever

The Best Coffee Cities in America: 2022 Data

March 9, 2023

The average cappuccino only costs $3.56 in Milwaukee, where residents spend 1.5% of their annual income on their weekday cup.

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Clever

The Best Taco Cities in America: 2022 Data

February 28, 2023

On a weekly basis, taco supplies for three to four people are just 0.9% of Milwaukeean's annual income, 25% lower than the average of 1.2%. The actual cost is approximately $11.48, which is also 25% less than the average city's cost of $15.37.

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The Travel

10 Of The Most Livable Cities In The U.S. & What They Offer Future Travelers

February 22, 2023

Milwaukee is tenth in the ranking of the most livable big cities in the U.S. This Wisconsin destination touts itself as the “Beer Capital of the World,” but it’s more than this beverage.

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USA Today

Explore unexpected waterways: 10 urban kayaking destinations in the United States

February 17, 2023

Kayak the urban portions of Milwaukee's three rivers – the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic – on the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail. You'll paddle through parts of county parks systems, which offer a glimpse of wildlife, including deer, river otters, turtles, an abundance of birds and over 40 species of fish. You can also sightsee along the way, floating past such attractions as the Milwaukee RiverWalk, the Pabst Theater, the Harley Davidson Musem and more.

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USA Today

Waterfront spots: 10 best riverwalks across the United States

February 17, 2023

The Milwaukee RiverWalk connects three neighborhoods via a 20-block pedestrian promenade on both sides of the Milwaukee River. This area is home to some of the city's best outdoor dining at the restaurants and breweries that line either side of the river. The RiverSculpture outdoor art gallery along the RiverWalk features a collection of temporary and permanent installations from national, regional and local sculptors.

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Lazy Trips

26 Best Road Trips from Detroit

February 7, 2023

Milwaukee is famous for its standout restaurant scene, particularly for its brewing and coffee. Milwaukee's booming food scene lies in between Port Washington's historic charm and Kenosha's friendly and affordable downtown filled with electric streetcars.

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The Travel

10 Underrated Midwest Destinations To Visit For 2023

February 4, 2023

Milwaukee deserves more attention than it gets from domestic and international travelers for being one of the top 10 most diverse large cities in the United States. Major redevelopment is underway in Bronzeville, which is a hub for the local African American community. America’s Black Holocaust Museum is a must-visit educational attraction here and contributes to the many reasons why the New York Times named Bronzeville one of 52 places that changed the world.

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Thrillist

The Most Vegan-Friendly Cities Across the U.S.

February 3, 2023

We know, we know, Wisconsin is the Dairy State and Milwaukee is mostly just known as Beer City, USA. Why would it be included on a list of the best vegan cities in the country? Because long-time vegan locals (such as myself) know that creative vegan chefs have been crafting delectable dishes for well over a decade.

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Out Traveler

Reflecting Milwaukee’s Diversity

January 25, 2023

I’ve been to Milwaukee on numerous business trips and always enjoyed my brief visits to this picturesque city on the shores of Lake Michigan. But beyond its much-touted German heritage, I never truly saw it as a particularly diverse place. Then a deeper dive changed my mind and I’ve fallen head-over-heels for the Brew City.

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TimeOut

Best in Beer 2022 Readers’ Choice: Your Favorite Beer Cities

January 7, 2023

Here are the best cities in the United States and around the world for drinking craft beer, according to our readers.

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Meetings Today

On the Scene: How to Incorporate History and Art in Your Milwaukee Meetings

December 9, 2022

Nicknamed the City of Steeples, Milwaukee’s skyline is hard to miss no matter which direction you’re coming from. Rather than being peppered with nothing but skyscrapers, everywhere you look there’s an elaborately decorated steeple peering through the city’s modern buildings, each one serving as a reminder of Milwaukee’s rich history and welcoming community.

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Travel Noire

These Are The 17 Best Cities For Beer Lovers 

December 29, 2022

Back in the Midwest, Milwaukee is the third-best city for beer lovers. The city comes in on the low end with 26 bars. But with a crazy, high-energy bar scene, the city is a beer-lover favorite. 

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SmartMeetings

The ‘Pearl of the Midwest’ Is Expanding in a Major Way

November 30, 2022

Considering Milwaukee will serve as the host city for an event of a similar ilk, the Republican National Convention in 2024, it bodes well for the City of Steeples that a $456 million dollar expansion of the Wisconsin Center is currently underway and slated for completion by Q1 2024.

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Black Meetings & Tourism

VISIT Milwaukee Showcases Community to Black Meeting Planners  

December 1, 2022

…The first destination to take advantage of this impressive event was Visit Milwaukee. Heading the effort that organized this event was our media company…

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TimeOut

17 Best Cities in the U.S. to Visit Right Now

December 6, 2022

You probably didn’t know that Milwaukee holds the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, over three consecutive weekends in June and July. When the massive festival goes down, the pretty city by Lake Michigan goes more than a little crazy. With 11 stages, over 800 bands and close to a million fans rolling through, they're taking advantage of the warm weather in a big way.

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SportsTravel

Milwaukee Embraces History, Improves its Future

November 18, 2022

Milwaukee is a city with a storied sports history. There’s a blend of professional and college sports that keep fans engaged year-round and you can bet they’ll be enjoying a cold beverage and cheering loudly for their teams.

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Smart Meetings

Elevating Holiday Cheer Through Culinary Creativity  

November 22, 2022

Not every culinary experiment goes smashingly and even the professionals say that holiday cooking for friends and family is not a prime time to go crazy. Banquet Chef Bill Delp at the Wisconsin Center says that while seasonal cooking allows for exciting new combinations of ingredients and spices, sticking with what you know, and know how to do well, is a guaranteed recipe for success.

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BIZBASH

Meet Me in Milwaukee: 10 Tried and True and Brand New Venues

November 22, 2022

You could say Milwaukee is a destination under the radar. Some quick fun facts to get you acquainted: It's located right on Lake Michigan, but it counts itself as a river city too, being at the confluence of three. It's where the typewriter was invented.

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Smart Meetings

Venues From National Geographic’s List of Most Breathtaking Places in the World

November 3, 2022

Whether you’re in the mood to find some A-list cheese curds, take-in a game with the Milwaukee Bucks over a pint of locally tapped beer or if you just want a place to convene a meeting, Milwaukee has the scene you’re looking for.

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USA Today

Best Beer City? Readers name these cities as the 10 best

November 4, 2022

There’s good reason the Milwaukee baseball team is called the Brewers. Beer giant Miller Brewing put the city on the beer map, and a host of modern craft breweries and beer bars have maintained its legacy as an epic beer destination.

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Travel Pulse

10 Best North American Cities for an Urban Ski Trip

November 13, 2022

If you're headed to Milwaukee for the weekend to see Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, the Harley-Davidson Museum, and to go on a brewery tour, don't miss a chance to go skiing too.

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The Ascent

Best Midwest Cities for Millennials

August 18, 2022

Milwaukee is a city on the shores of Lake Michigan that balances both blue-collar roots and youthful modernity. It has a diverse population, a variety of restaurants, and a walkable downtown with plenty of accessible public transit options. 
 

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AARP

Where to Go for Summer’s Last Long Weekend

August 26, 2022

On the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has direct flights from many U.S. destinations and ample lodging options. 

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HomeToGo

The 17 Best Spots to Enjoy A Brew-tastic Vacation

August 30, 2022

Although Milwaukee, Wisconsin is known for being on Lake Michigan’s western shoreline, it’s also seen as one of the best places to experience beer culture. 

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Essence

Luxurious Destinations That You Don't Have to Travel Far to 

August 15, 2022

This area has a long history of offering top of the line spa treatments for health and wellness due to the numerous natural water sources available.

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WTMJ-TV TMJ4

Milwaukee Lakefront Events in July Generated $3.2M Economic Impact

August 4, 2022

The return of Milwaukee's lakefront events generated a major economic boost during the month of July.

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Home Business Magazine

Traveling to Milwaukee on Business Soon? Here's Where to Go & What to Do in Brew City

July 20, 2022

There’s no doubt that Milwaukee is a major Midwest hub for commerce and entrepreneurship. Not only is Milwaukee chock-full of craft breweries (hence, why it is nicknamed “Brew City”), but also it houses a number of theatres, food halls and other eateries, clothing boutiques, trade shows, and festivals. 

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U.S. News & World Report

24 Top Weekend Getaways From Chicago 

June 8, 2022

Located about 80 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan is the Brew City of Milwaukee, which boasts more than 200 breweries, museums, festivals and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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BizTimes

Wisconsin Tourism Impact Rose 21% in 2021

June 8, 2022

Wisconsin’s tourism industry in 2021 generated $20.9 billion in total economic impact, up 21% over 2020, according to data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

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AFAR

The 65-Day Cruise That Starts in Antarctica and Ends in Milwaukee

June 6, 2022

For those looking to make up for travel time lost during the pandemic, Viking Cruises might have the answer.

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New York Times

52 Places for a Changed World

January 6, 2022

The 2022 list highlights places around the globe where travelers can be part of the solution.

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Meetings Today

7 Historic Event Venues in Wisconsin

December 13, 2021

Historic venues always make for crowd-pleasing offsite locations for special events like receptions, awards ceremonies or even corporate meetings. In the Midwest, Wisconsin has a varied history that has produced a host of venues across the state that tell unique stories about its past.

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Conde Nast Traveler

The 22 Best Places to Go in 2022

December 1, 2021

The Great Lakes comprise 95,000 square miles of freshwater flanked by thick forests, historic sights, and skyline-speckled cities. But despite the waterside attractions, this stretch of the upper Midwest and Canada has long been off the cruise-industry map. Soon, those tides will turn.


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MeetingsNet

Doubling Down on Conventions in Milwaukee

November 30, 2021

The Wisconsin Center District, which runs a trio of event facilities in downtown Milwaukee, is betting big that a major convention-center expansion will bring more and larger groups to the city.

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Milwaukee Business Journal

Wisconsin Center convention bookings continue to rebound heading into 2022

November 25, 2021

The Visit Milwaukee team used that difficult year of 2020 and into 2021 to try to rebook as many events as possible. For larger conventions, that meant looking several years down the line as associations schedule their yearly events far in advance.

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The Group Travel Leader

Heartland Waterfronts Wow Groups

October 6, 2021

It may not have ocean access, but America’s Heartland offers an abundance of lovely waterfront locales.
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Only In Your State

Wisconsin's 135-mile Oak Leaf Trail Is Your Ticket To Milwaukee's Biggest Parks And Attractions

November 8, 2021

There's no need for a car to enjoy some of the best spots in Wisconsin’s largest city. If you’re a biker, hiker, runner, or walker you can explore the heart of Milwaukee via the Oak Leaf Trail, a 135-mile pedestrian route that encircles the city. It’s popular with both locals and visitors alike, and because it’s so long, you’ll find segments all over town. If you’ve spent any time in Milwaukee, you’ve probably encountered a stretch of the Oak Leaf. Here’s what you need to know about this incredible Wisconsin trail. 

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CBS 58 WDJT-TV

Milwaukee takes down New York City to win 'best US city' in Twitter poll

November 6, 2021

There is plenty to love about Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and apparently, voters on Twitter agree as the Cream City won a national poll for the best city in the country Saturday morning, Nov. 6. 

After advancing to the finals, racking up victories over cities like Chicago and Minneapolis along the way, Milwaukee earned a championship victory over New York City, the country's largest city, with 70% of voters believing Milwaukee is the 'best city' in the country.

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Connect Sports

4 Ways the Ryder Cup Stood Out at Whistling Straits

October 27, 2021

After being delayed a year, the Ryder Cup had a huge impact on Milwaukee and its Wisconsin neighbors. 
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Connect Meetings

4 U.S. Convention Center Expansions to Have on Your Radar

October 25, 2021

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly Midwest meetup, Wisconsin’s Cream City is calling. 

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Connect Faith

Milwaukee Prepares to Welcome Cru

October 22, 2021

Milwaukee will be teeming with 5,000 Cru college ministry staff and 1,800 children July 14 to 24, 2022, and the VISIT Milwaukee team couldn't be more excited to host them.

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Knoxville Daily Sun

Everyone nods in agreement at National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

October 15, 2021

Meagan Pearson has gotten used to having hundreds of pairs of eyes constantly looking over her shoulder as she works. If they express any emotion at all, she interprets it as nods of approval. That’s because Pearson is a front desk associate at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, a quirky attraction in a city of quirky attractions. Behind her is a wall with scores of bobbleheads – sports figures, politicians, even Smokey Bear – that are only a hint of the museum’s collection that’s approaching 7,000. 
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Travel + Leisure

Milwaukee's Black Holocaust Museum Will Open in February After Being Closed Over a Decade

October 13, 2021

The museum has been sharing its exhibits online since 2012.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

The pandemic kept them off the road. Now, travel writers convene in Milwaukee, find 'so much cool stuff going on.'

October 5, 2021

This is an example of a city that is a little off people's radar nationally for a travel destination," Bleiberg said. "Like so many other cities this size there's so much cool stuff going on, there's so much to see. So, we as an organization, our members are loving it here. And, frankly, that means that there's great stories to write."

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Exhibitor

Sponsors of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Anticipate Opportunity-Packed 2021 Convention in Milwaukee

September 28, 2021

The sponsors of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)’s annual convention, including Alabama Tourism Department, the Japan National Tourism Organization, CityPASS, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and TravMedia are anticipating an information-packed five days. They recognize the meaningfulness of face-to-face meetings, the vitality of in-person experiences and the important visibility that sponsors receive from top-tier travel media at the SATW Convention.
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Lonely Planet

10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

September 25, 2021

Back in the day, Milwaukee was best known for beer, cheese and Happy Days, but the city has recently undergone a revival of sorts.  Between its thriving art and live music scene and its killer culinary cred, you’ll find plenty to do on your visit to Milwaukee.

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Fox 6 WITI-TV

Milwaukee Tourism Flourishes Thanks to Ryder Cup

September 24, 2021

The Ryder Cup has brought people from all over to southeastern Wisconsin including the Milwaukee area. And that's good news for the city's tourism. 

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Sports Destination Management

Setting Up a Winning Collaboration with Facilities and Clients

September 4, 2021

Facility use is another area to think outside of the box during negotiations. Are there opportunities for a facility to be used in a different, less traditional way? Here in Milwaukee, we have a knack for renovating and reusing spaces. 
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Lonely Planet

From Summerfest to winter surfing, Milwaukee has plenty to do all year​

August 28, 2021

While Wisconsin gets a bad rap for its winters (and, truth be told, they are some of the coldest in the country), winter in Milwaukee has its charm. But warm weather fans are still in luck because the city has festivals, concerts, fairs and all sorts of unique distractions between spring and fall. 

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Sports Destination Management

Sprecher 150 ARCA Menards Series Driving Excitement

August 26, 2021

Race fans in and around southeastern Wisconsin and throughout the upper Midwest are getting excited about the Sprecha 150 ARCA Menards Series events scheduled for Sunday, August 29 at the Milwaukee Mile Speedway. And for good reason.

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InsideHook

How to Have an Extemely Sophisticated Weekend in Milwaukee

July 9, 2021

So you’re headed to Milwaukee — but possibly looking to explore the city beyond the beer, brats and cheese that made it famous.

Happily, there’s more to this lakeside city than holing up in biergartens and pubs: Take a quick 90-minute road trip for (yes) cutting-edge art galleries, eclectic cuisine and excellent opportunities to soak up the summer sun. 

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Reise Magazine

Enjoy traveling the Great Lakes

Big cities, beach resorts, dunes, forests, wine regions: many people fulfill their dream of exploring the Great Lakes region by rental car. If you want to experience something special, you can enjoy Lake Michigan from the water - and take the car with you. The “Lake Express” catamaran takes you from Milwaukee in Wisconsin to Muskegon in Michigan.

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Groups Today

A Milwaukee Cultural Tour

May 1, 2021

Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots while looking toward a vibrant future. The city has been and always will be powered by the people who call Milwaukee home. Embark on a journey spotlighting the diverse groups that make up the cultures of MKE.

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Sports Travel Magazine

The Guide to How Convention Centers are Safely Hosting Sports Events

May 4, 2021

As the tourism industry begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the brightest spots has been the number of sports events being safely held in convention centers. From volleyball and basketball tournaments to dance and cheerleading competitions, these events have been the first to open doors that have been closed for the better part of a year. So why are convention centers proving to be ideal — and safe — hosts for these events?

This exclusive guide examines the reasons event organizers are turning to convention centers and the measures that centers are taking to keep their participants and attendees safe.

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Esquire

5 Unexpectedly Awesome Domestic Cities to Fuel Your Wanderlust

May 5, 2021

Alice Cooper said it’s pronounced mill-e-wah-que, which is Algonquin for “the good land.” What he failed to explain is what exactly makes Milwaukee so good.

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The Daily Beast

Why is Everyone Surprised by How Cool Milwaukee Is?

April 7, 2021

In recent years, when I tell others that I’m from Milwaukee, I’m surprised by how many respond by saying they had recently visited. Virtually all of them tell me they loved the city and I can tell by the shock in their voices that every single one of them was surprised they had such a great time. What did they expect from the land of beer and cheese? Actually, they probably expected little more than fantastic beer and cheese (which they surely found) but were then blown away by everything else the city has to offer – and how cheap it is.

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Conde Nast Traveler

Best Weekend Getaways From Chicago

January 28, 2021

On a drive of just over two hours, cruise past Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha (hit the brakes to load up on Wisconsin gold), and lakefront Milwaukee, on your way to Kohler.

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Milwaukee Business Journal

Youth volleyball tournament provides boost to Wisconsin Center, downtown Milwaukee

March 18, 2021

As the region’s professional and college teams are finally able to bring fans back into stadiums, youth sporting events have also returned to downtown Milwaukee, providing a welcome economic boost.

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Group Travel Leader

Milwaukee’s Rebound Year

January 1, 2021

Milwaukee was supposed to be Party Central in 2020. The Democratic National Convention was going to fill up the city, the Society of American Travel Writers was to open its readers’ eyes to the city’s charms, golf’s Ryder Cup was to be played only an hour away, and leisure groups aplenty were going to roll into town.

We know what happened instead.

However, the downer that was 2020 is in the rearview mirror. Group travel leaders now have the enviable opportunity to explore anew Milwaukee’s appealing mixture of art, history and pizazz as better times approach.

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Daily Beast

My Midwest Road Trip Was Black-Owned and Green Book-Inspired

November 8, 2021

The longest stretch of my road trip was five hours between Detroit and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Honestly, I had some weird bias in my head against Milwaukee, but I was wrong. The city was filled with untapped talent and upcoming and thriving Black businesses to explore.

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Conde Nast Traveler

Best Places to Go in 2022

December 1, 2021

The Great Lakes comprise 95,000 square miles of freshwater flanked by thick forests, historic sights, and skyline-speckled cities. But despite the waterside attractions, this stretch of the upper Midwest and Canada has long been off the cruise-industry map. Soon, those tides will turn.

READ MORE 

 

CBS 58 WDJT-TV

Milwaukee takes down New York City to win 'best US city' in Twitter poll

November 6, 2021

There is plenty to love about Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and apparently, voters on Twitter agree as the Cream City won a national poll for the best city in the country Saturday morning, Nov. 6. 

After advancing to the finals, racking up victories over cities like Chicago and Minneapolis along the way, Milwaukee earned a championship victory over New York City, the country's largest city, with 70% of voters believing Milwaukee is the 'best city' in the country.

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Connect Sports

4 Ways the Ryder Cup Stood Out at Whistling Straits

October 27, 2021

After being delayed a year, the Ryder Cup had a huge impact on Milwaukee and its Wisconsin neighbors. 
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AFAR

9 of the Most Surprising Cities in the U.S.

August 2020

The city was tapped to host the Democratic National Convention in mid-July, but ask any of its half a million residents and they’ll tell you the city is worth visiting year-round.

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Trade Show News Network

How CVBs Are Designing Virtual Experiences to Promote Their Destinations

April 9, 2020

In early April, VISIT Milwaukee launched a special video put together by staff to send a message of hope and solidarity to its clients, partners and community. This complements the CVB’s #GoodThingsBrewing in Milwaukee page, which features stories of Milwaukee residents coming together to support local businesses and each other during the pandemic.

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Meetings Today

Destination Spotlight: The Big Buzz in Milwaukee

March 6, 2020

Danielle LeBreck and President & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee Peggy Williams-Smith talk about the event-packed year ahead for Milwaukee, new developments in the city, and all the best venues and offsites for meetings and events. 

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Today Show

The Best Places to Travel in 2020

January 3, 2020

You’re got some really great cities in this part of the country. Milwaukee has great food right now in that city, and also it’s site of the July Democratic National Convention, so a lot of people are going to be going there in the summertime.

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USA Today - 10best

10 Beer Experiences You Should Experience in 2020

December 30, 2019

Milwaukee has been a beer city since before the craft beer boom; it's the home of Miller Brewing and the Original Pabst Headquarters. Even their baseball team is called the Brewers, celebrating the city's relationship with beer.

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INSIDER

10 Places in the US You Need to Visit in 2020

December 23, 2019

2020 is this Midwestern gem's year to shine. The travel site (Airbnb) called Milwaukee the world's most up-and-coming destination.

 

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Forbes

25 Best Places to Visit in 2020

December 19, 2019

The city that turned beer brewing into a major industry by 1900—thanks to barons Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz and Miller—excels today because of multiple personalities.

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Travel + Leisure

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020

December 9, 2019

The next hot cruise destination is…The Great Lakes? Believe it. Lakeside cities like Milwaukee are drawing new crowds for its dynamic restaurant landscape, new museums, and anticipatory buzz ahead of July’s Democratic National Convention.

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The Wall Street Journal

10 Places to Travel In 2020 - Before Everyone Else Does​

October 25, 2019

"Bucking its beer-and-brats image, Milwaukee had five James Beard Award semifinalists this year, including Karen Bell of modern butchery and cafe Bavette La Boucherie, and Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra unveils its first permanent home, in the transformed Warner Grand Theater movie palace downtown. America’s Black Holocaust Museum will reopen this year in a renovated space in the historically African-American Bronzeville neighborhood. "

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New York Times

36 Hours in Milwaukee

October 10, 2019

Welcome to this small town in big-city clothing, where bobbleheads, ice-cream cocktails and Frank Lloyd Wright are on your weekend itinerary.

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Travel Channel

10 Reasons to Make Time for Milwaukee

October 3, 2019

Now is the time to give some love to one of the coolest – and certainly most underrated – cities in the Midwest.

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Wisconsin Meetings

Destination Milwaukee

July 11, 2019

Milwaukee has a long and storied history as a powerhouse for manufacturing and machining. But just as there is more to the state of Wisconsin than brats, beer and cheese, there is more to Milwaukee than iron, aluminum and steel.

 

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Wall Street Journal

An Insider's Guide to Milwaukee 

July 23, 2019

The Midwest metropolis isn’t all suds and sausage. We asked locals to tip visitors o! to fresher diversions, including where to eat, golf, bike ride and soak up Lake Michigan

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Time Out USA

The 15 best cities to visit in the USA

July 10, 2019

During the rest of the year, think cheese curds, beer breweries, cornhole tournaments and Packers fanatics, juxtaposed with a gorgeous art museum and the annual Sculpture Milwaukee outdoor showcase all over town.

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Lonely Planet

Midwest travel ideas: 8 under-the-radar destinations to visit in America’s Heartland​

July 7, 2019

Flyover Country, no more! The Midwestern United States prove their vacation value through accessibility, friendly hospitality, surprising attractions, natural beauty and affordability.

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Food + Wine

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

Among a labyrinth of purposely disjointed bridges and disconnected streets that speak to the bygone, inimical plans of rival founding members, a creative fusion of new and old permeate an atmosphere hungry for continued growth.

 

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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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