Plan a Visit
Whether you’re daydreaming about a trip to Milwaukee or are already here, we have everything you need to make the most out of your time in our quirky, colorful city.
Stay the Night
There's just too much Milwaukee fun to fit into one day, but don't worry: there is always room at the inn! From boutique to chic, corporate to classic, historic to modern, we have a hotel perfect for your visit.
Things To Do
From water activities to family friendly attractions to nightlife, explore what there is to do in Milwaukee.
Known as a “big city of little neighborhoods,” Milwaukee’s unique neighborhoods are what make up the city’s one-of-a-kind culture. Check out these guides to find where to go and what to do in Milwaukee's neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Video Series
Take a closer look at one (or all) of our neighborhoods! Our neighborhoods video series will help you discover the culture, style, and vibe of Milwaukee’s wonderfully distinct neighborhoods.
There’s always a party going on in Milwaukee – and you’re invited! We don’t need an excuse to have a good time, so we keep the fun going from festivals to concerts, beer dinners to 5Ks, and so much more.
Weekly Event Newsletter
Want to make your friends jealous of your social life? Sign-up for our weekly event newsletter, and you'll never miss out on what's happening in Milwaukee!
Start making your travel plans - from festivals to markets, you'll find Milwaukee's biggest annual events on this calendar. You can even download a one-page printable version for easy reference.
Vibrant, fun, and forward-thinking, Milwaukee continues to look to the future while cherishing its past, ensuring quality of life and opportunities for residents and a warm, welcoming destination for visitors from all over the world.
Vision for the Future
Major investments in a new sports arena, hotels, streetcar, office and residential buildings, and highways reflect the innovative vision that will mean striking changes to the cityscape in the next five years.
From the moment you step foot in Milwaukee, you’ll see how much the city’s history lives on today. Milwaukee’s downtown is filled with beautifully preserved historic buildings, and many local museums offer a deeper look into the history of the area. From a lighthouse to the home of Broadway legends, there’s so much history and architecture to explore in Milwaukee.
Make your trip to Milwaukee educational and fun with stops at these popular local museums. Experience interactive exhibits, touch live butterflies, and step back into the past and forward into the future.
Why is Milwaukee called “Cream City?” It's not because we're in the dairy state.
History buffs will love exploring the diverse array of historic places and unique architecture in Milwaukee.
Oldest Church in the US
St. Joan of Arc Chapel
At Marquette University
Catch a flick at one of several historic theatres in Milwaukee, including the Landmark Oriental Theatre and the Landmark Downer Theatre.
You can take a walk on the spooky side with Gothic Milwaukee's haunting tours through the city's past and folklore.
Milwuakee is home to the oldest bowling alley in the United States.