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.
VISIT Milwaukee continues to monitor the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and is committed to ensuring that your trip to Milwaukee is safe.
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.
Winters in Milwaukee are cold, but that doesn’t stop us from having a good time! Winter is the perfect time to explore Milwaukee’s vibrant dining scene and get cozy at a corner tavern with a local brew or an Old Fashioned. Cold weather fans will find plenty of snowy fun in local parks, on tubing runs, and at ski and snowboard hills. The Milwaukee area is a great learning spot for beginning skiiers to find their footing. The most extreme winter athletes may even grab their surfboards and take on the waves of Lake Michigan!
With a young and hungry team and the new Fiserv Forum Sports and Entertainment Complex, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks are the center of major excitement.
Our coffee is strong and so is our coffee culture. You’ll never be lacking for a local cup while you’re here.
Milwaukee in the Winter
Let it Snow
Every January 1, brave locals plunge into the icy waters of Lake Michigan to celebrate the new year.
Lake Michigan is at the center of a rapidly developing freshwater surfing scene - especially during winter, when the waves are strongest.
Each year during the Mama Tried motorcycle show, check out the bold (and the cold) taking their bikes onto Lake Michigan for ice racing.