Milwaukee on the Water

Welcome to America’s Fresh Coast! Located at the confluence of three rivers flowing into Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is truly a water city with plenty of ways for visitors to get their feet wet.

Lakefront Parks

Milwaukee's lakefront is adorned with a collection of parks, each offering its own unique charm and recreational opportunities. Lakeshore State Park, nestled between the city skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan, provides a serene escape with walking trails, fishing piers and panoramic views of the downtown skyline. Veterans Park boasts expansive green spaces perfect for picnics and outdoor activities, as well as sports fields and a vibrant kite-flying scene. Lake Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, offers a picturesque retreat with winding paths, lush gardens and historic landmarks such as the North Point Lighthouse. McKinley Park, with its sandy beach and bustling marina, invites visitors to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and water sports, while also offering playgrounds and picnic areas for families to gather and play.

Lakefront Activities

Milwaukee's lakefront offers a myriad of activities to suit every taste and interest. Take a spin on a Bublr Bike to enjoy a scenic ride along the Lakefront. Join in the colorful spectacle of kite flying in Veterans Park with Gift of Wings’ many offerings and kite festivals. For those seeking a beachside thrill, Bradford Beach is the ultimate destination for beach volleyball enthusiasts, with sandy courts and lively games against the backdrop of crashing waves. Dive into the refreshing waters of Lake Michigan with kayaking adventures, exploring the shoreline and soaking in the beauty of the city from a new perspective.

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant Milwaukee…

Boat Tours

Milwaukee is a great place on a great lake (and a river). Get out on the water and see the sights with these boat tours.


Milwaukee's shores have been welcoming ships for over 150 years. Helping to guide them into port are the lighthouses along the coast of the cream city. Find all three next time you visit!

A Day on the Riverfront

Milwaukee's Riverfront offers a vibrant mix of activities for visitors to enjoy. Start your day with a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the scenic Riverwalk, which spans three miles along the Milwaukee River. Stop by the Historic Third Ward, filled with charming shops, art galleries and trendy eateries. Grab a kayak or take a scenic boat tour and learn about the city's rich industrial heritage and see iconic landmarks like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum from a unique perspective. In the evening, catch a live music performance at one of the waterfront venues, or simply relax with a drink while enjoying the picturesque views of the river.

The Milwaukee RiverWalk is ALIVE...again! Find local artists in hot spots along the Milwaukee RiverWalk Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-6 p.m. The busker-style performances by local…

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