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Sprawled across the southern shore of shimmering Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is known for its big breweries, and as the home of Harley Davison motorbikes. Whilst that’s quite butch, the city also flaunts a rich cultural scene, with an ensemble of museums, galleries, theaters, and live music venues. Add to that family attractions such as the county zoo, professional baseball, lush parks, and historic architecture – and all boxes are ticked. Each year Milwaukee brims with events, from the Wisconsin State Fair to Summerfest – one of the biggest music festivals in the world.

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Housed within a futuristic shell on the water’s edge, the Discovery World museum uncovers the inner workings of technology, and sheds light on Great Lakes conservation. Jam packed with interactive exhibits, you’ll learn about everything from marine life in the Reiman Aquarium, to the intricacies of wireless telegraph and pneumatic power at Innovation Planet. Green fingered travelers won’t want to miss the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Housed within three bubble-like glass domes the complex features thousands of plants, from tropical floral finery to cacti from arid lands. Dating back to 1895, Pabst Theater is as much a historical landmark as it is an opulent entertainment venue. Bejeweled with an Austrian crystal chandelier, it hosts a showy program of drama, music, comedy, dance, and opera. For fans of the Milwaukee Brewers of National League baseball, Miller Park is a mecca. Just minutes from downtown, you can take a seat for the action, or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the sprawling fan-roofed stadium.

Hotels in Milwaukee

There’s certainly no shortage of hotels in Milwaukee. Whether you want a mansion B&B, a chic-meets-antique converted brewery, or a sumptuously appointed downtown establishment boasting indulgent spa facilities - there’s a particularly eclectic choice for those with bigger budgets. Those after a more modest stay will find a good mix of independent and popular chain name establishments, the larger of which often feature swimming pools, fitness facilities, and full equipped business centers. As with most hotels in Milwaukee, in-room WiFi and cable television are to be expected. For budget travelers, there’s a huge choice of motels and inns, all offering a basic stay, but sparing none of the necessities.

Where to stay

If you want to soak up the best the city has to offer, a hotel in Milwaukee’s towering waterside downtown district is key. You’ll find everything here, from multicultural restaurants and fashionable shops, to museums, theaters, and the city’s historic-meets-trendy warehouse district. The neighborhoods that make up the downtown area all have their own identities, from the happening bars and Italian flavors of Brady Street, to the Museum Mile of multicultural East Side. Laden with modern skyscrapers, East Town occupies a particularly large portion of downtown. It’s home to Discovery World, an energetic nightlife, and Cathedral Square Park – which hosts free jazz concerts during the summer.

How to get to Milwaukee

If you’re flying in, landing at General Mitchell International Airport should be a no brainer. Situated just 5 miles from Milwaukee’s downtown district, the hub primary serves cities in North America, including Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, and Phoenix. Buses and shuttle services can whisk you straight into the action once you land, whilst taxis provide a pricier alternative. The city is also reachable via the Amtrak train, Greyhound and Megabus services, along with many other coach lines too. The majority of services terminate at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, the city’s main transport hub, in the downtown area.

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