On the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a city of genuine American charm. The pretty downtown lakefront offers a range of boutique shops, galleries and outdoor dining options.
For those interested in architecture, the city boasts a number of gems, including the august Pabst Theater, the dramatic modern structure of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the spaceship-esque Greek Orthodox Church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The city is also home to the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team who take their name from the locally founded Miller Brewing Company. The city is perhaps best known for motorcycles and the Harley-Davidson museum is a particular highlight, celebrating the 100-year history of these iconic motorcycles.
Suggested itinerary featuring Milwaukee
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Milwaukee, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Milwaukee
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Places near Milwaukee
- Chicago 82 miles away
- Green Bay 103 miles away
- Wisconsin 128 miles away
- Door Peninsula 134 miles away
- Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 166 miles away
- Michigan 182 miles away
- Springfield, Illinois 242 miles away
- Marquette 245 miles away
- Detroit 252 miles away
- Mackinac Island 255 miles away
- Minneapolis and St Paul 294 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Milwaukee
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Milwaukee. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.