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Milwaukee’s 20 Best Local Getaways

Milwaukee’s 20 Best Local Getaways

We are back! The City of Festivals kicks off the summer with Summerfest’s Big Bang Fireworks and it feels so good to be back together again! It’s been a while – finally we can all kick back and enjoy a full summer of festivals, open air dining, concerts, and our favorite local hangouts. For those wonderful Milwaukee icons that made it back from the pandemic we embrace you like a long-lost friend. Our fabulous Milwaukee Parks are in full swing with activities free from mask mandates and restrictions. If you have forgotten how amazing Milwaukee is, let me remind you of some of our favorite Top 20 local getaways right here in our fabulous city.

What to do in Milwaukee:

1. Oak Leaf Trail for Hiking and Biking

2. Bradford Beach

3. Milwaukee Art Museum

4. Monet – Beyond Monet coming Fall of 2022

5. Boerner Botanical Gardens

6. Interurban Trail - Ozaukee County

7. Milwaukee Public Market

8. Summerfest Grounds Summer Festivals

9. Bastille Days

10. Brady Street People Watching and Shopping

11. Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward

12. Milwaukee County Zoo

13. Shopping in the Village of Delafield

14. Lake Country Lakes for swimming, boating, and kayaking

15. Holy Hill – biking, hiking and golfing

16. Milwaukee’s 5th Ward

17. Grant Park

18. South Shore Yacht Club

19. Traveling Beer Gardens of Milwaukee

20. Lake Park and the North Point Lighthouse.

 

Milwaukee Public Market https://milwaukeepublicmarket.org/about-us/about-us

Milwaukee's most unique downtown food destination! Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods. The Market showcases a variety of cooking classes in The Madame Kuony Demonstration Kitchen. Classes feature instructors ranging from our own vendors and local chefs to nationally known cookbook authors.

 

Beyond Monet: Coming Fall of 2022 https://www.milwaukeemag.com/beyond-monet-is-coming-to-milwaukee/

The Immersive Experience presented by We Energies Foundation. “Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience gives guests a glimpse into the emotions and perspective of the leading figure of Impression: Claude Monet,” according to a press release. Participants will enter the Garden Gallery where the Prism will transport them into the Infinity Room, the biggest feature area of the exhibit where guests will be able to take in Monet’s iconic works of art.

 

Boerner Botanical Gardens https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/Boerner-Botanical-Gardens

The botanical gardens are located on the grounds of Whitnall Park in the village of Hales Corners, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The gardens are named for Alfred Boerner, who designed the original five formal gardens.

 

Traveling Beer Gardens of Milwaukee 2022 Schedule!https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58dad29e4402431eb4e1ddf5/t/62346e33f6d1c0671b987072/1647603253848/2022+TBG_schedule+banner36x24+%282%29.pdf

 

Follow the iconic Sprecher fire trucks and experience a new twist on beer gardens. Featuring two, simultaneously running, tours traveling throughout the Milwaukee County Parks.

 

Delafield Farmer’s Market https://www.visitdelafield.org/copy-of-shopping-specialty-retail

 

2022 market dates - May 7 through October 29 - Saturday mornings, 8 am-1 pm at the Fish Hatchery Sports Complex Parking Lot this is a dog friendly market, but the dogs must be on a leash.

 

Just a few great places to visit to get you back in the swing of things. Get out there and enjoy our great city and all it has to offer. The summer is young and there is so much to enjoy and discover right here at home.

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