Whether you love art, exploring the outdoors, or taking a trip to a museum, there’s a lot you can do in Milwaukee. The city is famous for its brews and brewers, but you can find an array of theaters, restaurants, museums, and art venues. Moreover, with its endless calendar of live performances and a bustling bar-hopping scene, it is also a great place for a fun night out. If you plan to visit Milwaukee, pack your bags and accessories because you are in for a treat. Listed below are the top 8 things to do in the city. 

1. Take a Walk Down Brady Street 

Brady Street is a colorful, eclectic street that’s brimmed with diverse dining options, a sea of salons and a lively bar scene. From a neighborhood comprising mostly Italian and Polish families to a hippie center and a shopper’s heaven, it is one of the city’s most fun and authentic streets. Built in the 1880s, the street has maintained its storefront’s authenticity even today. 

Take a walk down Brady Street during the day for shopping and dining, and visit at night to experience an electric bar scene. We recommend you spend an entire day exploring the different restaurants, bars, and the city’s best salons. Visit for a shopping and spa day and stay till night time to see the street come alive. While you’re there, don’t forget to grab a bite at the DoggHaus!

Watch this video to get a glimpse:


2. Visit Safehouse

Safehouse is a spy bar. If you don’t have the password, you’ll have to participate in a series of challenges at the front door, all of which are televised to other customers in the bar. The Safehouse features a vintage theme with hidden doors, a noir-tinged martini menu, spy games, and more. Speaking of safe – make sure to stay safe when driving in Milwaukee neighborhoods.

If you want to do something a little different in Milwaukee, Safehouse is the place to be. Plus, it is one of the best kid-friendly eateries and is perfect for celebrating birthday parties. 

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the place:


3. Spend a Day at the Bradford Beach 

Milwaukee has an array of sandy beaches, although they are not conventional ocean beaches. Perched on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has over 1,400 acres of beach, making it an ideal place to get your tan and practice your surfing skills. 

One of the best beaches in the city is Bradford Beach, where there are volleyball nets, sandy beaches, a tiki bar with chilled and refreshing drinks, and much more. The beach was constructed in the 1920s as part of Lake Park. For the best surfing conditions, visit the beach from September to May since the winds are stronger this time of year. 

Watch this video about the beach when it was ranked one of the best in the country:


4. Go Kayaking in the Afternoon

For a tranquil and eco-friendly experience, spend your afternoon kayaking in the calm waters of Milwaukee. You can rent a kayak from a riverside shop and explore the city at your pace. Make sure to see the Downtown area and stop for a quick food break at the riverside cafes. Observe the beautiful street art and murals in the trendy riverside districts. Kayaking is ideal when you don’t feel like indulging in a physically-demanding activity.

Watch this video to see what kayaking in Milwaukee will look like:


5. Explore the Pabst Mansion 

If you are a history fan or appreciate architectural marvels, the Pabst Mansion is a must-visit place. The mansion was completed by beer baron Captain Fredrick Pabst and his wife Maria in 1892. It is one of Milwaukee’s most famous landmarks and is filled with treasures and art collected throughout Fredrick and Maria’s lives. 

It later became the Archbishop of Milwaukee residence and closely avoided demolition in the 1970s. The Pabst Mansion was saved and reopened as a museum housing thousands of decorative and fine art pieces. 

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the mansion:


6. Catch a Game at American Family Field 

The American Family Field is a place you must visit while visiting Milwaukee. The retro-styled brick foundation brings you back to the old days of baseball. The retractable fan-shaped ceiling is a marvel in itself. At the stadium, you can witness a game played by the Major League Baseball team called the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Besides watching the game, AMF also hosts some of the most large-scale concerts in the city. Book your seat, grab your favorite snacks, and get ready for a day you will remember!

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7. Play a Game of Golf 

Did you know that Milwaukee is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the United States? Wisconsin hosts more public courses than any other state, so you will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Some of the best courses to check out include the Blackwolf Run and the Whistling Straits, both designed by the famous Pete Dye. 

Blackwolf Run is an award-winning 36-hole on two golf courses and has hosted plenty of professional championships. On the other hand, the Whistling Straits is a 36-hole luxury golf resort located in the Village of Kohler. Even if you are not a golfer, you will enjoy this one-of-a-kind activity with breathtaking views, excellent services, and a top-notch dining scene. 

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the Blackwolf Run golf course:


8. Grab Brunch at Blue’s Egg

If you are a big foodie, one of the best places you can visit for breakfasts, lunches, or brunches is Blue’s Egg. The restaurant serves a wide array of premium-quality breakfast items that are homegrown and internationally loved. 

The artsy décor is a cherry on top and truly elevates the whole dining experience. If you consume a plant-based diet, don’t worry. Blue’s Egg serves a host of vegetable options as well. You know where to go if you feel hungry at any time of the day. 

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the place:


Adapt & Explore

Traveling to a new city is an exhilarating experience, filled with endless possibilities and new discoveries. Even with a meticulously planned itinerary, it’s essential to maintain an open mind and embrace spontaneity, since it’s often the unexpected adventures that create the most cherished memories. Since you can’t anticipate every twist and turn, approaching your vacation with adaptability allows you to fully immerse yourself in the richness of the destination. As you embark on your journey, it’s crucial to stay mindful of local laws, customs, and traditions, showing respect to the local culture and people.