How to Experience Milwaukee Like a Local

Stay central

Highly recommend downtown or Third Ward. This has most of the main attractions. Hotel prices may be higher, but everything is walkable, saving you money on transportation.

Take advantage of free rides

Milwaukee does not have a subway, although its free Hop streetcar makes many stops downtown and in the Third Ward. 

Eat like a local

Though Milwaukee is known for beer and cheese, its cuisine scene is far more diverse.

Indulge in local delicacies

Try some meals you won't find elsewhere, maybe for good cause. They're tasty, unusual, and cheap!

Explore brewing history

Milwaukee has had microbreweries before they were trendy. It once made more beer than any city. Town breweries, restaurants, and taverns reflect that history.

Do some affordable activities

Lake Michigan beachfront sandy park. Bring a towel and swim, play beach volleyball, eat custard at MooSa's or lunch at The Dock Waterfront Bar & Grill.

Enjoy free-admission days

Milwaukee's top attractions provide free admission on select days. Checking the calendar can get your group free tickets worth hundreds.