Located in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is the largest city in the state and lies in the county seat of Milwaukee County. The city is quite the cultural hub, home to numerous live music performance venues, museums and art galleries. Foodies and those enjoy a night out on the town will really love it here. The city has a vibrant nightlife and is home to numerous stylish and trendy restaurants serving an array of contemporary and traditional dishes. It was once known as the number one beer-producing city in the world and is famously known as a brewing institution. While it has long been closed, the Miller Brewing Company is something of a Milwaukee institution.
Milwaukee is a great place to drive a hatchback, which is nippy enough to navigate the urban centre. If you’re thinking about doing any long-distance driving, a hatchback is the more fuel-efficient choice.
Driving in Milwaukee
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Important things to note
There is plenty of parking facilities outside the city centre both in car parks and metered on-street parking. Parking in the business districts can be expensive though.
The city itself is easy to navigate around with block numbers being consistent all over the city and in the suburbs with many areas of interest clearly signposted.
Traffic conditions vary widely, but generally it’s recommended to avoid driving in or around the city during morning and evening rush hours.
Highlights & Hotspots
Situated beside the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum is a must for art lovers, but is also a very worthwhile visit for those who aren’t. The gallery is home to numerous collections including paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography.
Experience the great outdoors, or just head out with the family on a sunny afternoon and enjoy a lakeside picnic at Lakefront Park. At the edge of Lake Michigan, this is an excellent for walking or cycling as well as swimming.
Animal lovers and families should save a day to spend at Milwaukee County Zoo. This excellent zoo is home to an array of different species and offers great activities for kids of all ages. You’ll also have the opportunity to feed the sea lions for a small additional fee.
Many know that Milwaukee is famous for being the birthplace of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The Harley-Davidson Museum is a great place to visit even if you’re not born to be wild! The museum is home to numerous exhibits, which go some way to tell the history of this famous brand.
The city is served by General Mitchell International Airport, located southeast of the city approximately 10 miles out of the city centre. The airport is easily accessible via I-94 E and is roughly a 15-20 minute drive away depending on traffic.
The airport largely has connecting flights across the US and Canada. For international flights, O‚ÄôHare International Airport in Chicago is just over an hour‚Äôs drive away on the I-94 E.