City Spotlight: Milwaukee

Why visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

  • Waterfront and Riverwalk
  • Wide Array of Architecture, Culture, and History
  • Beer, Breweries, and City Tours
  • Amazing International Cuisine
  • Fun Festivals for All, Year Round

Frontdesk welcomes you to Milwaukee, Wisconsin! It’s an amazing city full of hidden gems that we can’t wait to share with you, especially since it’s our home. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is a bustling manufacturing hub with strong roots and forward-thinking businesses. The city if known for its museums, breweries, and festivals. In recent years, Milwaukee has become a hub for entrepreneurs, artists, and other creative spirits.

Lake Michigan Lighthouse - Milwaukee WI

Milwaukee Vacations

Combined with the recent creative boom, the lakefront makes the city an exciting vacation destination. Visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds by spending time at the beach and in the city. Kick back and relax in beautiful Wisconsin while staying in convenient vacation rentals nearby.

Downtown Milwaukee WI

Milwaukee Business Trips

Traveling for business doesn’t have to be a drab. Milwaukee is a progressive city for corporate travelers. It offers business guests a growing list of great food experiences, cultural attractions, and the best in unique lodging. Coming to Milwaukee for work? Enjoy it like a vacation!

Milwaukee Neighborhoods

People call Milwaukee a “big city of little neighborhoods” for a reason! The city consists of over a dozen individual neighborhoods. Each neighborhood boasts its own culture, personality, and plenty of locally owned businesses. Here are a few of our favorites to explore and find rental accommodations in.

  • Milwaukee’s East Side

    This is a great area for those who want to spend a night out on the town. As the historic home of Milwaukee’s Italian population, it’s gotten a little more funky since the 1960’s. Brady Street is one of Milwaukee’s main nightlife areas, where the local UW-Milwaukee college students hang out. You’ll find restaurants, bars, jazz clubs, and other trendy establishments scattered throughout the East Side.

  • Downtown Milwaukee

    Home to some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Milwaukee Art Museum and our beautiful lakefront! From beaches to museums, it’s easy to spend the day exploring downtown, and enjoying plenty of great bars and restaurants at night.

  • Historic Third Ward

    This is home to the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Public Market. Set on a backdrop of historic warehouse buildings, you’ll also find locally owned specialty shops, unique art galleries, and memorable restaurants. The Broadway Theatre Center and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design are also located here.

  • Walker’s Point

    A hub for foodies with an industrial edge, Walker’s Point features award-winning restaurants and locally-made artisan foods. Although many of the neighborhood’s bars and restaurants are focused along Second Street, Fifth Street is quickly becoming another hotspot for the area.

  • Bay View

    Located just south of Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan, Bay View is a hip and eclectic neighborhood. Kinnickinnick Ave features one of the city’s most popular bar districts, close to beer gardens, a thriving farmers market, and weekly concert series in the summer.


You’ll need Frontdesk’s Milwaukee Guidebook. It’s curated by local experts and filled with only the best bars, restaurants, and places to visit.


What to do in Milwaukee?

From restaurants and brewery tours to boutique shops and art museums, there is no shortage of things to do in Milwaukee! Explore some of our favorites below:
  • Enjoy the water and beach at Lake Michigan

    During the summer months, you can enjoy beaches, paddle boarding, surfing (that’s right!), kayaking, and boat tours on Lake Michigan or on the city’s three rivers. You can also enjoy a day in the sun at Bradford Beach, one of the top urban beaches in the nation.
  • Milwaukee Brewery Tours

    Home to the Miller Brewing headquarters and many up and coming craft breweries such as Lakefront Brewery and the Milwaukee Brewing Company, the city is a mecca for beer-lovers. For those looking to expand their knowledge of all things beer, there are endless brewery tours and tastings to attend.
  • Milwaukee Museums

    Spending an afternoon exploring one of the many Milwaukee museums is also highly recommended. Milwaukee features The Harley Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum, both which offer full day experiences. The Milwaukee Public Museum also boasts four floors of wonders to pique the interest of anyone who visits.
  • Milwaukee Festivals

    It’s the ‘City of Festivals’ with good reason – there’s something going on nearly every weekend. Summer is definitely the most busy