Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:16:02 CDT
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:36:00 CDTChristmas came early for Milwaukee, as Vogue Magazine gifted the city a flattering place in its recent "5 Industrial Cities Making America's Rust Belt Shine Again" travel article. See what they had to say!
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:56:00 CDTDespite being surrounded by the unfamiliar, I felt like I was cozily at home during my stay at The Astor Hotel - and that's a pretty impressive achievement for a hotel, especially when a guest's guts are actively staging a violent coup against him.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:01:00 CDTCapturing the romantic spirit of the Victorian Era, Manderley Bed and Breakfast is a jewel in the rough on Wells Street, just west of Downtown Milwaukee. You'd be amiss if you just drove on by.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDTCounty Clare has been named by our readers as Milwaukee's best Irish pub annually for about the last decade and the best hotel bar every year since 2010. This week, OnMilwaukee stayed overnight to experience the famous Irish hospitality at the quaint and cozy County Clare Inn.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:07:00 CDTBay View's first hotel - the dog-friendly microhotel in the former Down and Under Pub building at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.- is slated to open in January. Co-owner Charles Bailey invited us in yesterday to take a first look.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:01:00 CDTIt's been a long time (too long) since I've taken the opportunity to get away for the weekend. But, a recent trip to Lake Geneva - after which I found myself considerably more relaxed - made me seriously consider why I don't do it more often.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:08:00 CDTThere is no shortage of stories to tell about Milwaukee's Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. These days, the 1910 Arts and Crafts home on 31st and Wisconsin is a bed and breakfast with a theater. But there's a lot of history in the place, too.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:09:00 CDTKinn, a dog friendly and gathering-centric upscale micro-hotel, which includes new restaurant Kindred, is nearing a January 2017 opening in a prominent Bay View building located along Kinnickinnic Avenue, according to Ald Tony Zielinski.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:03:00 CDTEarlier this month LODGE KOHLER, the new Green Bay hotel development by Kohler Co., celebrated a topping-off ceremony, marking the placement of the final exterior beam. At that point, the hotel, part of the new Titletown District, began taking reservations.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:36:00 CDTProgress is moving fast on The Westin Milwaukee hotel - which will hold 220 rooms and a restaurant when it opens in June 2017 - and as evidence, this morning, The Westin hosted a special ceremony and a tour of the views and rooms in progress.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:04:00 CDTEven though Cedarburg is so close to Milwaukee, when you're in its little downtown, you feel far away. And, while plenty of Milwaukeeans visit the Stagecoach Inn Bed and Breakfast for a staycation, this charming old hotel attracts plenty of people from out of town, too.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:03:00 CDTThere is certainly no lack of accommodations for travelers venturing to Milwaukee. But for those looking for a conveniently located gem that provides all the comforts of home - along with a bit of artful inspiration - there are few better options than The Muse.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDTHotel Wisconsin, 720 N. Old World Third St., is a survivor. While Downtown once brimmed with hotels of all stripes - from swanky to rundown, from residential to aimed at visitors - very few of them survive from the early part of the 20th century. This one does.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:03:00 CDTThe crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceiling and terrazzo floors reflect beauty and opulence, but despite its grandeur, The Knickerbocker On The Lake has a very homey feel to it.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:01:00 CDTThe Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDTIt's hard to believe there's a full-service resort, hotel and casino out amid the wooded roads of the Upper Peninsula, but then the Island Resort and Casino, in Harris, Michigan, appears and it looks like an oasis of fun in a quiet rural area.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:15:00 CDTI love to travel. Recently I was thinking about places I'd especially like to visit for the food and these four places - each on a different continent - came to mind for a variety of reasons.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDTThere are a number of ways to get from Milwaukee to Yellowstone National Park by air - and if you haven't been there, you definitely should get to Yellowstone National Park somehow. Here are five reasons that you should fly to Billings when you visit Yellowstone.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:28:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will unveil some of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered." on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDTWork to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:08:00 CDTThe Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., turns 8 years old this month and to will host a variety of daily activities to celebrate throughout September.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDTDuring a recent I-94 series, I went to Wrigley and spotted a few Brewers fans. But just a few. There's hardly a better place to road trip to a ballgame than the Windy City. Here are some tips for a sports-fueled jaunt to see the Brewers face the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:36:00 CDTMitchell Airport is launching a new rebranding and ad campaign to spread the message for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that MKE is the choice airport to take them "Wherever Your Heart Desires."
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:00 CDTAlthough Wisconsin Dells has become synonymous with waterparks over the past couple of decades, some vacationers seek a taste of the past. The funky Black Hawk Motel, built in 1945, is still owned by the same family that opened it.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:09:00 CDTI've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDTNorth Point Lighthouse is receiving a facelift with its first complete house and tower painting since it was restored over 10 years ago. The $23,500 project includes cleaning, repairing and replacing wood and materials where needed, and painting the keeper's quarters museum and the lighthouse tower.
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:02:00 CDTDuring a recent first visit to Portland, Ore., OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder, naturally, felt compelled to visit nearby city Milwaukie and compare and contrast it with "our" Milwaukee. Check out 14 photos of Milwaukie, Ore.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDTThere's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:26:00 CDTKohler Co. today announced expansion plans for Destination Kohler's boutique hotel, Inn on Woodlake. The three-diamond property will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding multi-bedroom units and common spaces.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:52:00 CDTWalker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:02:00 CDTOnce partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:14:00 CDTIt's a good time to remind you that the Milwaukee County Parks System has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities, including public pools. And whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our public pool guide.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:03:00 CDTThe Windy City has a vibrant and fun Chinatown neighborhood just south of Downtown, but there are other ways to experience Chinese culture in Chicago, too. Here are some ways visitors of all ages can celebrate Chinese culture in Chicago.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:26:00 CDTThe more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:36:00 CDTEscape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:02:00 CDTWhether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:02:00 CDTFrom the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:15:00 CDTAt Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:03:00 CDTSummer in Wisconsin offers dozens of quick trips that are filled with experiences new and memorable, and one of the best possible trips revolves around the lauded American Players Theater up in Spring Green.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:02:00 CDTWhether you are a resident of Milwaukee or just visiting, you can discover and learn more about the city by brushing up on your navigation skills and going on a geocache adventure. Here are seven places to do just that.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:03:00 CDTLess than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.
Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:33:00 CDTMilwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:15:00 CDTAfter public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.
Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:00 CDTThe disturbing fact is, bedbugs are found everywhere - from cheap flop houses to the most opulent hotels. Randy Rupert, team leader of Batzner Pest Control's bedbug services, shares tips on how to prevent bringing these vampire bugs home from hotels.
Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:01:00 CDTLast weekend, Sarah Berg once again came down with an acute case of wanderlust and decided it was time to hop on her BMW motorcycle and get out of Dodge. So she went in search of delicious slices of pie and drove 1,000 miles by the end of the weekend.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:01:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:03:00 CDTMy family and I decided to head to Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend to visit Medieval Times, one of nine locations in the chain, to find out - among other things - what would happen if we asked for a fork. Turns out, 'twas a beauteous adventure and better food experience than expected.
Thu, 19 May 2016 09:03:00 CDTNearby Chicago is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway filled with, well, whatever you want, even if what you want is not a whole lot of planning, but just time to relax.
Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02:00 CDTWe got a peek inside the new Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, slated to open in the Third Ward this summer, including looks at the spaces that will host the Tre Rivali restaurant and the rooftop Outsider bar.
Thu, 12 May 2016 15:36:00 CDTIf you needed an excuse to take the family down to Chicago for a weekend this summer, here's one: Now through Aug. 28, kids can ride the Amtrak Hiawatha Service train between Milwaukee and Chicago on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free.