Take a cruise on Lake Michigan or the Milwaukee River or head to Third Ward, a restored warehouse district that’s now a National Historic Landmark featuring terrific dining, a lively nightlife scene, art galleries, and antique shops. Other popular attractions include the outstanding Milwaukee County Zoo, the Midwest Express Center, and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Today, the city is home to only one major brewery, a little company called Miller. However, the Milwaukee Ale House and the Water Street Brewery are two of the prominent places where you can go to sample craft beers from around the country.
Old World Third Street boasts some of the best and most authentic (and often most upscale) German and Mediterranean restaurants in the region, while South Side and the Fifth Ward offer high quality but budget Mexican and Latin American cuisine. Milwaukee Street is the main drag for trendy dining options, and it sports a lively nightlife.