Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Milwaukee brings the excitement of city life to the lake

Home of the famous Summerfest musical festival, Milwaukee is a bustling Midwestern city right on the edge of Lake Michigan. Families staying at Milwaukee vacation rentals can look forward to exploring the city’s numerous museums and cultural attractions. Beer lovers will celebrate the many breweries that call Milwaukee home. For those looking to hit the beach, the shores of the Great Lakes are the perfect place to build a sandcastle, read a book, or catch a glimpse of the native wildlife.

Experience Lake Michigan and music in Milwaukee

Milwaukee sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, a Great Lake so big that travelers might just mistake it for an ocean. If you’re here in the summer, take advantage of the view with waterfront dining or a daytime cruise. For outdoor Milwaukee activities for families, head just outside of town to the clean, family-friendly shores of Bradford Beach. To catch a bit of entertainment while staying at your Milwaukee vacation rental, check out any of the city’s 25 theaters. Milwaukee also hosts the popular musical festival Summerfest along the lakeshore each year.

Kids and adults can play in Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts 17 museums within the city limits, which means there’s no shortage of fun and learning for the whole family. Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo to make some new furry friends or stop by the Milwaukee Art Museum, where kids can create their own artwork. Little ones will also love the Betty Bird Children’s Museum and Discovery World, a huge museum complex that focuses on science, technology, and water. If you’re looking for Milwaukee attractions for adults, take a tour of some of Milwaukee’s historic breweries, and discover why people call this Wisconsin metropolis ‘the city that built beer.’

Join the summer fun in Milwaukee

Peak season for Milwaukee vacation rentals is in the summer. Milwaukee experiences four seasons with winter temperatures averaging in the 20s. In the spring and fall, temperatures can sometimes vary quite a bit from day to day. The summer is quite pleasant, with temperatures averaging in the 70s. To participate in all the outdoor activities the city has to offer, the earliest time to arrive is late spring. Milwaukee weather in May tends to be pleasant with highs in the 60s.

Milwaukee’s lake environment

The waters of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnikinic Rivers flow in Milwaukee Harbor before all pour into Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is 1 of the 5 Great Lakes, which all formed from retreating glaciers. The world’s largest freshwater system, the Great Lakes are something of a natural wonder. Milwaukee and Lake Michigan are home to a unique array of northern wildlife. In the winter, travelers may just spot a bald eagle soaring above the trees. Those interested in bird watching should hit the trails of the Milwaukee Audubon Nature Center to see an impressive number of species and hear the melodious song of the warbler.