Top Attractions in Milwaukee
Explore and shop
RiverWalk This 3-mile area has evolved into a great place to grab a bite in a brewpub, admire the city's architecture and shop along the Milwaukee River (left). RiverWalk also cuts through Pere Marquette Park, which has summertime fireworks and weekly concerts.
Historic Third Ward A 12-square-block neighborhood of 1890s warehouses now holds boutiques, galleries, cafes and the Broadway Theatre Center. A highlight: Milwaukee Public Market, a collection of specialty food growers and shops selling goods and serving lunch and dinner. Read Midwest Living's review. (414) 273-1173; historicthirdward.org
Old World Third Street This former German community has restaurants, 19th-century storefronts and cobbled streets. Two highlights: Usinger's, a fourth-generation business selling 70 sausage varieties, and the Spice House, a purveyor of high-quality spices and herbs.