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Why Fly to Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, and one of the cultural seats of the Midwest. This metropolis is known as of the greatest industrial cities in America and is home to a number of iconic brands, including Harley Davidson. Milwaukee once held the reputation as the beer capital of the world and still claims a formidable number of breweries. In fact, the city is home to Miller Brewing, which offers visitors free tours and complimentary beer, soda and peanuts. Recently, Milwaukee has undergone a cultural renaissance, adding to its cityscape the beautiful Milwaukee Riverwalk. This downtown promenade is home to many cafes, brewpubs and public artworks. The city also boasts the internationally acclaimed Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World, a lakefront science museum that features interactive exhibits. As a hub for a couple major airlines, you can easily find cheap flights to Milwaukee throughout the year.
Which Airlines Fly to Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is served by the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). You can find direct flights from nearly 90 cities throughout the world to the General Mitchell International Airport. Travelers can often find discount airfare on AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines, both of which use the airport as a hub. Other airlines that provide nonstop service to Milwaukee include American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways.
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If you have trouble buying low-priced plane tickets to Milwaukee, search for airfare to Madison, which is only 74 miles away. You can also compare flights to Chicago, which is less than two hours away.
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Quick Travel Guide to Milwaukee
With more than 75 statutes and iconic architecture, much of which is being converted into condos and commercial spaces, Milwaukee is a wonderful place to sightsee. Head downtown near the lake and see some of the city's most iconic buildings, including City Hall and the Cathedral of St. John. Nearby, you'll find the two-mile long Milwaukee Riverwalk. Besides serving as home to some of the city's best restaurants and bars, the riverfront also hosts free live music events throughout the summer.
Head across the river to Kilbourntown, Milwaukee's entertainment hub. Here you'll find the 4,100-seat Milwaukee Theatre; the Bradley Center, home to the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team; and the Frontier Airlines Center, the city's main convention center. Shoppers can explore Grand Avenue Mall, which houses a number of specialty stores and restaurants. During the winter, local businesses dress up the mall's north-side windows with elaborate holiday-themed decor.
Milwaukee also has a world-renowned park system, designed in part by the legendary Frederick Law Olmstead, the architect behind New York's Central Park. On a warm summer day, travel east to Bradford Beach where you can enjoy picturesque views of Lake Michigan while working on your tan. Travel just north of the sand to Lake Park. Besides the lush local vegetation, this 138-acre park claims several historical sites, including the North Point Lighthouse.
If you want to experience one of Milwaukee's most vibrant neighborhoods, head to the Historic Third Ward. Shop at the Milwaukee Public Market, an indoor market that sells local produce, meats, cheeses, fish, candies and flowers. The neighborhood is also home to the city's best boutiques, independent art galleries and theatre companies.