It’s almost 414 Day, the best day of the year to celebrate my favorite hometown and yours – Milwaukee! This year is even better as it’s the home opener for the Brewers’ next winning season. We hope you’re getting down to Miller Park (sorry, not sorry) or finding another traditional Harley/beer/cheese curd way to celebrate. If work keeps you from a tailgate or you’re looking for something outside the norm, here are our favorite ways to honor the city that we all love.
Visit A Museum
“There are so many cool museums in the city! My family loves Discovery World and the Art Museum, but we’ll always make the Milwaukee Public Museum our first stop. While we love our traditional exhibits, we can’t wait to see what their new facility has in store.” -Sara B.
Grab A Hot Beverage and People Watch
Ryan loves hitting up Vennture when he needs to put his head down and get some work done. Brooke loves treating herself at Collectivo after a walk by the lake. Either place is bound to serve up epic people watching when you take a break. Milverine, anyone??
Enjoy the Music Made By Next Gen Artists
Ready to have your socks knocked off? Then take in one of the concerts by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Our gal Sarah S. has a daughter in the program so we know first-hand how hard these young people work and my lamb, the music!!
Go to Book Heaven
If you ever find yourself on the eastside with an extra 20 minutes or $20, you MUST visit Boswell Books. As Sarah K. says, this is the most perfect place to get lost. Wander the shelves (be on the lookout for the secret discount shelf!) and pile your stack high. Sure, your TBR pile at home is already teeteringly tall, but c’mon, there’s no such thing as too many BOOKS!
Get Miles Away From It All
We are so fortunate to have all these beautiful parks in Milwaukee. So many places to play sports, splash in a pool, or just enjoy a picnic. Maggie’s favorite way to enjoy these parks is to find the not-so-secret paths. If you listen hard, you might hear street traffic, but these paths are usually so secluded, it’s easy to pretend you are in the middle of nowhere. Check out what she’s talking about by going down the stairs by the beer garden at Estabrook Park or follow the path behind the pool at Hoyt Park.
Now tell us – what’s your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?