Five Reasons Why TURNER ❤️ Milwaukee
TURNER is thrilled to be representing VISIT Milwaukee, the award-winning convention & visitors bureau. Milwaukee is a place where unique unites, creating a destination that’s filled with surprise and delight throughout its thriving neighborhoods.
Did you know? Milwaukee is one of the top 10 most diverse large cities in the U.S. — and its welcoming communities are ripe for discovery. Bronzeville, the vibrant heart of Milwaukee’s African American community, is now the center of major redevelopment efforts, including the acclaimed/newly reopened America’s Black Holocaust Museum, a one-of-a-kind historical and memorial museum. The word is getting out, too: Bronzeville was named by the New York Times as one of 52 places that changed the world. For a deep dive into this vibrant neighborhood, attend the Bronzeville Week festival, held every August — a celebration of African American culture, history, art, commerce, and entertainment.
The beer flows freely in Milwaukee — it’s right there in the destination’s “Brew City” nickname. And with big names (Pabst, Miller, Schlitz, and Blatz) and small (Third Space, Lakefront, Black Husky and Good City) making their homes here, any suds aficionado will love MKE. Beer is a social pursuit in the city, too, with multiple beer gardens fostering new friendships in the fresh air. Keep an eye out: during the summer, Traveling Beer Garden tours transform parks into temporary beer gardens, with restored fire trucks serving up craft brews and more.
The Cuisine Scene
Beer is just the beginning of Milwaukee’s food & drink scene, however. The city’s rich cultural diversity means that a visit to Milwaukee is like visiting several different countries all at once, including authentic Middle Eastern eats, traditional Peruvian treats, daring Asian fusion, and classic Mexican favorites. The city is always pushing forward. And be sure to save room for dessert: from impeccably made French pastries to the best frozen custard you’ve ever tasted, your sweet tooth will be satisfied in Milwaukee.
The Urban Outdoor Adventure
Where else can you kayak between skyscrapers, stroll through tropical trails, or bike along a Great Lake…all in the same day? In Milwaukee, rivers, green spaces and beaches are just as important as tall buildings, making it one of the best cities for outdoor adventure. Names as one of Travel Channel’s top 11 city beaches, Bradford Beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and people watching. The six-mile Lakefront Trail is the perfect two-wheel adventure for the whole family. Relax in style aboard a sailing yacht, cruising past the world-famous architecture of Calatrava’s Burke Brise Soleil at the Art Museum and the Northwestern Mutual building, a new MKE skyline icon.
The Best Fests In The World
Milwaukee loves to celebrate. Virtually every weekend throughout the year, you’ll find the city’s residents gathering to share culture, food, music, art and more during fun and welcoming festivals. From the gargantuan Summerfest (the largest music festival in the world) to the laid-back sounds of Jazz in the Park, from the delectable smells of Food Truck Fest to the eclectic stylings of Weird Fest, there’s truly a fest for everyone in Milwaukee. The city’s diverse spirit is on full display during these events, whether you’re honoring the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States during Juneteenth or discovering Chinese culture at the Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival.