We should get it right out in the open that Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a city of beer. In fact, its nicknames include "Brew City" and "Beertown." So while you are here, visit a few of the city's amazing breweries and get a free sample. Milwaukee offers more than beer though—this is also a city of festivals, shopping, art, and education. As soon as you step off the plane, you will notice the friendly, energetic residents—and the plethora of things to do. With endless parks to frolic in and plenty of restaurants where you can then satisfy your hungry stomach, Milwaukee is a feast for the senses. And Travelocity’s flight deals to Milwaukee are here to let you devour all there is to do.
Transportation from MKE
Flights to Milwaukee will land at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), about 9 miles from the city center. Getting to your hotel is a snap with hotel shuttle buses, taxi service, and public transportation. The public transportation is very good and reasonablypriced, while a rental car will give you more independence. After all, in the usual, laissez faire style of the Midwest, the city is sprawling and there are many places to go. Renting a car from one of the conveniently located stations in the airport is an excellent option to be sure you see it all. For the best car selection and pricing, make a reservation when you book your Milwaukee airfare here on Travelocity. Then get behind the wheel, roll those windows down, and feel the cool lake breeze in your hair as you head toward adventure.
Hotels in Milwaukee
You are most likely aware of that popular saying “The grass is always greener…” Well, here in Milwaukee, the saying ends with “on the other side of the river.” The appropriately named East Town and Westown are two of the most popular places to stay, and they lie directly across the Milwaukee River from one another. But don’t worry, traveler: the grass is very green on both sides.
East Town is the perfect region for lovers of all things sensory and aesthetic. Admire the glistening chandelier of the historic Pabst Theater, enjoy a play at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, or let dancers and singers whisk you into imaginary lands at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. After all that excitement, you’ll be glad for a place to rest your head at one of these hotels:
- InterContinental Milwaukee
- The Pfister Hotel
In Westown, connoisseurs of culture can stroll to the Milwaukee Public Museum to take in three floors of natural history—and let winged beauties alight on their shoulders in the butterfly garden. If you prefer a rowdier revelry, the BMO Harris Bradley Sports Center can satisfy your urge for basketball and hockey. And these hotels can satisfy your urge for luxurious linens and top amenities:
- Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
- Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Things to Do Near MKE
We may have covered beer, sports, and the other standard bearers of Wisconsin-style festivities, but this state is full of surprises, starting right when you disembark your Milwaukee flight. Whether you have a long layover or are just yearning to get out there and start your vacation, try these on for size:
- Mitchell Gallery of Flight is actually located right in the airport, so even travelers with short layovers can enjoy this interesting museum with exhibits featuring real combat pilot gear, newspaper articles, and photos about fighter ace Major Dick Bong, an American hero. Known worldwide, this true legend even has a bridge in Australia named after him.
- Howell Avenue and Layton Avenue are also just outside the sliding doors of your terminal, and they are awash with restaurants where you can sate your appetite for hearty Midwestern cuisine. From live music at the Packing House to classic American comfort food with an aviation theme, there is no shortage of options for hungry travellers with Milwaukee plane tickets.
It's Time to Meet Milwaukee
Do not let the nicknames fool you: Milwaukee is much more than beer. This Great Lakes city has delicious food and riveting artistic performances around every corner—plus plenty of amiable locals to point the way. Like those locals, Travelocity can point the way to the cheapest flights to Milwaukee on the web, so you can easily save time and money. We’ll cheers to that.