Just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the town of Oak Creek. With miles of scenic parkway along the eponymous Oak Creek, this is an ideal destination for those who are looking to lose themselves—or perhaps find themselves—amid the Midwest's natural bounty. Book your stay in one of the hotels in Oak Creek, WI and bring along your fishing rod... Panfish are abundant in the local ponds!
After you've checked in to one of the hotels near Oak Creek, WI make your way over to one of the access points of the Oak Leaf Trail, which covers around 115 miles throughout the city of Milwaukee and around its nearby regions. Whether you're on foot or pedaling a bicycle, following the trail's twists and turns will afford you the opportunity to enjoy the local scenery, exchange pleasantries with residents, and perhaps even glimpse a shy coyote. Birds ranging from cedar waxwings to indigo buntings are endemic, so pack your binoculars if you want to get a closer look. There's no need to rush back to Oak Creek hotels or plan any particular destination as you explore the trail network. As Henry Miller once said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Focus on the world around you, from the leaves stirring in the canopy to the smiles of passersby. There are deep truths present in everyday things if you just look at them from the right perspective.
Since you're already so close, why not book a stay in one of the cheap hotels in Milwaukee and see what Brew City has to offer before you mosey back on home? Don't second guess it: just get in one of the rental cars in Oak Creek and go, and let Travelocity help you with the logistics. After all, like Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Do your future self a favor and let them know how the adventure ended.