Good Morning America’s Gabe Saglie did a nice write-up on our city. It has some great ideas for afternoon summer activities. Here are a few of the highlights. It’s always cool to see Milwaukee in the spotlight.
Skip the Mall, Shop Antique You’ll find a neat diversity of shopping options sprinkled throughout Milwaukee. But the antiquing here has put this town on the radar of many a collector. Hoarder’s World, in the Historic Third Ward, gets high marks for its three-story display of vintage fare, from Victorian furniture to records. Tip Top Atomic Shop will dress you up with styles from the 40s, 50s and 60s. And Antiques on Second is a destination all its own, with dozens of dealers spread across 40,000-square feet.
Skip the Museum, Go For a Walk To be clear: we love the museum and art gallery scene in Milwaukee. But any chance to combine culture with an afternoon stroll is a cool experience in our book. When you make your way down the RiverWalk -– a two-mile path that leads you to some of the best eateries and shops in the city – you’re walking through an outdoor art gallery.
RiverSculpture features about 20 sculptures – some are permanent displays while many are periodically changed. Artists include some of Milwaukee’s best along with talent from throughout the country.
After the Brewery Tour, Check Out the Other Brew If you’re a Milwaukee first-timer, brewery tours are a great way to begin to appreciate the brewing prowess that has always thrived in Milwaukee. Consider Milwaukee Brewing Company, Sprecher Brewing Company or Lakefront Brewery, or take the tour-by-boat from RiverWalk Boat Tours & Rentals.
But there’s another local brew worth investigating here. The local coffee scene is well established, with players like Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company, a micro roaster with two locations that boasts some pretty snazzy barista equipment and a selection of specialty beans from farms in Ecuador, Ethiopia and Costa Rica. At Stone Creek Coffee Factory guests can tour the factory every Sunday at noon. Also follow your love for caffeine to Colectivo Coffee and Valentine Coffee Roasters.