Fall in love in Milwaukee. Believe it or not, Milwaukee can be a very romantic getaway destination. From a relaxing and intimate stay at a B&B such as the Brumder Mansion to taking in some culture and visiting one of the many museums in the area, there is plenty to do and much to experience. There are many fine dining establishments to kindle the romance, but if your tastes run more towards a romantic picnic, Milwaukee boasts a beautiful lake-shore experience on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.
When taking a walk about the city, there are many romantic points of interest and things to do, such as strolling along the river-walk on foot or by kayak or taking advantage of the boat tours that are offered. Throughout the spring and summer months, there are concerts in the parks and many festivals to enjoy with your loved one.
Points Of Interest
The Brumder Mansion B&B
There are many places to stay in Milwaukee when visiting, however one of Milwaukee’s jewels is the Brumder Mansion on W. Wisconsin Avenue. This is definitely one of Milwaukee’s most romantic inns. It features historic charm with modern amenities, such as its jacuzzi hot tubs. It not only leaves a person feeling relaxed and welcome, but offers the opportunity to take in a local play in the basement theater.
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Milwaukee Riverwalk and Lake-shore
One of the more romantic aspects of Milwaukee is its waterfront. It has many rivers that run through the city as well as ample space on the shore of Lake Michigan. The lake-front offers many opportunities to peacefully watch the tide roll in or to soak up the sun on the sandy beaches. It also boasts an area for flying kites and a frozen custard stand or two.
If you decide to walk hand in hand down the river-walk, be sure to keep an eye out for the Bronze Fonz statue. You can rent kayaks to go boating on the river as well as take one of the boat tours offered.
Beyond the boat tours of the river in Milwaukee, offered by Riverwalk Boat Tours and Edelweiss Cruises and Boat Tours, there are many breweries that offer tours of their facilities. Among some of the better tours offered are the Lakefront Brewery tour and the Miller Beer tour. The Lakefront Brewery is just the right size of brewery to visit without losing its personal touch. The food and beer tasting are well worth the visit. The Miller Beer Tour is a unique experience where “you will experience over 160 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist.” The tour includes the wandering about the brewery including the Miller cave and ends with an ice cold beer that can be enjoyed with your sweetheart in the seasonal outdoor beer garden.
For the couple that prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there are many historic sites to see in Milwaukee that also offer tours. A few of these places include the Pabst Mansion and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block. There is also a tour company that offers a historic tour of Milwaukee, focusing on many of the historic sites and houses to see in the area.
The Arts in Milwaukee
The arts are alive and well in Milwaukee. From large, historic theaters like the Pabst Theater, where you can see concerts and plays to small intimate theaters like the Brumder Mansion, Milwaukee has a lot to offer. Some theaters of note in the area are the Milwaukee Repertory, Marcus performing Arts Center, the Riverside Theatre and for concert going couples, The Rave / Eagles Club. These theatres offer many great opportunities to take in a play, comedy show, musical or even a concert. If theatre isn’t your speed as a couple, try out the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Beyond the theaters in Milwaukee, there are many museums of note as well, such as the Milwaukee Arts Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
If your tastes run more towards nature, visit the Milwaukee County Zoo and take your love for a walk on the wild side. If the zoo is not enough, be sure to visit Milwaukee during the warm seasons and take in one of the many festivals and outdoor concerts in the area. Some festivals of note include: Summerfest, Irishfest, Germanfest, Festa Italiena, Polishfest, and the Indian Summer festival. You can find out more information about these festivals at milwaukeeworldfestival.com.
Milwaukee also boasts a very nice baseball stadium and is home to the Brewer’s baseball team. Milwaukee also has the Fiserv Forum that hosts various sports events throughout the year. It is the perfect city to visit, catch a game and make memories with your loved one on your special day.
A few great places to have a unique date experience in Milwaukee include touring the Pabst Mansion, renting sailboats to sail on Lake Michigan, and viewing a Frank Lloyd Wright historic site.