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Old 02-06-2010, 03:17 AM
 
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Yeah take or rent a car. Miller park is some distance from dowtown , not far , but not walking distance. I'm not sure why you'd choose milwaukee as a vacation spot though. We have a lot of festivals but not a lot of real tourist attractions at all.



Go to wisconsin dells if you wanna have some summer fun in wisconsin. There is so much cool stuff in the dells I can't list it all. But google wi dells and you'll be pleasently suprised.
I second that! Wisconsin Dells is definitely a place to visit as well. Good one!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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The town of WI Dells is the ultimate tourist trap. If someone was coming to WI for a short time only, I could not in good conciousness recommend that place.

The river tour is nice though as the scenery is quite cool.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Thank to everyone for their replies thus far. I can understand why so many people are suggesting having a car, as we could expand our search area and get to see a lot more during our visit.

We're only coming for a weekend with at most one extra day. Since two days will be travel days with only limited available time (flying in and flying back home) and one day will be all about Brewers baseball, that leaves us with only one full day for all of the other tourist stuff.

Factoring that in along with the expense of hotel parking (the hotel we're thinking of is pricey as far as parking is concerned), getting a rental car just doesn't appeal to us for this trip.

At this point it looks to us like we could definitely find enough to do for a short stay. We've found a bunch of things we like that are 1 to 1.5 miles away from our hotel. Miller Park of course is the exception at slightly more than 3 miles away, but there are always buses and taxis.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I would reccomend taking a boat cruise out on Lake Michigan on Milwaukee Boat Line. Dinner cruises or Booze crusies are available or daytime cruises are fun with live music.

If you like gambling then take in some action at Potawatomi Casino.

I would walk the river walk as well maybe a shop and dine and drink in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Their very nice restaurants on Milwaukee St between Wisconsin.Ave and Mason.St. I would walk Brady Street and also go for a walk out on the Pier at McKinley Marina for a very nice view at night. Bradford Beach is also a nice spot to take in some rays.

You could also take a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown as well.

You can do this without a car by taking local bus routes or cabs or the Milwaukee Trolley. Here are some links to help you.

OnMilwaukee.com - Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Potawatomi Bingo Casino—Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Boat Line

Milwaukee County Transit System

Here are my choices for hotels:

Hotel Metro | Downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin | Boutique Hotel

Pfister Hotel: Downtown Milwaukee Hotels

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts | MILWAUKEE | Hotel Overview

County Clare Irish Inn - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Good Luck!
Wow, lots of great links, variety, and information here! You were the first to give me hope that we could do this without a car. We're leaning towards staying at the Pfister.

Thanks for taking the time with your thoughtful reply.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm not sure why you'd choose milwaukee as a vacation spot though. We have a lot of festivals but not a lot of real tourist attractions at all.
Read my original post. We're baseball fanatics and The Brewers are one of our favorite teams. This was our initial selling point on Milwaukee.

A friend of ours takes several trips per year going all over the country to different cities and different ballparks because he simply loves Major League Baseball and wants to visit every park. He does it over small trips, taking in some of the local tourist attractions, and then returns home.

Basically we're stealing his idea. We're not coming in for two weeks, just a weekend. I don't see any harm in that.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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How old are you guys? That will also make a difference in what you like to do. A lot of what I would recommend has already been recommended. It also depends if you want to solely stay around Milwaukee, or venture to other areas of the state? Personally, I'm a typical sports guy in my early 30s who still likes Brewers/Bucks games, hangin downtown a bit, drives a Harly (but isn't a hell's angel or anything like that), and I would say that if I was visiting from out of town there is probably enough to do directly in Milwaukee for about 4 days.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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How old are you guys? That will also make a difference in what you like to do. A lot of what I would recommend has already been recommended. It also depends if you want to solely stay around Milwaukee, or venture to other areas of the state? Personally, I'm a typical sports guy in my early 30s who still likes Brewers/Bucks games, hangin downtown a bit, drives a Harly (but isn't a hell's angel or anything like that), and I would say that if I was visiting from out of town there is probably enough to do directly in Milwaukee for about 4 days.
We're also in our 30's and love sports (baseball above all). I think you nailed it for me, our preference would be to stay in Milwaukee for the duration.

Both of us are city people, not the rural type. The more I think about it, I don't expect us wanting to take any day trips from Milwaukee.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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The town of WI Dells is the ultimate tourist trap. If someone was coming to WI for a short time only, I could not in good conciousness recommend that place.

The river tour is nice though as the scenery is quite cool.
What's wrong with Wisconsin Dells?! /: \ I never heard anything negative about Wisconsin Dells other than the brisk cold which like all northern states applies all of Wisconsin. There is plenty to do in the Dells!

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with the Dells. But, the thread is about a couple spending a WEEKEND in MILWAUKEE. I think Milwaukee has enough to offer someone visiting for only a weekend, than advising them to visit places outside of the metro area.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with the Dells. But, the thread is about a couple spending a WEEKEND in MILWAUKEE. I think Milwaukee has enough to offer someone visiting for only a weekend, than advising them to visit places outside of the metro area.
I'm not asking you what's wrong with the Dells. I'm asking Ccjaidan what's wrong with the Dells because he's the one who made the critical statement about the Dells. That's why I quoted his statement about the Dells. You may think Milwaukee has enough to offer someone visiting here for a weekend and that's fine but user Onemansaves does not and he has a right to express that on this thread.

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