Discover the diverse assortment of things to do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from The Westin Milwaukee. Travelers to our hotel can enjoy a thriving arts scene, exceptional dining and a great location near Miller Park.
Arts & Culture
Milwaukee Art Museum encompasses an array of paintings, sculpture, prints, decorative arts and photographs in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
The biggest Broadway hits come to Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, one of the city's most entertaining things to do.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is Wisconsin’s largest professional performing arts company, performing over 100 concerts each season.
Milwaukee Ballet is a beloved city institution, producing honored classics and innovative new works. The Grammy Award-winning Florentine Opera Company is the oldest professional performing arts organization in the state.
You’ve met the beer that made Milwaukee famous, now meet the Milwaukee that makes the beer famous. Savor rich regional culinary traditions, farm-to-table fare, pub food, fine dining and more during your stay at our downtown hotel.
Drink & Dine in Milwaukee
One of the most delicious things to do in the city, the Milwaukee Food & City Tour takes you on a culinary adventure through Milwaukee's historic neighborhoods.
Sample delicious Bloody Marys in the Historic Third Ward or visit the one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops on the bohemian-leaning Brady Street.
The Milwaukee Public Market has been ranked by Frommer's as one of America's Best Public Markets, featuring an array of specialty food vendors.
See for yourself why Wisconsin is called "The Dairy State" and tour Clock Shadow Creamery, one of the only urban creameries in the country.
A short distance away from our hotel lies Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood, where travelers can visit Purple Door Ice Cream for unique, hand-crafted ice cream flavors such as strawberry sour cream, goat cheese, bacon, green tea and whiskey.
Heralded as the "City of Festivals," Milwaukee showcases its rich cultural and ethnic heritage with an assortment of celebrations throughout the year.
City of Festivals
The world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, takes Lake Michigan by storm at the end of June. This 11-day musical event is perennially popular thing to do in Milwaukee, showcasing bands on 10 permanent ground stages, plus a 23,000-seat amphitheater featuring a headliner acts.
The parade of world cultures begins with one of America’s largest Polish festivals, Polish Fest. Whether or not you’re of Polish descent, you’re sure to enjoy the festivities, including delectable Polish culinary specialties.
The Wisconsin State Fair is an 11-day extravaganza filled with family fun, fantastic musical entertainment and more whacky foods than anyone could imagine. Deep Fried Pretzel Crusted Brownies On-a-Stick, anyone?
Towards the end of the year, the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival transforms downtown Milwaukee into a sparkling winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights throughout the city. Visit city parks to see larger-than-life holiday displays, from a steam locomotive to Santa’s reindeer and more.