7 Fun Things to Do during Spring Break in Milwaukee

Are you planning a staycation in Milwaukee this spring? If your travel plans have been unexpectedly cancelled or you are planning to stay closer to home this Spring Break, we have some ideas to keep it fun!

Just Breathe

Regardless of the season, Milwaukee offers great urban hiking options in downtown Milwaukee. Check out Seven Bridges, Grant Park, Urban Ecology Center and Hawthorne Glen to enjoy a breath of fresh air this spring.

Is the weather unpredictable this spring? Head indoors to soak up the warmth of the Puelicher Butterfly Vivarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum, or head over to The Mitchell Park Domes to bask in the sun through the 2,200 triangular panes of glass.

There are so many fantastic roadtrip options within one hour of downtown Milwaukee. One of our favorite destinations is located just one-hour north, Sheboygan, WI. Not only is the boardwalk at Kohler Andre State Park stunning, but you might see some fresh-water surfers. Unless we have an early warm up this season, skip the outdoor picnic lunch in lieu of a stop at Stefano Viglietti’s Il Ritrovo for lunch or dinner. It is possibly the most authentic Italian VPN pizza in the state of Wisconsin and a stop here will transport you to Italy without the hassle of a passport or jet lag. If you are looking for a more upscale stop, simply venture across the street to Trattoria Stefano for an even more intimate experience.

Be a Tourist in your own Town

You may be a Milwaukeean, but have you ever…

Made your own cheesehead at The Original Cheesehead Factory?
Watched cheese curds be made at the only urban cheese factory in the state?
Searched for a favorite at the new Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum?
Taken a class at Bay View Printing?

Find that “new-to-you” spot in Milwaukee this spring!

Discover a New Favorite Food Stop

We frequently hear from local Milwaukeeans on our tour, “I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never been here before!” Allow us to help you discover Milwaukee’s hidden gems on one of our bus food tours each complete with transportation, food and narrated fun.

One of our spring favorites is our Tacos & Tequila Bus Tour! Join us as we showcase 4 of our favorite hidden gems of Milwaukee’s Latin Quarter. This diverse and vibrant community has so much to offer, including some of our favorite foods and beverages that add up to a complete meal.

Day Drinking

Just because you aren’t going to a sandy beach doesn’t mean you have to skip sipping a Mai Tai! We frequently include a sunshine break in our custom tours with a stop at NorthSouth Club, Milwaukee’s new tropical-destination-meets-Up-North bar. Stop there to play a rousing round of Shuffleboard while sipping a MIL Tai (Milwaukee’s Mai Tai)!

Milwaukee may have built a strong foundation thanks to four breweries that made the city famous, but today we are home to more than 20 craft breweries and distilleries in downtown Milwaukee. Spend a day touring Milwaukee breweries on your own, or go on any of these brewery or bar tours in Milwaukee. One of our favorites is the Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour where we not only visit some dive bars, but enjoy beers, nosh on salami, olives and cheese, Milwaukee Pretzels Company pretzels and even throw some strikes on a historic bowling alley.

A Wisconsin old fashioned takes center stage at a stop on the Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour offered by Milwaukee Food & City Tours.

Catch a Game

If you are looking to heat things up, there is no place in the country as hot as the floor of Fiserv Forum. Head to the Deer District to grab dinner or a beer, and then head next door to watch the Milwaukee Bucks continue their playoff run.

Custard, anyone?

Seriously, it’s never too hot or too cold in Milwaukee for custard. Stop over at some of our favorites, or plan ahead and book your tickets for the Burger & Custard Capital of the World tour offered this summer!

Embrace It!

If you’re a born and raised Milwaukeean, you know that springtime can mean one of four seasons. In case this spring leans more winter, embrace it with a visit to one of many local ski hills, sledding hills in Milwaukee, or ice skating at Red Arrow Park.