Fly to the World’s Largest Music Festival: Summerfest 2019
Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to plan some fun getaways. If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind, socialize, and catch amazing live music, be sure to add Summerfest to the top of this year’s summer bucket list.
Music lovers around the world have been gathering in Milwaukee for Summerfest for over 50 years. This year’s festival takes place June 26-30th and July 2-7, and features world-class acts like Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, and Ozzy Osbourne.
The festival got its start as a small local fest with stages in various locations throughout the city. Once the original owners of the land, the U.S. Army sold their lakefront land to the city. The promoters of Summerfest were then able to acquire the land for a whopping $1 a year.
The fun doesn’t stop at the music, either. Milwaukee has plenty of food, fun, and sights to see in between concerts. Grab your tickets now, then map out all the best places to eat, stay, and explore.
Where to Stay in Milwaukee
Aloft Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
Aloft Hotel Milwaukee Downtown gives you a relaxing place to end your music-filled festival days.
Aloft has all the amenities you could ask for on your trip to Milwaukee, like a 24-hour fitness center, gorgeous indoor pool, and high class lounge complete with pool tables.
The high ceilings, 9-foot windows, and chic modern design complete the experience.
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Downtown Milwaukee
Booking a stay in one of the specialty suites at Kimpton Journeyman Hotel might just become a highlight of your trip.
One-bedroom suites are 475 square feet and come with a bedroom, living room, and a luxurious soaking tub.
Looking to go even bigger? Try out the penthouse suite, which is 911 feet and comes with all the same amenities as the one bedroom suites, in addition to corner views of the Historic Third Ward along with luxury Atelier Bloom amenities.
You won’t have to go far for quality food and drink either, as the hotel hosts a rooftop bar and restaurant with private dining options.
Iron Horse Hotel Milwaukee
With its art deco vibe, convenient location, 24-hour fitness center and three restaurant choices, it’s no wonder The Iron Horse is a popular choice for staying in Milwaukee.
Have music festival fun without the music festival scent thanks to Iron Horse’s dry cleaning and laundry services.
Need to catch up on some work? Enjoy peace and quiet with high speed Wi-Fi in the 24-hour business center.
What to See in Milwaukee
The Pabst Mansion was built in 1890 and owned by Captain Fredrick and Maria Pabst, the family who owned the infamous Pabst Blue Ribbon brewing company.
The Pabsts were known for collecting fine treasures and hosting lavish parties — everything from weddings to birthdays to funerals.
In 1975, the house was saved from demolition and turned into a gorgeous museum where you can get in touch with not only the history of Pabst brewing, but the unique architecture of mansions from the 1800’s.
Chances are after all the wonderful music of Summerfest you’ll want a place to unwind. That’s where Lake Park comes in.
Lake Park has been a go-to in Milwaukee since 1889. It contains acres and acres of wildlife, beautifully crafted bridges, landmarks, and a stunning view of Lake Michigan.
While nature walks are ideal here, they’re not the only activity available. Drop by for a few tennis matches or some croquet.
North Point Lighthouse
North Point Lighthouse is celebrating its 130th year since its erection in 1851. At the time of construction, it was the highest beacon on the Great Lakes.
Since then, generation after generation has added its own special touch to it, making it the one-of-a-kind museum it is today.
Don’t forget to snag some souvenirs for your friends at their adorable gift shop.
What to Eat in Milwaukee
Get an authentic Lake Michigan dining experience by enjoying seafood on a dock at Sail Loft.
Try out some of their daily and nightly specials curated by a top-notch culinary team.
Whether you’re a good ol’ crawfish lover or would rather dig into a chimichurri strip steak, you’re guaranteed to leave full and satisfied.
The Purple Door
What’s summer vacation without trying out some of the best ice cream flavors you can find?
Purple Door in Milwaukee has almost 200 creamy, delectable flavors to choose from.
Looking to try something unique? Test out the absinthe ice cream, or maybe the Garam Masala. Enjoy the simplicity of the classics? Go for a scoop of chocolate pecan or mint chip.
Who doesn’t love a hearty Italian meal? Zarletti offers delicious plates of all your lifetime favorites like ravioli and spaghetti along with jaw dropping entrees like the Agnello alla Griglia: New Zealand rack of lamb that has been char-grilled and deliciously marinated, glazed with balsamic.
How to Get There
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