Milwaukee maintains ties to its German heritage (beers and brats, anyone?) while celebrating the present at an iconic art museum and fantastic festivals along Lake Michigan: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/wisconsin/milwaukee/weekend-getaway-to-milwaukee/ #milwaukee #wisconsin #travel #midwest
Milwaukee Public Market on Water Street. nice, small (mostly food, fresh, drink and dine) shopping experience downtown. Slightly highfalutin -but high quality for sure. Best Italian Sausage I've ever had, from "Nehrings market"