Activities in Downtown Milwaukee

One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Drench Fitness Boutique (Up to 55% Off)

Drench Fitness Boutique

Drench Fitness

Trainers develop custom personal-training sessions to help exercisers achieve their fitness goals

$70 $35

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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10 or 20 Group Yoga or Gong Meditation Sessions at PRANA Wellness on Wells (Up to 51% Off)

PRANA Wellness on Wells

Milwaukee

Inside a calming studio, clients are physically and mentally empowered with strengthening yoga and introspective meditation sessions

$100 $49

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Ghost Hunters Live! with Jason Hawes & Steve Gonsalves on Friday, January 23, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Ghost Hunters" LIVE: Jason Hawes & Steve Gonsalves

Pabst Theater

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Experts from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters share stories, ghost-hunting techniques, and exclusive clips from their show

$38.86 $20

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$59 for 10 Hot Vinyasa Classes or Yoga Flow Classes at YamaYoga ($130 Value)

YamaYoga

Third Ward

Heated Vinyasa classes help boost flexibility and remove toxins through the sweat; Flow classes connect movements with breath

$130 $59

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10 or 20 Mat Classes, or Two or Four Private Reformer Classes at Flying Squirrel Pilates (Up to 65% Off)

Flying Squirrel Pilates

Milwaukee

Pilates instructors lead core-toning mat exercises; private Reformer sessions enhance balance and strength with custom workouts

$100 $39

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Two or Three Private Dance Lessons and Two Group Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 89% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$268 $30

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Bootcamp Classes at EMPOWERED Bootcamps & Fitness (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

EMPOWERED Boot camps & Fitness

Juneau Town

Motivating trainers help students get fit in boot camp classes that employ high-intensity intervals of resistance and cardio training

$305 $49

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at SPIRE Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

SPIRE Fitness

Milwaukee

Athletically focused yoga classes emphasize strong, fluid movements, healthy alignment, and muscular endurance; sequences vary by instructor

$95 $30

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$18 for $30 Worth of Wine, Small Plates, and Sandwiches at Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine-friendly small plates and starters such as shrimp cakes, cheese, and charcuterie display the symbiotic connection between wine and food

$30 $18

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$32 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Monkey Bar Gym ($225 Value)

Monkey Bar Gym

Third Ward

Certified trainers lead small-group boot camps with hands-on instruction

$225 $32

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Five Dance-Fitness Classes at A Bailar Milwaukee! (70% Off)

A Bailar Milwaukee!

Kilbourn Town

From the merchant: Afro-Latin movement combined with body sculpting choreography will help burn fat, tone muscle and build stamina.

$100 $30

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Midwinter Gaming Convention for 2, 4, or 6 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center on January 15–18 (Up to 53% Off)

Midwinter Gaming Convention

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Enjoy hours of live-action and tabletop roleplaying games, miniature war games, and a library of 1,400+ board games

$30 $15

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Beginners' Rock Climbing Class with Gear and Optional 10-Visit or Two-Month Pass at Milwaukee Turners (50% Off)

Milwaukee Turners

Kilbourn Town

26 ft. top ropes, two bouldering areas & tread wall send climbers to new heights during open gym or classes that teach safety & belaying

$58 $29

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$15 for $50 Worth of Pilates — SportBody Pilates + Physical Therapy

Sportbody Pilates + Physical Therapy

Milwaukee

Pilates equipment classes designed to reshape your body and improve strength and endurance; for all levels from beginners to advanced.

$50 $15

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Two or Four Private Pilates Lessons or Four Small-Group Equipment Classes at SportBody Pilates (Up to 71% Off)

SportBody Pilates

Milwaukee

Variety of mat and reformer classes for pupils of all ages

$100 $29

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Three or Five Personal Training Sessions at Concept 10 10 Milwaukee (Up to 71% Off)

Concept 10 10 Milwaukee

Concept 10 10

Personal trainers lead you through resistance exercises scientifically calibrated to build muscle quickly

$199 $59

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Ghost Tours for Two or Haunted Penthouse Stay from Hangman Tours (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Shaker's Cigar Bar

Milwaukee

Tour a purportedly supernatural bar housed in a former speakeasy and bordello dating back to 1894, or stay in the haunted penthouse

$55 $29

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear (40% Off)

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Avenues West

Be amazed at the well-kept rooms and artifacts filling this building, taking you back in time to see everyday life in the early 1900s

$10 $6

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One or Three Aerial Flow Playshops at ZenZen Yoga Arts (Up to 64% Off)

ZenZen Yoga Arts

Walker's Point

Participants work against gravity using silk hammocks to stretch deeper & lift from the floor during this two-hour-long aerial flow workshop

$35 $15

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Admission for Two or Four or a Family Membership to Jewish Museum Milwaukee (50% Off)

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Museum celebrates the history of Jewish people in Wisconsin through rotating engaging exhibits

$12 $6

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Airsoft with Optional Equipment Rental for Two or Four, or a 10-Rental Punch Card at Airsoft Jungle Club (Up to 55% Off)

Airsoft Jungle Club

Milwaukee

An indoor airsoft arena with wood buildings, hallways, and open spaces; referees monitor close-quarters battles

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Core Essence Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

Core Essence Yoga

Lower East Side

Yoga classes for students of all levels focus on flowing poses, sustained stretches, or stress-melting meditation

$75 $30

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Admission or Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum or Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

harles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Multiple Locations

Explore 2000 years of history at Charles Allis Art Museum or decorative arts and Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

$60 $30

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A Grand Avenue Christmas Admission and 10% Off at the Gift Shop for Two or Four at the Pabst Mansion (50% Off)

Pabst Mansion

Avenues West

Flemish Revival mansion dons its Christmas finery for a celebration of Christmas and the historic past of Pabst Brewing Company

$20 $11

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Passengers on the Iroquois, Vista King, and Voyageur cruise ships have passed under century-old raising bridges and laid eyes on history-rich chunks of Milwaukee skyline. However, they've also sat under squadrons of F-18s performing barrel rolls over Lake Michigan. Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to perform tours and charters on the lake, Jake Chianelli and his captains offer their passengers a unique perspective on the city's waterside events. They also partner with the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee by using their trained docents to lead history tours, which include facts and anecdotes from the arrival of the first fur traders up to modern day.

With kitchen facilities and a full bar on board, each of the three double-decked ships are equipped for tours as well as a range of corporate events, wedding-rehearsal dinners, and Moby Dick-themed improv shows. Climate-controlled lower decks give passengers shelter in all weather, and open upper decks house a stage space where local indie-rock bands play during a summer concert series.

101 W Michigan St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

From their vantage point inside the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel, diners at Kil@Wat can treat themselves to panoramic vistas of the city, including the bright lights of the neighboring Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Inside the kitchen, chefs use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to craft elegant meals fit for the awe-inspiring views. This focus on freshness and seasonality translates to a menu of upscale American comfort dishes such as pan-roasted whitefish from Lake Superior and braised short ribs with roasted garlic mash and wild mushroom jus. A staff pastry chef puts her own inventive twist on dessert, concocting delicacies such as peanut-butter-and-chocolate cheesecake with pretzel bark for an added crunch.

These gourmet morsels unite with the restaurant’s elegant décor to forge a luxurious, memorable dining experience. Vibrant chartreuse accents compliment orange suede chairs and crisp white tablecloths. Large light boxes cast a soft glow over people as they sip wine from the extensive list or pose as window washers to get in without a reservation.

100 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.

116 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee?s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to ?Rebuild at once!??and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater?s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.

116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

On Saturday, September 22, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett will gather local businesses, community leaders, and citizens between the two bridge houses of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. There, he will ceremonially raise its steel structure and announce a mission to revitalize the street. Following the ceremony, more than 20 motorboats and sailboats will surge down the river and under the bridge, each decked out in Milwaukee-themed decorations and bright colors. Near the bridge, Historical Society members will stage a reenactment of the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845 and initiate a game of tug of war across the street; on the bridge, meanwhile, trainers from Gold’s Gym will lead lightly sweating groups through yoga poses.

Visitors drink and dine to the sounds of live music and multicultural dance performances as well as the sights of a one-act play on two stages on the Riverwalk. They can browse local vendors at a craft market, explore permanent sculpture installations, and stroke their chins while gazing at art pieces in paint, photography, blown glass, and other media from more than 50 local artists at booths along both sides of the river. As the crowd mills about throughout the event, artists from the Plein Aire Painters’ Association make art live, painting the beautiful city skyline and buzzing groups of people. A complimentary water taxi runs between both Riverwalks throughout the day’s festivities.

161 W Wisconsin, LL300
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Until science allows customized breezes to play concertos through trees and tuned blades of grass, people must fetch their concertos from live musicians. Today's Groupon sings to the ears with premium orchestra-seat tickets to Ohlsson Plays Chopin by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for $20, a $57 value. In two performance dates at the stunning Uihlein Hall on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m., pianist Garrick Ohlsson will capture and tame Frédéric Chopin's famous Piano Concerto No. 2 and two other solo piano pieces in celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday.

700 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US