Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Milwaukee North Shore
At this family-friendly hotel, you’re less than a mile from the shores of Lake Michigan, and just a 5 minute drive to Bayshore Town Center shopping mall and 15 minutes from the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Before and after you head out, you can fuel up at the onsite sports bar and restaurant, or kick it at the indoor pool.
- Onsite sports bar and dining: Indulge in the breakfast buffet in the morning at Zambonie’s (additional fee applies), and then return in the evening to sip drinks and watch sporting events on nearly a dozen big-screen TVs.
- Swim year-round in the hotel’s indoor pool, which is in an atrium, where natural light pours in through windows overhead as you swim laps.
- Comfy double rooms feature flat-screen cable TVs and complimentary WiFi access.
- Nearby attractions: Cardinal Stritch University, Marquette University, and Bayshore Mall.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Art, Breweries, and Motorcycles Along Lake Michigan
About 10 miles south of the hotel, the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum sits right on the lake and borders the Milwaukee River. More than 20,000 works line the walls here, ranging from antique pieces to contemporary art, including a large collection of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings. Just south down the street, a river walk snakes through the Historic Third Ward, where galleries, boutiques, and up-and-coming restaurants fill the space left from century-old warehouses.
Milwaukee has been synonymous with beer brewing since the mid-19th century, when Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz dominated the landscape. Several microbreweries also call Milwaukee home: At Lakefront Brewery , you can sip four 6-ounce samples of freshly brewed beer while taking a lighthearted guided tour of the facility. Popular Lakefront beverages range from the amber, Vienna-style lager Riverwest Stein to its award-winning gluten-free beer, New Grist.
The Harley-Davidson Museum is positioned on a 20-acre campus, comprising three buildings that chronicle the iconic motorcycle’s evolution and its culture. More than 450 motorcycles and thousands of artifacts make up the displays, including a collection of engines and the oldest-known Harley in existence. Visitors can peek into the design lab, featuring several early prototypes and sketches. The experience gallery lets guests climb aboard real motorcycles and test out the season’s most adorable skull bandannas.