Things to Do in Downtown Milwaukee

Discover why locals call Milwaukee the City of Festivals. Stroll through Cathedral Square, an urban park featuring summer jazz concerts and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony during the holidays. Making your way toward Lake Michigan, you'll run into East Town, a popular cultural hub for top festivals like Bastille Days, the Lakefront Festival of Art, and Firkin Fest.

Our hotel places you in the middle of dynamic dining experience, fun activities, and rich culture. Experience the eclectic offerings Milwaukee has to offer, from uniquely curated art to scenic views of the lakefront, museums, and more.

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Historic Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward is a creative hub for performing arts, studio spaces, patio dining, and indie boutiques. Popular venues include the Broadway Theater Center, Milwaukee Public Market, and Henry Maier Festival Park.

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Fiserv Forum

Home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles, the 17,341- seat Fiserv Forum is a multi-purpose arena for sporting events, concerts, and other events including Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, and the Harlem Globetrotters. 

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Marquette University

Less than a mile away from our downtown Milwaukee hotel, this private university offers more than 80 majors in a variety of studies, including healthcare, business, and law. Stop by and see Iggy, the official golden eagle mascot. 

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Milwaukee Street

Many of Milwaukee’s most popular attractions are found near Milwaukee Street in East Town, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, and Restaurant Row. Spend a family-friendly day at the beach or at the different museums, then experience the nightlife at the bars and restaurants.

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Old World Third Street

Take an exciting culinary trip without leaving the city by making your way to Old World Third Street along the Milwaukee River. This cultural hotspot is best known as the city’s hub of traditional German food and pubs.

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