Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area

Tips and Articles in Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area

See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no cause for disappointment: the United States has 95,000 miles of shoreline, including plenty of...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
See our slideshow of America’s Most Mysterious Places. “The very first night there we saw brilliant white and green lights that would respond to our laser signaling; they came from a steep side of the mountain, way too steep for climbers,” says R...
They call it Dudamania: Gustavo Dudamel, the 27-year-old Venezuelan conductor, shaggy-headed and exuberant, is leading performances that lift not only the audience but his musicians from their seats (go to YouTube to see “Mambo” with his Simón Bol...
We touched down in Japan the day Princess Sayako surrendered her throne to marry a commoner. The sacrifice she made for love was straight out of a fairy tale and cast a romantic glow over our four-day stay. Although I'd already made 16 trips to To...
See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food. “If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer proclaimed in a recent phone interview about stadium food, “they better be damn...
Milwaukee Milwaukee tops the nation in bars per capita—no coincidence that Miller Brewing Co. calls it home. And thanks to the Harley-Davidson factory in nearby suburban Wauwatosa, Milwaukee has its fringe element. But there's much more to the por...
"Riding a GPS-equipped bus in Barcelona," says Maxwell L. Anderson, director of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, "I got a hilarious glimpse of the future. If a bus driver needs a satellite to tell him where he is, there really are no lim...
At a farmhouse in suburban Milwaukee, the table is always set for Noëlie (Coward), Larry (Olivier), Helen (Hayes), and Katharine (Hepburn). Every year from the 1920's through the 1970's, the Broadway acting team of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne su...
Whenever I tell people where I grew up, the conversation inevitably turns to beer or the Fonz. Wisconsin's largest city has long suffered an image problem (think foam "cheesehead" hats), but these days Milwaukee mixes its sense of humor with a lit...
When I was growing up there, Milwaukee advertised itself as "a great place on a Great Lake." It made sense to tout the lovely shores of Lake Michigan, especially because Milwaukee had little else—no icon on the scale of the Golden Gate Bridge—to g...
With all due respect to my adopted state of California, where I’ve lived the past twenty-seven years, it’s my opinion that for every great course here, I can think of at least two in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, where I was born and raised. And ...
Let’s start by getting the clichés out of the way: the beer and the bratwurst, the cows and the cheese, the silos and all that snow. Everything you ever wanted to know about Wisconsin, rattled off in a few stereotypes. Sure, the phrases “America’s...
It may seem spooky to sleep in a haunted hotel, but there's no guarantee you'll actually see a ghost. Some are picky; some are shy; some stick to one room (which may not be yours). Others appear as nothing more than a chill or a flash of color. Bu...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...