The Oak Leaf Trail is a “Must-See” for Your Spring Vacation in Milwaukee

One of the most beloved natural features in all of Milwaukee is the gorgeous Oak Leaf Trail.  With spring quickly approaching and more time spent outdoors, we want to brag just a little about this lovely adventure that we just can’t recommend enough!  For guests of Kinn Guesthouse, we actually have access points to the trail right here in the neighborhood. So, there’s just no excuse to miss out! The mostly asphalt trail spans more than 120 miles, as it winds its way all throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area and along the shores of Lake Michigan giving trail-goers stunning views of both nature and the cityscape.  It’s the ideal place to let your inner shutterbug out, especially around sunset! Of course, it’s an excellent adventure for enthusiasts of all sorts to explore, as it takes you to some of the most visited and well-known places in the city.  Some of [...]

By |2019-03-24T14:20:37+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Milwaukee Will Host the Democratic National Convention in 2020

It's very likely that you've already heard the news, but in case you missed it, we are very excited to say that Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. There are so many positive things that come along with that, not the least of which is that it showcases our position as a swing state and solidifies our position as a fantastic tourist destination. To say that this is going to be a boon for our local economy would be an understatement. The convention is expected to bring tens of thousands of new visitors to Milwaukee, along with an estimated "hundreds of thousands" of tourism dollars. We can expect to see a lot of growth in our area as a result - both in the time leading up to the convention and following. Here at Kinn Guesthouse, we are eagerly looking forward to participating in this city-wide effort to [...]

By |2019-03-17T14:22:49+00:00March 15th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Tips for Creating Your Own Milwaukee Travel Guide

When it comes to planning a trip and traveling to new places, the process can be overwhelming at times.  Certainly, you want to know a little about the town, how to get around, what you might like to do, where you should stay, etc.  But, don’t let yourself get bogged down by every last little detail. Planning a trip comes in stages, so just take it one step at a time, and don’t be afraid to just go with the flow. If you happen to be someone who simply can’t hit the road without putting together some kind of concrete plan, we’ve got some helpful tips for planning your own personal travel guide.  So, as you look forward to your next trip (and we do recommend adding Bay View to your list!), here are some considerations for each step of the planning process: Conceptualize – Before you even start thinking [...]

By |2019-03-10T16:19:20+00:00March 8th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Visit Milwaukee: Free Activities and Entertainment Around Town

One of the many reasons we love living in Bay View and the greater Milwaukee area is that it’s completely chock-full of world-class activities, exciting places to see, and unique events.  And, the best part is that you can explore all that the city has to offer without even spending a dime! Here’s a look at just a few things you can do in and around Milwaukee absolutely free:   Milwaukee Art Museum – Housed in the gorgeous Santiago Calatrava building, you simply can’t go wrong with a day spent enjoying the wonders of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  It contains more than 25,000 works of art, from American decorative arts, to German Expressionist prints and paintings, to folk and Haitian art, and so much more.  Admission is free for all on the first Thursday of each month. Explore the Milwaukee Central Library – Built from Bedford limestone in the style of [...]

By |2019-03-02T18:48:09+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Fun Facts Every Milwaukee Traveler Should Know

Bay View - and the greater Milwaukee, in general - is a wonderful city that we locals are very proud to call home.  It’s an eclectic place that’s full of life, adventure, entertainment, and plenty of quirks. There’s so much we want to share with the Milwaukee travelers visiting our little corner of the world for the first time, but in this post, we’re simply going to let you in on a few native secrets to help you better understand and enjoy your stay.  So, here are a few fun facts, just so you know! Milwaukee Slang Milwaukee is a big city, and like any established metropolitan area, it’s developed its own unique language and terminology.  Some of our slang is even known to make visitors do a double take, as they try to decipher the hidden meaning. So, we’re going to break down some of the more common terms [...]

By |2019-02-23T22:27:03+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

5 Must-Try Activities When You Travel to Milwaukee with a Group

Are you planing to travel to Milwaukee with a group? Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, co-workers, or guests for a special event, there’s no better way to bond with one another than to get out and try something new.  Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, as Milwaukee is filled with all sorts of exciting group-centered activities that are sure to set you up with fun, laughs, and stories for years to come.  So, let’s take a look at just a few of these must-try activities: Bounce Milwaukee Whether you’re hosting a group of kids or a group of adults looking to act like kids, Bounce Milwaukee is the ultimate bonding experience!  From laser tag, rock climbing, ax throwing, inflatable sports arenas, and so much more, it’s a great way to bring people together and promote team building.  In addition to Bounce’s attractions, guests have access to a wide [...]

By |2019-02-16T17:27:30+00:00February 16th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Three Valentine’s Day Date Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss

It already feels like 2019 is flying by, and as hard as it may be for us to believe, Valentine's Day week is already here! If you've chosen Milwaukee as the destination for celebrating the sweetest day of the year, you're in luck. There is so much to see and do in our city, and your sweetheart is sure to be impressed! If you're feeling stumped, though, don't fret. We have a few Valentine's date night ideas to get you started. Milwaukee Valentine's Day Events 2019 Hearts Under Glass What could be more romantic than a moonlit stroll with your favorite person? If that sounds enticing, head over to Mitchell Domes and enjoy meandering through the moonlit Desert Dome, Tropical Dome, or take in the dazzling light show in the Show Dome. Also available for purchase are cocktails, small plates, and desserts. Get the details here. Romancing the Stars Treat yourself and your [...]

By |2019-02-10T15:38:50+00:00February 8th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Burnheart’s Mitten Fest 2019

As we all huddle for warmth inside in this extreme winter weather, there is finally a bright light on the horizon!  That’s right, the seventh annual Burnhearts Mitten Fest is this weekend, right here in Bay View, and we couldn’t be more excited!   This Saturday, parts of Logan and Potter avenues will be closed to host this most beloved community festival from noon until 8 p.m.  It’s everyone’s favorite break-out from the cruel, winter cold (though don’t be fooled; it will still be cold!), and a chance to get outdoors to celebrate with your family, friends, and neighbors.  There will be live music, food from Iron Grate, Lumpia City, Fox Fire, Drift, Honeypie, and more, as well as all kinds of drinks and craft beer, including rare and limited beers from Central Waters and Founders, Vander Mill’s “Totally Roasted” hard cider, barrel old fashioneds, Korbel and Tullamore, Dew & [...]

By |2019-02-10T15:13:09+00:00February 1st, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Milwaukee Travel: Indoor Activities the Kids Will Love This Winter

Even though January is coming to a close, we’re still in the thick of winter.  However, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend these remaining cold months hibernating inside your home, especially if you have kids.  Instead, now’s the time to grab the whole family, and see the sights of the greater Milwaukee area! We understand that the idea of shuffling around in these freezing temperatures doesn’t always scream fun.  Fortunately, there are all sorts of exciting indoor activities that you and the kids can explore to stave off the winter blues to stay active and excited until the spring thaw.  Here are some of our favorites: Bowling – Everyone knows that bowling is a favorite Milwaukee past time.  So, start a fresh, new family tradition during these colder months with a trip to your local alley each week to get some pent-up energy out and partake in some [...]

By |2019-02-10T15:13:03+00:00January 26th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Planning a Winter Getaway for Two

There’s nothing quite like the adventurous rush that comes from a winter getaway!  You’ve been working hard for months, the holiday rush is over, and now you can finally enjoy the magic that is this most chillingly beautiful season with your loved one.  So, what’s the best way to go about planning your winter retreat for two? Once you’ve agreed on your destination, the key to a smooth and relaxing escape is all in the details.  After all, you don’t want to arrive at your destination only to realize that you’ve forgotten the most essential items that keep your day-to-day life comfortably running.  So, keep things stress-free, and take a look at our practical tips for planning your winter wonderland escape. Here’s what you’re going to want to remember: Pack Smart Given that your retreat is supposed to be relaxing and bring you closer together with your chosen travel companion, [...]

By |2019-02-10T15:12:55+00:00January 18th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments