Where to Find the Best Views in Milwaukee

Whether you’re a professional photographer looking to capture our beloved city in all of its natural beauty or the casual Instagrammer looking to snap memories to share with friends and family, we’ve got the go-to guide to capture Bay View and Milwaukee in all of its glory!  From the top of the Milwaukee Central Library’s roof to the lesser-known, community favorite hotspots, there are so many incredible sights around this city that your inner shutterbug absolutely can’t miss. Here are some of our favorite spots: Bay View Park (3120 S. Lake Dr.) A favorite of ours here at the Guesthouse, the views from Bay View Park are just gorgeous!  The park juts out far enough east so that you can see the entirety of Milwaukee’s skyline and water-frontage.  And, if you want to be on the water, you can just head down the main path to the water’s edge where [...]

By |2018-10-11T17:42:25+00:00September 29th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Why Pet-Friendly Hotels are Taking Over Travel and Hospitality Trends

As we ourselves have taken note, the hotel industry is experiencing a boom in pet-friendly guest experiences.  It’s a feature that we, here at Kinn Guesthouse, and countless others are offering travelers and their four-legged companions.  And, we’re finding that this is one feature that’s winning over new customers coming from both near and far. So, why are we and so many countless others offering this amenity? Each year, people spend billions of dollars just on their pets, and that number is only going to continue to rise as travelers are specifically seeking out accommodations for the entire family.  From a hotel owner’s perspective, this is fantastic news, as those offering pet-friendly stays have an easier time convincing travelers to book rooms at their property since the majority of hotels still don’t offer this convenience.  Of course, we think that this will soon change, and more and more places will [...]

By |2018-09-21T00:44:13+00:00September 21st, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Milwaukee’s Ultimate Fall Bucket List

Even though Autumn isn’t quite upon us just yet, it seems the fall craze is taking over.  Just look at your local supermarket – pumpkin spiced everything is on the shelves! So, with the slow change of the season, as everyone looks forward to putting on their cute boots, sweaters and taking selfies in the colorful leaves, it’s time to put together our ultimate Fall bucket list.  Here are some fun ideas, activities, festivals and fairs for every budget, age and interest that we’re looking forward to doing in and around Bay View this season: Hosting a Packer party! Having Fall Fun on the farms at Old World Wisconsin (Weekends from September 8th – October 14th) Having a date night at the Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival (September 15th – 16th) Taking your pet to the 7th annual Barktoberfest (September 15th) Going to Fright Fest at Six Flags (September 15th [...]

By |2018-09-19T18:48:03+00:00September 13th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

September Events in Milwaukee

As the cooler air starts to move in and the leaves begin to change, our city is ready to come alive with Fall celebrations!  So, to kick off this beautiful season, these are some of the main events we’re looking forward to that you must add to your calendar:    Bay View Bash When:  September 15th from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where:  Between Potter and Clement on Kinnickinnic Avenue This community festival and fundraiser features food, art, music, crafts, books and more!  The event is the main funding source of the Bay View Community Fund Inc., which helps fund the town’s special projects so that all proceeds go directly back into our city’s neighborhoods through grants.     Wine & Harvest Festival When:  September 15th from 10 am. – 6 p.m. and September 16th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where:  Downtown Cedarburg The 46th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival in historic [...]

By |2018-09-13T03:28:26+00:00September 7th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Best Sports Bars and Pubs in Bay View WI

Milwaukee is known for its incredible local brews and overall good taste in beer, and with football season on our minds, we thought it was time to take a look at some of the best pubs and sports bars in and around Bay View.  From hole-in-the-wall dive bars, to established taverns, to new kickbacks, our town is packed with some truly awesome after-hours hangouts. Of course, there’s simply not enough time to list them all, but here are a few to get your palette wet:     The Palm Tavern (2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave.) Hailed as “One of America’s best beer bars” by Draft Magazine, this pub keeps 25 world beers on tap, has over 120 bottled beers and over 450 Whiskeys and Bourbons.  The Palm is an intimate bar with an unparalleled selection of whiskeys and continental beers making it the perfect place to chill and hang out after hours.   Lost [...]

By |2018-09-13T03:28:19+00:00September 1st, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Ringo Starr Fine Art Show

One of the coolest things about living in Bay View is that there are so many exciting events that come through our area.  Coming through the first week of September is one special event we’re very much looking forward to, and we feel certain you won’t want to miss this one either! Gallery 505, at 517 East Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay, WI, is celebrating the upcoming Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’s 2018 concert at the BMO Harris Pavilion in Milwaukee with a very special exhibit.  They will showcase and sell hand signed, limited edition art made by Ringo Starr himself, Thursday, September 6th through Saturday, September 8th. And, best of all, Ringo Starr will personally meet and take a photo with customers who purchase select pieces of his hand signed artwork before his band’s big concert on Saturday, September 8th. One of the highlights of Ringo’s pop [...]

By |2018-09-01T17:01:39+00:00August 24th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Best Art Galleries In and Around Bay View

Milwaukee has long been known as the ‘Art City,’ and it, as well as the surrounding areas like Bay View, certainly live up to this given name.  With world-class events and institutions, we’ve certainly earned our prominent spot in the eyes of art enthusiasts the world over. So, if you’d like to know where you can see some of the best artists and exhibits in and around Bay View, here are some of the best galleries our corner of the world has to offer: Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery (3216 S Howell Avenue) At this popular breakfast and lunch spot, the delicious food and outstanding service is just one component of an unforgettable experience.  Guests who walk into the Sabrosa Café and Gallery are also treated to exhilarating gallery exhibitions, a gorgeous atmosphere and beautiful live classical music.     Tory Folliard Gallery (233 N Milwaukee Street) At Tory Folliard Gallery, Wisconsinites [...]

By |2018-08-10T23:37:18+00:00August 17th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Top 5 Historical Points of Interest Around Bay View WI

As proud citizens of Bay View and the greater Milwaukee area, we want to express our love for our small corner of the world and share some of our city’s rich heritage.  Whether you’re new in town or just passing through, there’s no denying the strong-felt sense of community that you encounter here. It can be further felt among the many historic points of interest in and around Bay View.    This is one city where you can’t help but stumble onto a historic landmark.  From renovated historic houses to converted taverns, there’s so much to see and learn.  So, next time you have some free time, go out and explore! You never know what you’ll find.  Here are just a few historic flashbacks that can be found just outside our doors: Brinton House (2590 S. Superior Street) Formally the home of Beulah Brinton and her husband, the Brinton House [...]

By |2018-08-10T23:37:09+00:00August 10th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Free Milwaukee Events: End of Summer 2018

Summer may be coming to a close as we slowly approach the Autumn Equinox (which is September 22nd, in case you were wondering), but that doesn’t mean that the fun’s over just yet!  In fact, things are about to get just a little bit sweeter as we look at some of the awesome things happening in and around town – FOR FREE! Free Milwaukee Events This Summer Don’t pack away that summer gear just yet.  Instead, make the most of the season, and get out and enjoy that hot summer air before the Fall chill moves in.  Here’s what we’re looking forward to: Jazz in the Park When:  Thursdays until August 30th Where:  Cathedral Square Park Jazz in the Park is a Thursday night Milwaukee staple, and best of all, it’s totally free!  To compliment the free music, there are also food trucks and drinks on site for purchase.  Or, you [...]

By |2018-08-10T23:26:54+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Our Top Picks for Milwaukee Festivals in August 2018

Bay View, the fun just keeps on going!  This has already been an exciting summer with all of the festivals and events happening in and around Milwaukee.  August will be no exception, as we start to close out a truly awesome season. So, here’s a look at a few can't-miss Milwaukee festivals in August 2018:   Milwaukee Comedy Festival When:  Wednesday, August 1st – Sunday, August 5th Where:  Check website for locations - mkecomedyfest.com These days, we could all use a good laugh, so mark the Milwaukee Comedy Festival on your calendar.  This classic festival is back for its annual visit with performances from talent, both old and new, spanning every style and genre.   Wisconsin State Fair When:  Thursday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 12th Where:  Wisconsin State Fair Park For ten days next month, Wisconsinites will come together to enjoy all of the summer fair favorites, like classic [...]

By |2018-07-19T15:19:07+00:00July 19th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments