All the Best Ways to Enjoy a Milwaukee Summer

If you’re ready to squeeze every ounce of fun out of this summer, then Milwaukee is the place to be!  We’ve got the festivals, views, brews, and so much more for you to add to your summer bucket list. And trust us, there’s something for absolutely everyone.  So, make the most of this gorgeous season, get out there, and experience it all! Festivals Milwaukee is the city of festivals with a well-earned global reputation for putting on some of the best.  Every weekend during the summer months there’s something to see, from cultural celebrations, to music festivals, to street parties.  Some local favorites include:   Summerfest – With over 800 bands and 900,000 attendees, Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival and should be at the top of everyone’s summer bucket list.  The lineup is diverse with something for every musical taste. Lakefront Festival of Art – This festival, hosted [...]

By |2019-06-10T03:06:24+00:00June 10th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Most Anticipated Summer Events In and Around Milwaukee

In Milwaukee, we don’t need an excuse to have a good time. Now that summer’s here, though, we have plenty of them!  From festivals and concerts to art crawls and air shows, Milwaukee knows how to celebrate in style. So, mark your calendars, and check out some of the most anticipated summer events in and around town. Milwaukee Summer Events 2019 Summerfest When:  June 26th – July 7th Where:  Henry W. Maier Festival Park Milwaukeeans know that summertime means Summerfest time!  For 11 days, Henry Maier Festival Park is the place to be for music lovers everywhere.  With over 800 acts playing on 11 stages, fans will find all of their popular favorites spanning every genre, from alternative, to rock, to country, to R&B, pop, and more.  And, as if that’s not enough, festival goers will also find some of Milwaukee’s best eats on-sight with tasty treats to keep you [...]

By |2019-05-30T21:53:54+00:00May 30th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Secrets to Traveling Like a Local

Just as there are many places to visit in the world, there are just as many different ways to travel and experience each place.  Some like to travel in full tourist mode in groups and follow tour guides, while others prefer to travel in a more conspicuous manner and get lost in the crowd.  No matter your preference, there’s no right or wrong way to explore! The point is simply to experience new places, people and cultures. When you visit a new place, if you really want to get to know the spirit of the locals, there are things you can do to blend in to get a real sense of what life is like in the place you’re visiting.  Doing this lends to a truly unique and special connection with your overall travel experience. That’s why we’re sharing some of our secrets to traveling like a local. Here’s what [...]

By |2019-05-30T21:48:45+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Can’t-Miss Milwaukee Markets

From food to drinks to clothing and antiques, markets are a wonderful reflection of a city’s unique culture. So, when it comes to showing off this city’s best, the markets of Milwaukee bring our amazing and eclectic culture to life in the most inspiring way!   Whether you’re looking for tasty treats to satisfy the moment, shopping for the whole family, or simply looking for a relaxing day spent strolling through booths and warehouses taking in the sights, we’re sharing our can’t-miss market picks.   Milwaukee Public Market – The Milwaukee Public Market is one of the best representations of our unique city and its fantastic cuisine.  It rivals that of the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, as it’s known for specifically featuring local vendors and their products.  From fish, to produce, to the famous Thief Wine Shop & Bar, this is where you want to be to sample [...]

By |2019-05-16T19:41:16+00:00May 16th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Visit MKE: Milwaukee’s Most Famous

From the silver screen to athletes, musicians and beyond, Milwaukee has turned out some pretty significant names throughout history.  Known for our eclectic heritage, friendly nature and can-do spirit, it’s no wonder our little corner of the world has produced such impactful, creative and driven people over the years.  Just take a look at some of our most famous residents: Liberace – The beloved sensation in the mid-1950s, Liberace was best known for his glitzy costumes and elaborate staging over his piano playing.  He truly set the standard for showmanship. By the 1970s he became a self-caricature with his excessively stylized outfits and piano that always featured a flashy candelabrum. The Zucker Brothers - Milwaukee natives Jerry and David Zucker are best known for their comedic genius.  They appeared in the popular spoof films Airplane!, Naked Gun, Naked Gun 2-1/2, Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult, From the Files of Police Squad, and [...]

By |2019-05-12T01:22:07+00:00May 12th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Summerfest 2019 (Get the complete lineup here!)

The start of May means we’re just one month away from Summerfest 2019!  As we mentioned before, we are eagerly anticipating this year’s star-studded summer music celebration, and we have been marking down the days on our calendars until the kickoff on June 26th.  If you are wondering who you can expect to see at this year’s most anticipated event, you have come to the right place. We’ve got the rundown so you can start making your summer travel plans:     American Family Insurance Amphitheater June 26th – Thomas Rhett June 26th – Dustin Lynch June 26th – Russell Dickerson June 27th – Willie Nelson June 27th – Phil Lesh & Friends June 27th – The Avett Brothers June 27th – Counting Crows June 27th  – Alison Krauss June 27th – Dawes June 27th – Trapper Schoepp June 28th – Jason Aldean June 28th – Kane Brown June 28th – [...]

By |2019-05-05T16:20:17+00:00May 5th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Top Events In and Around Bay View for Spring 2019

The winter thaw is well underway, and the air is getting warmer with each passing day.  Finally! Spring is in the air! And, as the days get longer, and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to get out and get active to enjoy this most beautiful time of year.  So, we’re taking a closer look at some of the exciting events happening right here in Bay View and our surrounding area so that you can take advantage of all of the wonderful things happening this season!  Here’s a sneak peek at just a few events we’re excited to explore: Chill On The Hill Line-Up Release Party When:  Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30 p.m.   Where:  Twisted Path Distillery Springtime means it’s almost time to kick of Chill On the Hill!  And, to get the ball rolling, bring your friends and family out to join the rest of the community at [...]

By |2019-04-27T23:37:10+00:00April 27th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Benefits of Choosing a Boutique Hotel

When it comes to outstanding service and smaller one-of-a-kind facilities, boutique hotels like Kinn Guesthouse are where you want to be!  Boutique hotels have become a growing trend among travellers seeking a more authentic, first-person experience of what it’s like to really live and be a part of the communities that they’re visiting. Boutique hotels are a direct reflection of their surrounding areas, and the best ones know how to take advantage of that.  From unique interiors that reflect the culture and population of their cities, to upgraded amenities, to sourcing local food, flowers and more, boutique hotels allow for more freedom expression.  It is for this reason that we’re able to make our Guesthouse so comfortable and cozy – your home away from home. So, if you’re looking for a unique, trendy, home-like stay during your travels, steer clear of those larger, sterile hotel chains where you just become [...]

By |2019-04-24T22:17:05+00:00April 17th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Ryder Cup Is Coming to Whistling Straits

We are already excited and gearing up to welcome the 43rd Ryder Cup to Milwaukee!  The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest, and most highly anticipated sporting events.  And this time, it’s our turn to experience the pageantry and drama, as it’s going to be held on the Straits course at our very own Whistling Straits.   Considered golf’s pre-eminent event, this bi-annual competition features 24 of the best players from the United States and Europe.  Athletes go head-to-head in this dramatic and tense three-day competition, showing off their incredible talents as well as their camaraderie and sportsmanship.  It’s an event that transcends sport, and is absolutely captivating, from the first tee to the last putt, and watched by millions all around the world. Spanning an incredible 90 years of competition, the Ryder Cup is said to be one of the last great professional sporting events where [...]

By |2019-04-11T22:06:00+00:00April 11th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Everything We Already Know About Summerfest 2019

If you are planning to attend Summerfest 2019 in Milwaukee this year, you're in for quite the treat! This year, like every year, the producers of The World’s Largest Music Festival® have put together a foolproof event lineup that is sure to be the highlight of your entire summer. As you know, here at Kinn Guesthouse, we are huge fans of Summerfest, and we have been keeping our eyes peeled for event updates and announcements. Here's what we know so far! The event is scheduled for June 26-30 and July 2-7, 2019. There will be over 800 acts serving up over 1,000 performances during this 11-day event. For you, that means almost two full weeks of world-class entertainment (and never a dull moment). Tickets are already available for purchase! American Family Insurance Theatre performance tickets can be purchased here, and general admission and parking passes are up for grabs here. [...]

By |2019-04-08T18:09:22+00:00April 8th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments