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Surfing in Milwaukee: An Unexpected Winter Treat

Milwaukee may not be the first city that comes to mind when you're planning a surf-worthy vacation, but if you never experience our vibrant emerging surf scene for yourself, then you'll be truly missing out! Lake Michigan is the place to be all winter long - yes, you read that right. It may come as a surprise to most, but the reason you'll see so many surfers on the lake in winter is because that is when surfing is at its best. The winds (and thus, the waves) are strongest during those colder months, which means that seasoned surfers will get quite a thrill on our beloved lake. It's so true, in fact, that experts suggest that beginner to intermediate surfers stick to milder months (September and October, namely) for safety reasons. If freshwater surfing - or any sort of surfing - is part of your recreation repertoire, then Milwaukee is [...]

By |2019-01-12T23:21:44+00:00January 12th, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Must-Have Winter Apparel to Pack for Your Visit to Bay View

With temperatures plummeting and snow storms moving through, winter is officially upon us!  But, don’t let the cold weather keep you away. No! This is a time of year that really shows off the area in all its glory.  It’s a time for building snowmen and warm, comforting fires to gather around and share stories, and sip hot cocoa, and so much more.  Of course, if you’re not used to the icy vortex that Milwaukee, then you do need just a little preparation to comfortably make it through these conditions so that you can enjoy every experience you encounter.      When you visit Bay View and the greater Milwaukee area in the winter, there are certain must-have items you should pack to survive the cold.  So, to ensure that you stay warm and cozy out there, we’ve put together a list of a few items you should invest in to [...]

By |2019-01-12T23:01:05+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Our Blog|0 Comments

Milwaukee Winter Activities That Will Make You Fall in Love With Snow

No matter how cold it may be outside, visiting Milwaukee and its beautiful surrounding areas in winter is truly magical.  There’s sparkling snowfall, the air smells of hot cocoa, and there are so many exciting, traditional Milwaukee winter activities to experience.   You may think you’ve done it all, but we’re here to tell you that you haven’t!  So, if you’re planning your stay with us here at the Guesthouse and are looking to travel around the greater Milwaukee area to take it all in, here are some of the can’t-miss winter activities you simply must seek out during your adventure!   Polar Bear Plunge – If you’re going to be in town this New Year’s Day, you’re not going to want to miss the entertaining sight of the annual Polar Bear Plunge!  Even if you’re not participating, come down and watch as others face the icy cold waters head [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:24:34+00:00December 27th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

NYE Events In and Around Milwaukee

No matter how you choose to ring in the new year, Milwaukee knows how to do New Year’s Eve right!  From hoppin’ dance parties to champagne toasts and balloon drops, you and your loved ones can celebrate in style at one of the many exciting 2019 bashes.   Let’s take sneak peek at some of the parties you can look forward to happening in and around Milwaukee: Cantina New Year's Eve Party When:  New Year’s Eve from 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Where:  1110 N Old World 3rd St Ring in the new year at the Cantina New Year’s Eve Party.  Ticket holders will have access to an all you can drink premium open bar, delicious confections from an appetizer buffet, plenty of music to dance to spun by DJ Drezli, and a champagne toast at midnight.   Shine Bright New Year’s Eve When:  New Year’s Eve from 9:00 p.m. [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:17:12+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Our Favorite Places to See Holiday Lights in and Around Milwaukee

Holiday cheer is everywhere, and nothing says Christmas time quite like the beauty of twinkling lights strewn throughout the town.  But, it doesn’t stop there! All of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas are decked out for the holiday season, from small neighborhoods on the outskirts to city-center.  So, grab your loved ones, jump in the care, and drive around, singing your favorite carols while sipping hot cocoa and taking in the impressive displays. If you’re not sure where to start your holiday light excursion, here are some of our favorite places to check out Milwaukee holiday lights: Holiday Lights Festival When: Through January 1st Where: Downtown Milwaukee There are so many events that make up the Holiday Lights Festival, you simply won’t want to miss out!  There’s a Jingle Bus, Cocoa with the Clauses, Santa’s Mailbox and more – it’s fun for the whole family!  For a full list of [...]

By |2018-12-23T01:35:58+00:00December 14th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Must-Attend December Events In and Around Milwaukee

It may be cold outside, but visiting Milwaukee during the holiday season means enjoying the city at its best, as it brings cheery events and holiday traditions to all.  From a European-style Christmas market to cultural performances, holiday light bus tours, and more, you’ll want to mark your calendars so you can fill your month with lots of festive fun!   Whether you’re alone or touring with the whole family, there’s so much to see and do, as the city simply glows with the spirit of the season.  Here’s a small glimpse at the holiday happenings in and around town you won’t want to miss: Breakfast with Santa at the Milwaukee County Zoo When:  December 8th – 9th and 15th – 16th Where:  Milwaukee County Zoo Join Mr. and Mrs. Clause at the Milwaukee County Zoo for some holiday cheer and festive fun.  Kids of all ages are welcome to [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:10:51+00:00December 5th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Planning Your Milwaukee Honeymoon

Every city is romantic in its own right, especially when explored with the right person.  So, if you’re planning your honeymoon and looking for a romantic getaway, Milwaukee should be at the top of your list!  With so much natural beauty, exceptional dining, and unforgettable cultural experiences, Milwaukee is the perfect place to explore with your loved one.   From the sights, to the sounds and flavors of our gorgeous city, you and your partner will have a truly unforgettable, romantic trip.  There’s so much to see and do, and so many memories to make that will be shared forever. Here’s just a small peak at some of the fun and romance you can share when you honeymoon in Milwaukee: Take a Romantic Walk – No matter the time of year, taking a long romantic stroll along the lakefront is a must.  In summer, you can sit together, and sink [...]

By |2018-11-27T22:28:02+00:00November 29th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Bay View Thanksgiving: 10 Local Restaurants to Be Thankful For

If you’re not feeling up to the hyper-involved work that goes into prepping a Thanksgiving feast, worry not!  There are many fantastic restaurants across Milwaukee that will do the work for you, including the one right downstairs! From unique tastes to traditional staples, you’ll never be so thankful to not be in the kitchen this year when you feast at one of these restaurants. Here are our top picks for your Bay View Thanksgiving:  Kindred on KK (2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) Whether you’re staying with us or simply want a unique experience out with some friends and family, Kindred will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast you won’t soon forget!  The restaurant is a space for all to gather and dine like family. So, come to eat, drink, enjoy, relax, and share thanks in our warm environment where strangers are friends, and friends become family.  Make your reservation today by [...]

By |2018-11-19T19:06:53+00:00November 19th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Your Guide to Seasonal Milwaukee Brewery Tours

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means – ‘tis the season for seasonal beer!  And, Milwaukee is the city that beer built. Whether you’re looking for that Autumnal flavor of pumpkin spiced or toasted brown ale, this is the perfect time to check out the area’s local breweries.   From micro to macro, to sour beers, gourmet sodas and more, Milwaukee is the place to get your taste buds hoppin’.  Tourists and locals alike can tour individual breweries or hop on a beer tour bus for guided journeys through multiple breweries.  Here are just a few favorites to add to your brewery bucket list: Sprecher Brewery (701 W. Glendale Avenue) Sprecher is Milwaukee’s original microbrewery.  It offers family-friendly tours where adults can sample European-style beers and Sprecher’s famous gourmet sodas all while learning about their unique brewing process.  Tours are offered daily. Milwaukee Brewing Co. (1128 [...]

By |2018-11-19T18:55:42+00:00November 15th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Sunday Funday with Kinn Guesthouse

Who’s ready to cheer on our Packers?  We sure are! So, why not make a weekend of your Sunday Funday, and come support our team while relaxing in a unique getaway setting here with us at the Kinn Guesthouse!   Whether you’re a die-hard fan with tickets to a game and looking for a hip place to host your family or friends for the weekend game events, or you’re just in town looking to submerge yourself in the local festivities, our boutique hotel is the place you want to be.  Aside from the fact that you’ll have a wonderfully cozy place to lay your head after the game, we also offer fantastic amenities that will make you want to just stay in and catch the game from the comfort of your own suite. For instance, all of our guests can cook up a storm in our chef-inspired communal kitchen. When [...]

By |2018-11-14T19:45:40+00:00November 8th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments