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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

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