Many people belief that when the mercury drops, it’s time to go into hibernation. We’re telling you to opt for getting outside, instead, because there’s way too much fun to be had.  Whether you’re willing to brave the outdoor chill or would rather stay toasty indoors, there are so many creative ways you can enjoy a long snowy day.  And, if you’re not sure where to even start, here are some of our go-to favorites:  

Indoor Activities

  • Discover local artists at Gallery Night & Day.  The free, two-day event happening January 17th and 18th offers the chance to shop in unique boutiques, dine at some of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants, and buy original art.
  • Explore The Domes at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.  Whether alone, with a group, or with a young family in tow, The Domes provide a great escape from the cold, as you can explore tropical climates while awing at the architectural wonder all of the flora and fauna are housed under.  
  • Have a drink at your favorite pub or café with some friends by a warm fire.  There’s nothing better than sharing a magical snow day with some great conversation and a hearty beverage to warm the soul.  
  • Tour the historic Pabst Mansion, the luxurious home of Captain Frederick Pabst of the Pabst Brewing Company. 
  • Explore downtown from the warmth and comfort of The Hop, Milwaukee’s free streetcar.
  • Curl up indoors with a good book or movie, and treat yourself to some home-baked goodies.
  • Join us for a hearty, delicious creation right here at Kindred, the Kinn Guesthouse’s own outstanding restaurant. 

Outdoor Snow Day Activities in Milwaukee

  • Head to Grant Park for some winter recreation.  From a casual stroll to a more intensive cross country ski, Grant Park is stunning this time of year.
  • Go ice skating at Red Arrow Park or one of Milwaukee’s other many rinks.
  • Hit the freshly powdered hills, and go sledding at your favorite park or secret spot around town.  
  • Have a snowball fight on the lakefront shores or build a prize-worthy snowman.  Who says you can’t still have fun at the park in winter! 
  • Gather all of your friends and neighbors for a game of street or ice hockey in a little friendly rivalry.
  • Take your dog to a local dog park, and watch them jump around in excitement at the falling snowflakes.  
  • Check out Milwaukee’s outdoor recreation areas for skiing, ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, and more!  

Milwaukee really is beautiful this time of year, so don’t let the chill put a damper on your mood.  Make a point to do something new and enjoyable next time the snow starts to fall. Trust us, you’ll fall in love with the season and our beloved community all over again!