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Flying into Beautiful Milwaukee

Known as “Brew City” because of its historic beer making tradition, Milwaukee has much more to offer visitors than a cold one. With two major professional sports franchises, a rich arts and theater scene, and a picturesque setting on Lake Michigan, this Wisconsin city is a great choice for tourists looking for options. Whether visiting for a week or a weekend getaway, Milwaukee will entertain and enlighten you.
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Airlines and Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport connects several cities from around North America making visiting this fun town an easy option. With 12 airlines flying to and from this airport, the world is within Milwaukee’s reach. Larger carriers such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, and Delta offer connections to Milwaukee through major hubs. Discount airline Southwest* offers the most direct flights to Milwaukee with over 20 routes to the city. 

Routes in and out of the General Mitchell Airport

As previously mentioned, routes to Milwaukee on larger airlines pass through major hubs. This includes Dallas/Fort Worth on American Airlines, Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul on Delta, and Phoenix on US Airways. Discount airline Frontier offers direct flights from Denver and US Airways Express connects Milwaukee with Charlotte and Philadelphia. Canadian travelers can connect through nearby Toronto via Air Canada.

Getting to Milwaukee from the Airport

If you are staying near the General Mitchell Milwaukee International Airport then getting to your hotel is a breeze as most offer complimentary shuttle service. If you are staying downtown then you have several cheap and easy options to get around.

Due to the close proximity of the General Mitchell International Airport to downtown Milwaukee, taking a taxi can be very reasonable. Expect to pay around $25 to $30 depending variables such as size of your party and traffic conditions. To find the taxicab queue head the doors near baggage claim 3.

Those traveling on a tight budget should consider taking the city bus. This method is the slowest, but cheapest option to get between downtown and the airport. Alternatively try the Airport Connection, a shared van that services most of the major hotels in downtown Milwaukee.

Taking the train is also an option for those arriving to Milwaukee by air. The recently constructed Airport Rail Station offers service between Chicago’s Union Station and downtown Milwaukee. This method is the least convenient as trains only run every couple hours.

Lastly, for those that enjoy the freedom of having your own transportation will be happy to know that all major car rental agencies can be found within the General Mitchell International Airport. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, and National Car Rental can all be found on the first floor of the airport across from baggage claim.

When to Visit Milwaukee

Milwaukee has something to offer everyone no matter the season although, due to its open location on the shores of Lake Michigan, winters can be a less desirable time to visit. Because of this chilly fact, wintertime in Milwaukee is also when you will find the best deals on accommodations. For a mix of mild weather and affordable hotels consider visiting this vibrant city in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. These times also offer the added bonus of blooming flowers and the changing colors of leaves.

Known as the “City of Festivals,” Milwaukee has some great things going on year round. The most popular events fall within the summer months and include the Lakefront Festival of the Arts, the Wisconsin State Fair, and Summerfest – the world’s largest outdoor music festival. To entice people to visit during the winter, Milwaukee hosts Winterfest as well. With a large number of German immigrants, Oktoberfest is also a great event held each year in September.

What to See and Do in Milwaukee

A trip to Milwaukee wound not complete without a visit to one of the areas industry giants. Miller Valley, home of the Miller Brewing Company, is a must-see if you are into beer. Even if you are not a drinker, the free tour offered at the massive facility is educational, entertaining, and fun. Harley Davidson Motorcycles also calls Milwaukee home. The amazing Harley Davidson Museum is located just south of downtown and offers an interesting look into how this motorcycle company became the giant it is today.

Sports fans will also love a trip to Milwaukee. With an NBA franchise playing through and winter and spring and a Major League Baseball team playing in the summer and fall, this city has you covered. Hockey fans need not worry, as Milwaukee is also home to the Admirals of the American Hockey League and nearby Marquette University is home to the Golden Eagles, which compete in several NCAA sports.

Milwaukee is incredibly diverse and has much to offer in culture and arts. Downtown Milwaukee is home to many art galleries and museums including the Grohmann Museum, The Institute of Visual Arts, The David Barnett Gallery, and the amazing Milwaukee Art Museum. If the performing arts are more your cup of tea then you will be glad to hear that there are several options for you including shows at the Riverside Theater and the historic Pabst Theater.

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