Econo Lodge Milwaukee Airport
6541 S. 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Phone: (414) 764-2510
Fax: (414) 764-8670
Humboldt Park is located in the Bay View neighborhood and is one of the best parks to fish, bike, walk or to just relax. The park is well-manicured and always buzzing with activity, the nearby Pavilion is available for events and you can even rent the bandshell for your own private occasion. In the summer, one of the small ponds is stocked with fish and it's the perfect spot to introduce the art of fishing to the kids.
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is a huge expanse of lush green land that includes three domes built on the lines of a beehive that are connected to each other by a central lobby. Each of these domes has a diameter of 140 feet and a height of 85 feet! These domes harbor a plethora of plant life from all the continents of the world under their canopies. The Arid Dome houses a collection of cacti, shrubs and other plants that are native to different deserts in the African and the American Continents. The Tropical Dome features plants and flowers found in the tropical areas and rainforests, while the Floral Show Dome offers seasonal displays of various plants. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory also hosts flower shows and special events based on various themes. Check website for prices and other details.
Also known as the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, this park is a local favorite. It is located in downtown Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shoreline and it hosts many of the city's festivals, including Summerfest. Moreover, this 80-plus acre park has five permanent stages and an amphitheater which makes it the most sought-after space for outdoor concerts. It is also a popular spot for locals to come and walk their dogs in the mornings if conditions allow.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the appropriately named Lakeshore State Park is a beautiful green space perfect to picnic, sunbathe and appreciate all the lake has to offer. It is conveniently located near Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum which makes it the ideal spot to start or end your day. Throughout the year, the park serves as a backdrop for various spectacles and shows like the popular Lakefront Festival of the Arts.
The Milwaukee Riverwalk is a pedestrian path that runs alongside the Milwaukee River. This path is ideal for walking, biking or jogging and it offers great views of the river, especially at sunset. If you're looking to take a river cruise, there are several companies available, and if you're looking for a bite to eat, it won't be long until your come across a restaurant right along the river.
Known as "America's Legendary Oval", the Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. The Mile hosts AAA and Stock Car events, the NASCAR Busch Series, 24-hour endurance races and more. The 45,000-seat grandstands and state-of-the-art competitor areas and facilities, make this a fun and exciting day out in Milwaukee.So make sure you drop in soon cause this is where all the action is!
One of the most popular gathering spaces for the community, Cathedral Square Park is bustling with life and activity. It is centrally located in JuneauTown, right next to the Cathedral of St. John, which gives the park its name. The city gave the park status in 1939 and changed the name from Courthouse Square to the present one. The square used to house a jail and courthouse, and it was the scene for the famous event in 1854 when about 5,000 locals came together to protest the arrest of a runaway slave, Joshua Glover. Though the courthouse and jail are gone, the square still holds a prominent place in the city's soul due to it is role as a venue for various popular events like Jazz In The Park and other summer fests.
Since 1969, The Marcus Center For The Performing Arts has been the cultural mecca in Milwaukee's downtown theater district. It's elegant Biezanz limestone facade sits in front of the Milwaukee river which offers stunning vistas. The building contains several theaters in which you can discover Milwaukee's community of premier artists such as the Florentine Opera Company, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the City Ballet Theatre as well as world renowned On and Off Broadway productions.
The Oak Leaf Trail is an urban pathway that leads and loops through more than a hundred miles of parks and streets in the great city of Milwaukee. Bikers can take the trail and see every topographical feature this Midwest city has to offer, from nature preserves, woodlands and river paths to cruising in style alongside beautiful Lake Michigan, Oak Leaf has it all. The trail is clearly marked throughout the city and it is accessible every day of the year. Check website for more details on closures, detours and other construction along the route.
Veterans Park is the perfect place for activities. From kite flying and paddle boats to jet skis and sailing over Lake Michigan, this park allows Milwaukee denizens to enjoy the great outdoors. On weekends, the park is particularly crowded and during concerts, festivals or any traffic with the adjacent Mckinley Marina, it is especially packed. Its proximity to the downtown area is ideal and visitors can easily access the park to quickly exchange the clamor of the city for the green tranquility on the lakefront.
McKinley Park & Marina is the spot for water and jet-skis, sailing, kite-flying and a it also has a pristine sand beach. The official boating season lasts from May 1st to the end of October and the rates for jet-skis, non-motorized boats and slip rentals are well-priced for both residents as well as non-residents. In addition to all the water sports, the views towards the downtown skyline are inimitable and the trails are perfectly tranquil, it is no wonder this park consistently rated as one of the best parks in Milwaukee year-after-year.
Located about 30 minutes southeast of Milwaukee, the Muskego Lakes Country Club is right near the lake of the same name and is one of the best golf resorts ensconced in one of the most picturesque parts of the state. The course has been in business for over 40 years and the banquet halls have seen many Wisconsinites celebrate some of their most hallowed events, from weddings to bat mitzvahs, it is more than just a golf club. In addition to rental space, the club has live music on certain nights and the quintessential Fish Fry on Friday. As for the golf, the course features 18 holes over pristine greens that are great for both beginner and novice levels.