The Best of the Best in Milwaukee: How to Have a Great Vacation in the Cream City

Best Food in MilwaukeeEating

If you enjoy Chinese food, then a Milwaukee restaurant to try is the Emperor of China at 1010 East Brady Street. The food is fresh and the service is excellent. Start off your meal with one of their best appetizers, the sweet potato tempura. Other good choices are the fried squid and the crab ragoon. For an entree, there is a lot to choose from. The mandarin pork, crispy duck, lemon chicken, bacon pan-fried shrimp, and scallops with vegetables are all excellent choices. There are vegetarian menu items as well. For full menu choices, visit their website at

Getting Here

Milwaukee travel is a breeze with many airlines providing service in and out of General Mitchell International Airport. This airport has been ranked for three years as one of the top five airports for business travel. This airport not only services Milwaukee, but southeastern Wisconsin and northern Chicago as well. There are many daily nonstop flights to and from Milwaukee. Look for these flights on airlines such as Delta, Northwest, American, United, and Midwest. If you decide to take the train, Amtrak has rail service to Milwaukee and a train station in the city. Greyhound or Megabus provides bus service. What you could do once you get here is rent a Milwaukee party bus so you and your friends and families can travel around the city in comfort and style.

Where to Lay Your Head

There are some nice Milwaukee hotels, but if you’re looking for luxury and style, plan a stay at The Iron Horse Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. This restored warehouse hotel is well known as a must-see place. There is an interesting mix of guests here. It is for business and vacation travelers, but since the Harley Davidson Museum is nearby, there are a lot of bikers who stay here as well. The Iron Horse offers motorcycle parking, a bike wash station, and shop that sells biker accessories. The loft style guest rooms are beautifully designed and come with minibars.

Museums, Anyone?

Even if you’re not much of a motorcycle enthusiast, planning a trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum is one of the most fun activities in Milwaukee. It is a cool place. There is plenty to do here, like take a two-and-a-half-hour interactive course to learn about the different Harley-Davidson models. Or, visit the exhibit where you can actually get on a Harley-Davidson to get a feel for it. There is also a guided tour that gives visitors more insight into the story behind Harley-Davidson. But note, there is a fee, and it is in addition to the admissions fee.

Shop Till You Drop

If you are in the mood to do some shopping, check out The Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. There isn’t a lot of stores, but this two story shopping mall is something to see. You can find great bargains and sales at such stores The Children’s Place, Famous Footwear, GameStop, Lane Bryant, Lids, Old Navy, Radio Shack, TJ Maxx, Trade Secret, and Scented Garden. When you are hungry, you can eat at Subway, Arby’s, Cajun Grille, or Wild Flower Bakery. For a sit down meal, visit Applebee’s. For more information, check out their website at