I initially struggled with the above title since the post does mention a few non-foodie activities. But since it’s over loaded with cheese, sausage, and you guessed it, even more cheese, I’ve come to terms with it’s lack of perfect-ness. Just like my ability to find correct adjectives this late at night…
I have yet to visit all 50 states (yes, it’s on the to-do list that will be completed eventually…), so I asked my friend Hannah over at Getting Stamped to fill me in on the largest city in Wisconsin, that being Milwaukee.
She really outdoes herself by pleasing all the cheese lovers out there. Wisconsin is particularly known for its cheeses after all, so it’s natural to consume an ungodly amount while there (as I’m told).
I have to admit, my lack of US geography knowledge had me guessing as to where Milwaukee really is (I’m horrible, I know). After looking at a map, I instantly realized just how close the city is to Chicago, where I spent a few long weekends this past summer and early fall. If I had asked Hannah for this post earlier, I may have crossed the states’ border to stuff my face with cheese/eat some sausages take a walk on Lake Michigan.
1. Go to Milwaukee Brewers game and tail gate! Make sure to give yourself a few hours to hangout in the parking lot, cookup some brats and have a few beers. If it’s a cold day don’t worry, Miller Park has a retractable roof, so it will be nice and warm inside!
2. Take a stroll around the Milwaukee Public Market. Sit down and grab a glass of wine, get some Cheese from West Allis Cheese, pick up a few groceries or items to bring back to your hometown.
3. Take a cruise down the Milwaukee River stopping at all the Micro-breweries along the way.
4. Cool off on a hot summer day with some custard at Kopp’s. With 2 flavors of the day, and numerous sundae’s there’s something for everyone.
5. You can’t come to Wisconsin without eating CHEESECURDS! You can get fresh ones at the Milwaukee Public Market, and deep-fried ones at the breweries.
6. Visit Usinger’s sausage on Old Wolrd 3rd street, here you can stock up on several varieties of their famous sausages. If you want to have some cooked up just cross the street and several restaurants serve them on their menu.
7. Visit Sobelman’s for a tasty Cheeseburger with real Wisconsin cheese! My favorite is the Loser Burger, as seen on Food Wars.
8. Head on over to Sprecher Brewery tour, the kids & adults will love this one. Milwaukee oldest & most popular micro-brewery almost brews up some tasty soda’s. My favorite is the Root Beer, but they also have a Cream Soda, and other tasty gourmet sodas.
And if you’re done over-eating, check out these other fun activities in Milwaukee:
9. Take a walk along Lake Michigan and check out the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.
10. Make it to a concert or two during Summerfest the World’s largest outdoor music festival, which lasts 10 days starting the last Thursday in June.