By Shaina Amienyi
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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With attractions such as Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Harley Davidson Museum, along with the city’s concerts, festivals, restaurants, and scenery, Milwaukee is a great destination for a fun getaway.

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) welcomes visitors to Milwaukee. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your flight to this lake front city. Click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to reserve your flight. For help choosing a place to get a good night’s sleep in Milwaukee, click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to the hotel portion of EscapeWizard.com to view our top recommendations. EscapeWizard.com recommends the Holiday Inn as one of the best and affordable hotels in Milwaukee.

A great time to visit Milwaukee is during the summer, when you can enjoy the city’s summer festivals and events. Every Thursday evening, listen to local and national jazz artists perform in Cathedral State Park, and every Wednesday evening, enjoy diverse artists at Pere Marquette Park. In June, you can enjoy free food, fun, fireworks, and music at Riversplash. Around the end of June or early July is the much anticipated Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. For 11 straight days, Henry W. Maier Festival Park is the place to be. EscapeWizard.com urges you to check out this huge festival that showcases hundreds of performances by the music industry’s hottest artists and up-and-coming talent.

The best area to experience Milwaukee’s nightlife is downtown, where you can experience the excitement of gaming at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino. For a taste of local brew and spirits, EscapeWizard.com recommends the Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes Distillery, Wisconsin’s first distillery since Prohibition. Visit Old Third Street where you can find a saloon with the largest bar in Wisconsin.

Filled with world-class museums, a flourishing performing arts scene, specialty shops, and a variety of professional sports action, there is always something to do downtown. For example, you can take a boat tour or kayak down the Milwaukee River. A good place to visit is the Historic Third Ward, home to Milwaukee’s Riverwalk. Known as Milwaukee’s Art and Fashion District, the Third Ward presents a range of restaurants, spas, shops, galleries, and theaters, all in a warehouse setting.

One downtown attraction that EscapeWizard.com guarantees the family will enjoy is Discovery World. Located on Lake Michigan, this facility provides fun for all ages and includes the Reman Aquarium, featuring aquatic life from the Caribbean, Great Lakes, and North Atlantic, and the Friends of Lakeshore State Park, Wisconsin’s only urban state park.

When you’re ready to take a break from sightseeing and go shopping, EscapeWizard.com suggests that you visit Milwaukee’s most famous neighborhood: Brady Street. The Brady Street Improvement District provides an eclectic blend of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It links downtown, the lakefront, and the Milwaukee River. An area that we at EscapeWizard.com believe you cannot miss is Old Third World Street. There you can find the Milwaukee County Historical Center, the Spice House, and the famous landmarks Usinger’s Sausage and Mader’s Restaurant. If looking for a shopping center, visit the Shops of Grand Avenue, with its turn-of-the-century architecture, glass skywalks, and over 80 national shops, specialty stores, and restaurants.

Set on the shores of Lake Michigan and encompassing the Milwaukee River, Milwaukee is an ideal destination for travelers interested in Midwest charm and an abundance of activities. From beaches, to water sports, to museums, to concerts, Milwaukee offers something for every traveler. To book your vacation to Milwaukee, simply click on the above link to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Milwaukee
By Jessica Beck
Holiday Inn Express
1400 West Zellman Court, Milwaukee, WI
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Located close by to the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and with local attractions and businesses nearby, this hotel is a perfect retreat for both the tourist and businessman. With over 100 rooms and suites to choose from, Holiday Inn will be sure to find a guest room fit to your individual needs. The concierge staff is waiting and ready to answer all your questions and direct you to all the hot spots in the area.

As a guest of Holiday Inn, you will enjoy free high-speed internet access as well as a daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet. On the run? No problem. Holiday Inn allows you to get your free breakfast to-go as well. Burn off the stresses of your day in the on-site fitness center. Lay back and relax in the whirlpool or take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool. Ready for some wet and wild fun? You’re in luck! There is an indoor water park which includes a towering 40-foot waterslide as well as a wading pool area. Need to get some work done? Head to the on-site Business Center complete with copying and printing services. There is also a 24-hour FedEx Kinkos located close by for any alternative business services you may need. Each night enjoy socializing with other guests during the complimentary Cocktail Hour.

Feel at ease in your comfortable and affordable guest room. Kick back and turn on your flat-screen television. Brew your morning beverage using your in-room coffee/tea maker while reading your complimentary daily morning newspaper. For your convenience, each guest room also contains a microwave and mini refrigerator stocked with free drinks. Spread out and get down to business at your spacious work desk. Draw a soothing bath to unwind in. Sleep soundly under your plush comforter in your relaxing bed. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy your in-room whirlpool, your kitchenette stocked with plates, glassware, cookware, serving platters, silverware, and your separate living room which comes with a comfy sleeper sofa. Book one of the KidSuites® and enjoy a little privacy and time away from the kids.

Have an unforgettable and comfortable stay in this Milwaukee hotel. Book your room or suite today with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Milwaukee
By Shaina Amienyi
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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If you are in town for a business event, you will appreciate the hotel being adjacent to the Midwest Airlines Convention Center. Several points of interest, including Discovery World, Summerfest Grounds, Potawatomi Bingo & Casino, and the Bradley Center are less than two miles from the hotel.

Checking in and out can easily be done without the hassle of waiting in line. You can check in and out using Hyatt’s Web Check-in and Web Checkout features or review your account using the video in your room and checkout using video checkout. Check-in is at 3pm and checkout at noon, but guests using Web Check-in can check-in as early as 1pm.

The Hyatt’s 483 rooms include standard rooms, hypo-allergenic rooms, business plan rooms, and three levels of suites. Hyatt rooms are entertaining and comfortable places to be. You can listen to music via the iHome stereo with iPod docking station. Or you can watch the 32-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels and video on demand. Rooms feature individually controlled heating and air and bathrooms with the full range of toiletries, including Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities.

The StayFit gym provides guests with the opportunity to stay active and exercise anytime during the day or night. The complimentary 24-hour facility features top-of-the-line cardio and weight equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, resistance bands, and more. There are also weight stations and exercise mats, but a fitness concierge is available if guests need anything else.

Taking care of business matters is easy in the 24-hour business center with Wi-Fi, also available in all public areas. With 20,000 square feet of meeting rooms, the Hyatt can more than accommodate large business events. The Hyatt offers AV equipment and experienced meeting planners to help meetings run efficiently. Events on and off the premise can be catered by Hyatt Regency Caterers.

Short driving or walking distance to exciting, fun attractions. Plush rooms equipped with world-class amenities. Easy access to dining and recreation facilities. These things await you at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Do not hesitate to book your stay at this luxury hotel. To do so, simply click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Milwaukee
By Jessica Howell
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
5890 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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The Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport hotel is the ideal place to hang your hat if you are traveling through Milwaukee.  Only 1 mile south of General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Amtrack Station, this hotel is the perfect place to stay for that overnight layover before moving on to your next destination.  Check-in at the Hilton Garden Inn begins at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 noon. 

The hotel’s ideal location just one mile away from General Mitchell International Airport may seem convenient to some but an annoyance to others; the rush of airplanes flying over the hotel and the screech of tires hitting the runway are not exactly relaxing.  However, guests at the DoubleTree can rest easy with soundproof rooms and the Garden Sleep System bed; a deluxe sleep experience designed to provide guests with plush, comfortable bedding while they are away from the usual comforts of home.  But EscapeWizard.com insists that this sleep system is more comfortable than the bed you left behind. 

Feeling a little sore after that long business meeting or flight?  Then take a relaxing dip in the hotel’s whirlpool, float around in the pool, or burn off steam at the fitness center.  If your idea of blowing off steam involves enjoying good food and conversation over cold drinks, then this hotel has plenty of that too!  The Great American Grill is located right in the hotel and boasts American cuisine in a casual, friendly atmosphere.  The Pavilion Lounge serves up beverages and evening cocktails.

Whether you are an airline pilot, businessman, or just traveling to the area, the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport Hotel is the perfect hotel for you.  With an ideal location, friendly service, and impressive amenities, what more could you ask for?  EscapeWizard.com recommends allowing us assist with your booking by clicking on the following link:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Milwaukee
By Sarah Hay
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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Directly placed in Milwaukee’s business district, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center puts business visitors directly where they need to be to get the job done. A skywalk connects the Frontier Airlines Center to the hotel, and Lake Michigan is within minutes from the hotel. Nearby, the Bradley Center, US Cellular Arena, and Milwaukee Theater all provide a host of games, events and concerts.

The 729 rooms at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center come with many standard amenities, including 32” flat screen televisions, work desks, high speed Internet access, for a slight fee, as well as coffee and tea makers, MP3 clock radios, irons and ironing boards, and hairdryers, and some rooms feature sitting areas with pull-out sofas. There is also a fitness center and cardio theater, as well as a pool, to help you make the most of your Milwaukee visit. The hotel is pet-friendly, and allows pets up to 75 pounds, with a nominal deposit. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m.

If you work up an appetite while at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, there are excellent on-site options to keep you satisfied. The Cabana Cove serves light fare and snack food, while the Café offers casual dining. The Miller Time Pub features drink specials and food, while the Milwaukee Chophouse specializes in award-winning steaks and seafood, along with a great wine list. The Starbucks coffee house on site is open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you need an area for business meetings or special events, the hotel can provide over 30,000 square feet of meeting space, along with catering and audiovisual equipment for rent. If you’ve been searching for the best location to host your special event, look no further than the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, and if you need a great rate for a room, look no further than EscapeWizard.com, and follow this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Milwaukee
By Debra R. Messick
Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North
8900 North Kildeer Court, Brown Deer, WI
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A stay at Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee North offers visitors the best of both worlds: relaxing in the scenic North Shore location a convenient 15 minute drive to downtown brewpubs, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions.  Lake Michigan’s renowned Riverwalk, Miller Park, The Harley Davidson Museum, Discovery World, and Coors Brewery are within easy reach via Interstate 43 and Wisconsin Highway 57; easier yet, reserve a seat on the hotel’s complimentary airport and local shuttle service (call 48 hours in advance.)  Check in at 3 p.m., then enjoy a round or two at nearby Brown Deer Public Golf Course or browse at Bayshore Town Mall.

The hotel’s 100 percent smoke-free policy means resting assured of breathing free in each of the 149 rooms.  Select queen, king, or suite accommodations and relax with a large 37 inch screen TV offering over 75 HD channels. Free wireless internet access and bottled water are a given in every room.

Complimentary internet-based printing in the lobby, an all-night business support center, six meetings rooms/areas sized to suit your gathering or function and a catering staff at your service are specially designed to make your business event a pleasure. When it’s time to unwind, take advantage of the heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sundeck, sauna, and state of the art fitness facility. Enjoy casual contemporary dining in the hotel’s 8900 Bar and Bistro or order room service while you plan your next day’s activities. You’ll not only feel but look your best with laundry, valet, and dry cleaning services. Bell porters and luggage service as well as disability accessible facilities ensure every guest enjoys their stay!

Even packing up is more relaxing with check out time at 12 p.m. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your stay today at the Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee North. Click on the following link, and EscapeWizard.com will help you with your booking: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).