8 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Weekend That Don’t Involve a Crowd: March 13-15

This isn’t your typical weekend guide…

In light of the coronavirus health crisis, we are approaching this list differently than usual. 


That 70’s Show

Hello Wisconsin! What better show to binge right now than a Wisconsin classic set in a fictional town outside of Milwaukee. Curl up with a blanket and get to watching! Available on Netflix, YouTube TV and Prime Video.


Yes, it’s a cult-classic comedy, but did you know that the movie was set in Milwaukee with some parts of it filmed here, too? The opening shots feature some iconic Milwaukee locations you might recognize. Didn’t know that? Then it’s definitely time for   you to re-watch this fan favorite. Available on Hulu, Prime Video, YouTube and iTunes.


The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Looking for a good book? Try The Westing Game by Milwaukee writer Ellen Raskin. Set near Lake Michigan, it’s sure to give you Clue vibes and keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Looking for a good virus related reading? Look no further than Station Eleven, a book centered around the fictional Georgia Flu which sweeps the nation in this post-apocalyptic novel.



What better way to spend free time you don’t know what to do with than by playing the notoriously long game of Monopoly. Let’s be real, we all have this game sitting in a closet somewhere. 

Apples to Apples/Cards Against Humanity

Need a good laugh? Now’s the time to pull out Apple to Apples or its more raunchy cousin, Cards Against Humanity. 


Lakeshore State Park

Off the shore of Lake Michigan in Downtown Milwaukee | Open year-round 6 A.M.-10 P.M.

Need to get out of the house, but want to avoid crowds? Taking a walk along the lakefront might be just the thing you need!

Havenwoods State Forest

One block west of Sherman Blvd. on Douglas Ave. | Open year-round 6 A.M.-8 P.M. 

Or, if you don’t feel like walking along the lakefront, consider taking a hike at Havenwoods. The scenery will not disappoint.



Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a junior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck