Canceled Your Trip to Milwaukee? Here’s How to Tour Our City

How to virtually tour Milwaukee while you virtually watch the DNC.

With the start of the DNC today, you might be feeling bummed that you didn’t get a chance to see Milwaukee at its finest. To help curb this disappointment, Visit Milwaukee created a way to still show off Milwaukee with a series of 30 videos that, together, make an immersive virtual tour experience.

Each video is narrated by a passionate Milwaukeean who has a connection with the featured aspect of the video. The videos cover the commonly-known traditions of Milwaukee, like cheese curds and frozen custard, but  also highlight parts of Milwaukee that aren’t as well known such as the diverse international flavors of the city and our beautiful beaches

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The primary goal of Visit Milwaukee’s virtual tour is to expose visitors who weren’t able to come in person to all the things Milwaukee has to offer. Peggy Williams-Smith, president and chief executive officer of Visit Milwaukee, explained that “there’s nothing like being in Milwaukee in person, of course, but we also know this year is unlike any other.” Megan Suardini, chief marketing officer at Visit Milwaukee, added that “what we hope viewers come away with is a sense that there is so much more to Milwaukee than they realized and that they want to experience the city for themselves.” 

“These vignettes capture dozens of stories about Milwaukee, but they’re ultimately just the beginning,” said Suardini. 

The videos were created by local videographer Samer Ghani. Much of the music was provided by local band Paper Holland.

Even for those of us who were born and bred in Milwaukee, these videos, ranging from 30 seconds to a minute, serve up new and fun information about the Cream City. You can see all the videos at Visit Milwaukee’s website

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Marla Hiller is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a junior at Boston University majoring in international relations and minoring in journalism