Spend a weekend discovering what’s new and hip – and explore a few classics, too.
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3 p.m. Check into Milwaukee’s newest (and only) arts hotel – Saint Kate, where even the lampshades are made by a local artist – and browse its Museum of Wisconsin Art outpost. Grab a flute of bubbles at Giggly Champagne & Wine Bar and scribble on drawing paper (from your room). You’re on vacation!
139 E. Kilbourn Ave.
5 p.m. You’ve always wanted to take The Hop? Hop on at Broadway and enjoy a free ride.
6-7:30 p.m. Located in the Third Ward, Camp Bar’s newest sibling is Campsite 131, with fancy twig-motif white chandeliers, birch-trunk walls and a patio. Align yourself with the spirit of the decor with a Glamper Martini.
131 N. Jackson St.
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8-10 p.m. At View MKE’s tiered Back Yard in Brewers Hill, celebrate its second summer with killer Downtown Milwaukee skyline views at sunset, paired with indulgent eats like lamb ragu or octopus salad on the farm-to-table menu.
1818 N. Hubbard St.
10:30 p.m.-midnight You’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself at Punch Bowl Social. Located across from Fiserv Forum, it features bowling, table games, a vintage arcade and private karaoke rooms.
1122 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.
8:30-9:30 a.m. It’s hard to feel a lot of om when you’re hustling to and from the office or the kids’ activities. Yoga at Villa Terrace includes a Lake Michigan view (consider this your savasana).
2220 N. Terrace Ave.
10-10:30 a.m. Grab coffee and pastries (cinnamon rolls and blueberry/lemon curd hand pies) from Birch + Butcher – and enjoy on the RiverWalk a block away.
459 E. Pleasant St.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pretend you’re in Miami Beach – not South Milwaukee – from the comfort of your cabana at Grant Park’s beach. And yes, you have a cabana boy (or girl) at your service.
100 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee
1 p.m. Get a glimpse into lifestyles of Milwaukee’s rich and famous via Historic Milwaukee’s “North Point Mansions” walking tour, showcasing homes in the North Point neighborhood, including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
4-6 p.m. Wave to the people as you (and up to four friends) cruise the Milwaukee River on a 1950s Glastron fiberglass boat. Retro Boat MKE’s two-hour rentals departing from the RiverWalk debut this summer.