Weekend trip to Milwaukee: Labor Day Edition.

Hope you had a happy Labor Day weekend! Sorry for the late post, but I was at a mini getaway in Milwaukee spending some precious family time. I think I have consumed more beer and cheese this entire past weekend than I do in an entire year and I rarely even drink beer but figure that is what they mainly drink here, so might as well join them-ha! 🙂

So these were the highlights of our trip:

Our first night it rained a lot so we lounged around the indoor pool as soon as we got there at the Aloft Hotel. I loved this hotel so much because of its sleek, modern design and friendly staff. What is also cool is that they provided a duffel bag with a child size air mattress and Disney Princess bedsheets for my kiddo. Upon request you can choose a duffel bag for your kiddo and gender specific bedsheets. You guys rocked!

After the rain stopped we walked on over to apparently the most famous German restaurant in North America for dinner called Mader’s. It was interesting to read up on all the celebrities that have been here, from John F Kennedy to Frank Sinatra to Bon Jovi and so forth. My husband is not a foodie by all means, and even he thought this food was unbelievably authentic and comforting, as if it was made out of your grandma’s kitchen:

Cool chair when entering Mader's.

Cool chair when entering Mader’s.

The next day, we headed to the Milwaukee Art Museum-it’s a must see when visiting this city. Kids under 12 are free too! They also had a Kid’s Art Studio/lab where kids can drop in and paint or create a craft, depending on the activity that day. I loved this museum’s modern, all white design that appear to look like you are on some yacht along Lake Michigan. It was pretty foggy earlier that day so it felt like you were floating on a cloud:




Our last main stop was the Harley Davidson Museum. We aren’t bikers or anything like that but my husband was begging to go because he does like checking them out and seeing all the different types of motorcycles. I figured sure why not, since we are in their territory for the weekend, it seemed only fitting to go. There just so happened to be a biker competition that weekend where people drove in from all over the country to show off their bikes and hopefully win a prize. This place was huge! The museum boasts its history of the organization and how involved it was during the wars throughout the years, pretty interesting. They also had a kid’s corner where kids can try on leather jackets and take pics on a bike. And to end our visit, we walked out with some Harley Davidson gear ourselves! Ok, it was a couple t-shirts, but still 🙂




My husband was so geeked about this place that he mentioned he wanted a bike now himself-um, not so fast!


All in all it was a great weekend-fun times. We only spent two days here, but it was enough to see this cute city and it was a great short getaway from Chicago for Labor Day weekend. I would consider this city pretty kid friendly with their activities too. I wanted to hit up more places but we will have to save it when we stop by here again.




  1. Wisconsin = Beer and cheese to be sure! I’ve never been to the Milwaukee Art Museum but have hears lots of good things. I will have to check it out!
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  2. Oh yes it’s a must see! My favorite part of the trip! It was fun drinking beer and eating cheese, but I am glad we are back in Chicago, I missed it! Back to drinking wine and cosmos! lol
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