Father-son weekend in Milwaukee
August 23, 2012 8:47 PM Subscribe
Help me plan an awesome father-son trip to Milwaukee with my 7-year-old!
posted by escabeche to travel & transportation around Milwaukee, WI (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
1. The main logistical question is: where to stay? We're going to see the Brewers play a Saturday evening game. Does it make sense to stay at a hotel in the general vicinity of Miller Park (e.g. the Best Western in Brookfield) and take the hotel shuttle to and from the game? (The last time we went, I remember parking and getting in and out of Miller Park as a colossal hassle, but for all I know, maybe hotel shuttles are a hassle too.) Is there a hotel in downtown Milwaukee that offers shuttle service to the ballgame? That would save us having to drive back and forth to downtown to see other attractions on Sunday and/or Monday. Or should I forget about the shuttle, book a hotel downtown, and drive there after the game?
2. Possible destinations: Milwaukee Zoo, Discovery World (he's been there before and really wants to go back), Milwaukee Public Museum, Safe House, the Domes, Speed Queen BBQ, Harley-Davidson Museum, American Science and Surplus (He's been to the Milwaukee Art Museum and negged it for this trip.) What am I missing? And which of these are missable? (We won't have time to do it all...) Stuff in greater Milwaukee could work too, though preferably westward, so we can do it on the way back home to Madison.
3. What neighborhoods in Milwaukee are good for just walking around and exploring with a kid? It would be fun to have some of the weekend consist of unplanned wandering.