By Jennifer Posh
Looking to get away with your kids this summer with fewer hassles and without breaking the budget? Milwaukee is an ideal destination for families, offering fun for all ages in and around the convenient, easily accessible downtown.
Plus, since Milwaukee is within a day’s drive of one-third of the U.S. population and downtown is only eight miles away from General Mitchell International Airport, the fun starts sooner no matter how you’re traveling.
All of Milwaukee’s hotels offer great value and hospitality for families, but you’ll find some extra kid-friendly bonuses at these local accommodations.
This modern, loft-inspired hotel is located right downtown. In addition to being an easy walk from most major downtown attractions, kids ages 2-12 will love camp Aloft, a special program that provides extras like child-sized mattresses and bedding, goodie bags and kid-friendly food options to traveling families.
Plus, the indoor splash pool is perfect for fun and relaxation after a long day exploring the city.
Located in the heart of downtown, this property is just steps from the lakefront (and kid-friendly attractions like Discovery World and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum) and the stylish Historic Third Ward district.
Take a dip in the pool and get a taste of some of Milwaukee’s favorite things at on-site restaurant Millioke: Meat. Cheese. Beer.
Every room in this a casual, all-suite hotel comes equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, perfect for traveling families. Start your day with a free continental breakfast, and don’t forget to save time for the indoor pool and kiddie pool, including a frog-shaped slide!
This hotel offers a refrigerator and microwave in every guestroom, or rent a suite so you can enjoy the upgraded amenities while the kids have their own fun on the sofa bed in the parlor.
Enjoy the indoor pool or relax on the patio, complete with fire pit. Plus, the 24-hour on-site convenience mart makes it easy to take care of any bumps along the road during your stay.
It’s also located just across from Mayfair Mall and up the road from the Mayfair Collection, an exciting retail corridor offering favorites for the whole family, from Wisconsin’s only Nordstrom to Build-A-Bear and The Lego Store.
Thanks to the heated indoor pool and Key West-themed restaurant, Jimmy’s Island Grill & Iguana Bar, you can even get a taste of the tropics while staying in Milwaukee.
Families will love this hotel, located just west of the city in Pewaukee. The on-site Springs Water Park is an indoor aquatic adventure land with fun for all ages, from the lazy river and water basketball to three exciting water slides.
You’ll also find year-round outdoor fun with jogging and bike trails as well as nearby downhill skiing and golf. Best of all, all this is just a short drive away from both downtown Milwaukee and surrounding area attractions like the Fireside Dinner Theatre.