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Top 10 Weekend Things to Do in Milwaukee

Top 10 Weekend Things to Do in Milwaukee

Milwaukee offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Wisconsin and lucky for you, Glenbrook Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Milwaukee Public Market! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like a night out, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Milwaukee, WI. Being so close to the action at Glenbrook Apartments, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.


In Washington Park on the city’s west side, the Milwaukee County Zoo spans more than 200 acres and is home to more than 3,300 animals across nearly 400 species. With habitats ranging from the ice shelves of Antarctica to African jungles and everything in between. The Safari Train miniature railway transports riders around the grounds and a playground, treehouse village, and zip line park are available for children.

The Zoo plays host to a number of community events, private gatherings, and educational programs, and concessions and gift shops are available across the property!

  10001 W Bluemound Rd Milwaukee, WI 53266

Beautiful landscapes at Glenbrook Apartments in North Milwaukee, WI

Overlooking Milwaukee Bay, on the eastern edge of the city, the Milwaukee Art Museum features more than 25,000 pieces spanning from antiquity to modern. The 341,000 square-foot architectural marvel is one of the nation’s largest museums, including notable works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Degas, Rodin, Monet, Frank Lloyd Wright, and more. The Milwaukee Art Museum also hosts traveling exhibits, as well as a variety of programs, workshops, festivals, and events. Be sure to check out their website for more information and to plan your visit today!

 700 N Art Museum Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202

Beautiful landscapes at Glenbrook Apartments in North Milwaukee, WI

Located on the banks of the Menomonee River near Downtown Milwaukee, The Harley Davidson Museum is a veritable Hog heaven for motorcycle enthusiasts! Dedicating to preserving and celebrating the Milwaukee company’s rich 100+ year heritage, the Museum features more than 450 vintage Harley motorcycles, as well as countless artifacts and exhibits. The Experience Gallery allows visitors to climb into the saddle of a variety of Hogs to take a photo or simulate hitting one of the country’s most famous roads. Experience the company’s origins and evolution through and view galleries of vividly-painted tanks and souped-up engines, plus hundreds of bikes from Fat Boys to Electra Glides and everything in between. 

 400 Canal St Milwaukee, WI 53203

Beautiful landscapes at Glenbrook Apartments in North Milwaukee, WI

Near the Milwaukee River in the Historic 3rd Ward neighborhood, the Milwaukee Public Market is an indoor bazaar featuring local purveyors of food, arts & crafts, and miscellaneous sundries. First and foremost, the Market is a foodie’s dream-come-true, offering everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, cured meats, and fresh seafood, to unique ethnic foods, spices, and candy, as well as an extensive selection of prepared foods. The Market hosts a variety of community events, private gatherings, food festivals, and regular cooking classes presented by some of Milwaukee’s most highly-regarded chefs.

400 N Water St Milwaukee, WI 53202

Milwaukee’s beloved Brew Crew plays home games at 41,900-seat, retractable-roof American Family Field west of Downtown. Competing in Major League Baseball’s National League Central division, the Brewers filled the void when the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta following the 1965 season. The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks also call the city home, with home games at the recently-built 17,300-seat Fiserv Forum. The Bucks have one league championship and two conference titles in their 50+ year history!

Not only is the American Family Field a great place to catch the game, they also host concerts and other events. Be sure to check out their website and plan your visit today!  

 1 Brewers Way Milwaukee, WI 53214




Best Place for a celebratory dinner

Near the intersection of North Green Bay Road and West Brown Deer Road, Pastiche Brown Deer is an elegant French bistro serving incredible, upscale French cuisine like escargot bourguignonne, vichyssoise, salade niçoise, braised lamb shank, lapin a la moutarde (rabbit legs) and magret de canard aux cerises (pan-roasted duck), and much more. Pastiche also has an impressive wine list and indulgent desserts like crème brulee and baked Alaska.

 4313 W River Ln Brown Deer, WI 53223


Best Deli

Just across the street from Patische, Kurt Schulz Delicatessen and Pastry Shoppe features incredible made-from-scratch soaps, garden-fresh salads, and hand-sliced sandwiches on house-baked bread. Kurt Schulz also offers an assortment of coffees, teas, and lattes, paired with delicious fresh-baked pastries.

 8752 North Deerwood Dr Brown Deer, WI 53209


Best Burger

On West County Line Road, Spanky’s Hideaway is an inviting local haunt with live music, pool and horseshoe leagues, and perfectly-executed pub fare like wings, nachos, chili, ribs, and burgers. Spanky’s Happy Hour and Fish Fry Fridays are also popular, and the requisite bar has plenty of ice cold draft beer, a variety of cocktails, and wine!

 5208 County Line Rd Mequon, WI 53092


Best Thai Food

From their unassuming location on West Brown Deer Road in Brown Deer, AppeTHAI serves up authentic Thai cuisine and a variety of drinks from the full bar. AppeTHAI’s vast menu includes classics like pad Thai, tom yum soup, basil chicken, a variety of curries, as well Thai drinks and desserts like mango lassi, Thai coffees and teas with boba, nom yen, coconut rice, and crème caramel.

 3900 W Brown Deer Rd Suite 110 Brown Deer, WI 53209


Best Mexican Food

Just a few minutes west in Menomonee Falls, Su Casa Grande is a popular choice for Mexican staples like burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, tamales, and more. Wash down your meal with a Jarritos fruit soda, Aqua de Horchata, ice-cold Mexican beer or a fresh margarita, and don’t forget to save room for fried ice cream, flan, or tres leches cake for dessert!

 N84W15842 Appleton Ave Menomonee Falls, WI 53051