Milwaukee, Wisconsin — [Traveling During COVID-19 Part 4]

Road trips seem to be the most popular way to travel this year with coronavirus on the rise. I can understand why since social distancing is nonexistent on a plane. Many might also feel safer in their own car and only around people they know. Half of my trips this year have been by car and honestly, it’s not that bad if it’s eight hours or less. I’ve also been bringing Salem with me on road trips and I would love to continue doing this more! I think he enjoys taking a little time away too.😺

Salem looking out the window on the way to Milwaukee

Since Milwaukee is only two hours away from Northwest Indiana and I’ve NEVER been to Wisconsin, I decided to see what the city had to offer. After some research, I chose to visit for two reasons:

  • The Pfister Hotel
  • Lake Michigan (Yes, we have Lake Michigan in Indiana too, but the parks/beaches in Wisconsin are so beautiful!)
Atwater Beach

Where To Stay:

I decided to drift away from my traditional Airbnb stays and choose The Pfister Hotel. This place is absolutely perfect! From the elegance of the lobby to their spacious, renovated rooms, and the location of the hotel itself. It was the ideal pick for a weekend away from home in pure comfort. They are also pet friendly which made traveling with Salem a breeze! The staff even cared enough to ask how he was doing and what his name was. πŸ₯Ί

The lobby in The Pfister Hotel
Salem getting comfortable

The Pfister Hotel has a rooftop lounge and an indoor pool, but because of Covid-19 we decided to skip out on those activities. The best part about this hotel though, is all the artwork they have displayed throughout. The Pfister holds the largest Victorian art collection of any hotel in the world! So cool! Even if you don’t stay here, checking out the architecture and artwork when you’re in town is a must! I would also like to add they went above and beyond for all protocols throughout the hotel. I would definitely recommend!

“The Kittens” — Joseph LeRoy
The second floor of this 1893 building
On the second floor
View of the lobby from the second floor

What To Do:

Mostly everything on this list will be outdoor activities because we didn’t do much indoors due to Covid-19. The weather in Wisconsin in October is fairly chilly, but it’s doable when the sun is out! The leaves were also beginning to change colors which was pretty to see.

Milwaukee Public Market

Some places I would recommend checking out are:

Milwaukee RiverWalk

I highly recommend going to Seven Bridges Trail. I’m sure it looks even better in the middle of the Fall, but the views of Lake Michigan are incredible. The trail is also easy, but it’s not paved (I wore booties with heels for some pictures, so that was fun πŸ™ƒ)!

The beginning of one of seven bridges
Seven Bridges Trail
Lake Michigan hiding behind the trails
Seven Bridges Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
Atwater Park
Mom & I at Atwater Park
The beautiful architecture downtown
Chamber of Commerce

Where To Eat:

Getting cheese curds was on top of my list when visiting! What better place to try them than Wisconsin?! We got all our food to go, but some places I would recommend are:

After living in the Midwest all my life, I can finally say I’ve visited Wisconsin. I see myself going back in the summertime when it’s warm out and the beaches are open. I’d probably bring Salem with and stay at The Pfister again!

La Flare
Salem & I
Salem looking out at the moon

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  1. Wow! Being from NJ, Wisconsin is a bit of a long drive and I never really thought about visiting – but your photos have changed my mind! It looks absolutely beautiful there, and that hotel is amazing. Adding to my US Bucket List πŸ˜€

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    1. I didn’t think Milwaukee would be that great either, but there were some cute spots worth visiting! Especially by the lake! Thank you so much for reading! Hope you’re safe in NJ!πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  2. Wow such beautiful pictures! And I love that hotels are going pet friendly. I considered taking my bunny with me on my honeymoon, but the trip was too long for her by car. But I love having the option. The hotel you stayed at is stunning too! Seems like a great trip.

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  3. The hotel is gorgeous & that’s great you could bring Salem with you!
    I’ve been to Wisconsin many years ago, but it would be fun to go back & go on the Seven Bridges Trail because the photos you took are beautiful!

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  4. It’s great to hear that they were so attentive to Salem when you were checking in. I’m always taking note of pet-friendly hotels for our upcoming trips. I know that I have to wait until the border reopens before we can enjoy a US road trip, but this is looking like a great destination to celebrate when that time comes!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! I don’t blame you because covid is only getting worse now! I haven’t traveled since.πŸ₯Ί Thank you so much for reading! Stay safe & healthy +


    1. Yes! I would love to go back in the Spring/Summer when the weather is warmer. I loved the Pfister hotel! It was so elegant! Thank you so much for reading!πŸ’•


  5. Awww how adorable that you can take your cat Salem with you? Love that! The hotel you stayed in looks absolutely stunning. I would stay there in a heartbeat πŸ™‚ I loved your photos from the Seven Bridges Trail. I never knew Milwaukee was so beautiful.

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