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.😺
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!)
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. 🥺
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!
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.
Some places I would recommend checking out are:
- Milwaukee Public Market
- Lakeshore State Park
- Atwater Park
- Bay View Park
- Milwaukee RiverWalk
- Grant Park Beach (Seven Bridges Trail)
- Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
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 🙃)!
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!