Introducing Milwaukee

Think of Milwaukee and the image of a blue collar, beer-and-brats kind of town generally holds sway. But over the last decade Milwaukee has gained serious kudos as an unassuming Great Lakes city that has created its own brand of free thinking, urban cool. There’s a youthful dynamism to the city these days as young families who, a decade ago would have cast their lot Chicago’s way, are embracing the virtues of their diverse, yet intimate, lifestyle city. Regardless of the weather, Milwaukeeans flock to the newly gentrified riverfront which features upscale shopping, nightspots, music venues, leafy parks, and the city icon that is the Milwaukee Art Museum. In 2001, Santiago Calatrava designed the breathtaking Quadracci Pavilion which resembles a giant white bird about to take flight. The Harley-Davidson Museum traces the soul-stirring history of the motorbike and its intrinsic relationship to America’s quest to take to the road throughout the 20th century. Among the 140 motorcycles on display are the prototype models from 1903 and 1905. While, at heart, Milwaukee may still be a meat and potatoes sort of town, a crop of innovative bistros, trendy cafés, and upscale restaurants have invigorated the city’s gastronomic culture. Still, it’s Sanfords, the veteran restaurant located in an intimate town home just outside of town, that steals the show with its superb haute cuisine served with flawless, understated style.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Milwaukee:

  • General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
    • John H Batten Airport (RAC)
    • Waukesha County Airport (UES)
    • Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW)
    • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Milwaukee area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.