Milwaukee’s gorgeous Lakefront is a highlight of any tour of Milwaukee, and Untapped Tours is proud to show you the best that this area has to offer. From the sandy beach at Bradford to the paddle boats on Veteran’s Park Lagoon, Milwaukee’s Lakefront is a scenic, nature-filled trip that beckons residents and visitors alike for a fun, relaxing adventure.
On the Milwaukee Lakefronts north end, at 3133 E. Newberry Blvd, sits an award-winning restaurant that diners have been raving about for many years, Lake Park Bistro. The flagship restaurant of local restaurateurs The Bartolotta Group, Lake Park Bistro boasts a great menu of exceptional cuisine and a long wine list to match.
Further down the Lakefront, you can’t miss the sandy beach, volleyball courts and summer fun to be had at Bradford Beach (2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive). With 3 Tiki huts, 35 sand volleyball courts, cabana rentals, a boat house building and a concession stand, Bradford Beach offers something for everyone. It’s a great place to visit or hang out and soak up the sun for the entire day!
No tour of the Milwaukee Lakefront would be complete without a visit to the stunningly beautiful lakeshore gem that is the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Drive). This world-class museum was augmented in 2001 with the addition of the Quadracci Pavilion, created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The building serves as the museum's entrance, and features a movable, wing-like brise soleil, which opens to a wingspan of 217 feet. The striking image of the brise soleil with Lake Michigan in the background is unforgettable, and uniquely representative of the great lakeshore city of Milwaukee.
Discovery World, at 500 N. Harbor Drive, adds a new world of adventure to the Milwaukee Lakefront, one that is entertaining and education for adults as well as children. Besides containing interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, and two theaters, Discovery World is home to Wisconsin's official flagship, the Denis Sullivan. This fully functional sailing vessel is modeled after a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner.
The other restaurant bookend to the lakefront and also a Bartolotta establishment, The Harbor House (550 N. Harbor Drive) specializes in seafood with a Milwaukee twist. With an outstanding view and an exquisite dining experience, there are few restaurants in Milwaukee or elsewhere that can match The Harbor House.
Don’t just see Milwaukee, experience it! Join us as we tap into Milwaukee’s famous attractions and history, as well as other sights you may not have known existed. Book your bus tour of Milwaukee with Untapped Tours today!