The state of Wisconsin is well known for its natural beauty, and Milwaukee is no exception. From its scenic parks and sandy beaches to its downtown skyline and expansive views of Lake Michigan, the city embraces the natural beauty of the landscape and incorporates it into the everyday life of its citizens. Milwaukee offers the advantages of metropolitan life while avoiding many of the major inconveniences of other large cities. With restaurants to suit any taste, museums to captivate the imagination and an exciting night life, it may come as a surprise to find that Milwaukee is such an affordable, clean and hospitable city.
Milwaukee offers many outstanding recreational and cultural activities throughout the year. Among Milwaukee's outstanding attractions are its natural history museum, art museums, public libraries, horticultural conservatory and zoo. Professional football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and ice hockey teams also call Milwaukee their home. Year-round entertainment can be found at the historic Pabst Theater, the modern Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the Milwaukee Center, home to three theaters for the performing arts.
Milwaukee also celebrates its rich cultural heritage with lakefront ethnic festivals every weekend throughout the summer. These festivals highlight the food, art, music and culture of the many facets of Milwaukee's diverse population. The lakefront festivals are highlighted by the annual event known as Summerfest, an 11 day concert event which is the world's largest outdoor music festival. The State Fair, Circus Parade, and Independence Day celebration also add to Milwaukee's summer festivities.