15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Milwaukee

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Situated along the banks of Lake Michigan, the Midwestern city of Milwaukee in the US is a ‘big city of little neighbourhoods’! A lot of unique and small neighbourhoods make up the fabric of this lively city and the ‘local’ culture of these neighbourhoods is strongly cherished by the hospitable people of Milwaukee. One of the most happening areas of this buzzing city is Downtown Milwaukee. With plenty of attractions centred in this area, Downtown Milwaukee is also the preferred accommodation location of most visitors; from business travellers to concert-goers to people visiting family or just simple tourists. There are a lot of options for every kind of budget in the downtown area: lofts, one-bedroom apartments, condos, romantic hotels, hotels with pools, and many more to choose from. To save you time and trouble, we’ve curated a list of the finest Airbnbs in this area. So, come along and take a look at these best Airbnbs in Downtown Milwaukee.

1. Well-appointed, luxurious condo in Third Ward (from USD 171)

Experience sophisticated luxury at this chic Third Ward condominium that is perfect for an executive business traveller or a small family. With very modern décor, the condo has whitewashed brick walls in all the rooms and an open-plan concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The furnishings, fixtures, and fittings are plush and all the essentials for a comfortable stay are available in the apartment. Milwaukee Public Market, which is one of the famous things in Milwaukee, is at a five-minute walk from the apartment. Numerous restaurants, bars, cafés, and an art museum are also a short walk away.

Luxury 3rd Ward Condo - w/ parking / exec/ family
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
270 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice size tv and fast wifi
we usually stay at the iron horse but prefer this and will definitely be back
the apartment was just as described we would love to stay again sometime we are back in milwaukee
very modern and comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was clean and comfortable
nice and clean stylish place
it was immaculately clean
super clean and really stylish place
great space - very clean and inviting
Host:
the hosts are very responsive
the hosts were incredibly responsive to all questions
jake was a great host and responded extremely quickly with any questions
host was very responsive and helpful
the hosts were very responsive and accommodating
Location:
great condo in a great location of the city
great place and great location
great place in a great location easy access and convenient
great location in a fun part of town
beautiful apartment ideal location for 3rd ward district shopping and restaurants
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2. Penthouse apartment in the heart of Milwaukee (from USD 87)

This rental is for discerning travelers who love to get the best out of their stay. A penthouse in a historic building in central Milwaukee, this one-bedroom flat gives you a nice and comfy place to stay that’s a few steps away from the city’s main attraction. It features high ceilings, nice finishes, and interesting accents courtesy of its aged architectural style. Modern amenities are installed in place for your convenience. Do note that this is a no-smoking rental that does not allow parties and gatherings. Children are welcome at your own discretion.

Penthouse Apt In Heart Of Downtown w/ Free Parking
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
619 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was very comfortable for two
very comfortable bed and sheets very nice bathroom and kitchen
this place was much better than expected and very cozy
Cleanliness:
clean and stylish place
the apartment was very clean
communication and check-in were ideal and the apartment itself is clean comfortable and attractive
homes are clean comfortable and stylish
clean modern comfortable and in a great area
Host:
the host was very responsive to any requests we had
free parking and quick responses from the host
host was kind and checked in during our stay
co-host was very responsive and super helpful
hosts were extremely responsive and even helped us use the parking space earlier than the check in time
Location:
great location in the heart of milwaukee
in a great location so close to many things
the location is fantastic - very easy walk to the public market dining and shopping
great location with just a short walk away from some great restaurants and bars
a cool spot right in the heart of milwaukee walk to everywhere easily
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3. Huge, modern loft (from USD 235)

Sleek, modern and minimalistic – that is the best way to describe this superb three-bedroom, two bathroom apartment in the centre of Downtown Milwaukee. Painted in soothing pastel colours, the apartment retains plenty of its old-world charm and character through its exposed brick walls and multiple tall windows. The spacious apartment can comfortably accommodate 16 guests. The apartment is just half a block from the entertainment and dining options of the lively Old World Third Street. RiverWalk, which is one of the best things to do for free in Milwaukee, is also just one block away.

Sleep up to 14 by Old World 3rd St/Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
247 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 8 Beds 14 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is large and had ample room to comfortably fit all 8 of our guests
the beds were very comfortable would recommend
the beds were comfortable and abundant
with all of the toiletries linens and the keureg we had a very comfortable stay
very spacious apartment everything was as advertised had a great stay
Cleanliness:
place was clean and spacious
super clean and great value
place was clean and easily accessible
clean excellent communication right near plenty of local bars and attractions and good amenities
the place was clean and was a good deal
Host:
great owners who cares about giving guests an enjoyable experience
jake was very helpful from the beginning
jake is a great host and this apartment is a fantastic value thank you jake
great stay friendly respectful hosts
you will love this place jake was a gracious host
Location:
cute place and very conveniently located
great meeting location in milwaukee
loved the location as it was close to tons of places
a great location for a fun weekend
excellent location for all downtown activities
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4. Trendy loft with park views (from USD 137)

Split over two levels, this very chic and stylish loft is located just half a block away from Old World Third Street. The loft has colourful furniture in mid-century modern style, high ceilings, large windows, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area that has some amazing park views! The apartment is within a 10-minute walking radius of amazing bars and restaurants of Riverwalk and Old World Third Street. The Pere Marquette Park is just one block away.

Condo for 10 by Old World 3rd St/Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
222 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 6 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved the easy accessible coffee and smart tv access
jakes place was great the condo can fit 4 people comfortably with the 4 beds
the apartment is huge with tall ceilings and lots of light
the beds were comfortable
Cleanliness:
it’s clean and has plenty of room
spacious and clean great stay
beautiful place everything is super clean and homey
the unit was clean spacious and inviting
super clean excellent quality of beds good location practical to do most of the visits on foot
Host:
he was really accommodating as a host & very helpful when i had questions
jake is an excellent host
would highly recommend jake and his staff are awesome hosts
great location and the host was so quick with responses and helpful tips
jake was a great host very responsive and quick to provide with small items we needed
Location:
amazing location in downtown milwaukee
convenient location with comfortable bedding
great location close to the river restaurants and entertainment
amazing location loved the river walk across the street
excellent location with a great space
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5. Lakeview apartment in a historical mansion (from USD 146)

Perfect for four guests, this apartment in a historical mansion is close to many attractions of Milwaukee. The apartment offers lovely views of a lake from its large windows. There is a fully furnished living area, a functional kitchen, a charming dining space, two plush bedrooms and one modern bathroom in this elegantly done-up apartment. Guests also have access to a patio and a parking space. The apartment is at a walking distance to several popular restaurants, bars, and famous landmarks of the city.

Historic Lower East Side Apartment with Lake Views
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
303 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi also worked great in the main living area
the apartment was excellent and well stocked with coffee drinks etc
the a/c worked really well in each room
the kitchen was well stocked with necessities for coffee as well as other drinks
we cooked watched tv enjoyed the neighborhood and slept quite comfortably
Cleanliness:
beautiful historic house very clean and comfortable
nice and clean; a cozy spot
it was super clean and had everything we needed
everything was very clean and the condo is very exactly as it is described
the space was clean quiet comfortable and charming
Host:
nice owners with very prompt responses
very responsive host good value
our host katie was quick to respond and very helpful
katie was great and super responsive to any questions we had
katie is a wonderful host and we hope to return in the future
Location:
great location & great accommodations
this is a great location right in the middle of everything
great location as well
awesome location in walking distance to many neighborhoods around the city
great location close to everything we wanted to do
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6. Modern apartment with a spacious balcony (from USD 80)

Stay in a thoughtfully decorated one-bedroom apartment that features a roomy balcony. Its ideal location in central downtown brings you within walking distance to many attractions such as the art museum, the lakefront, Third Ward, Summerfest, and more. The apartment itself has plenty of amenities that promise a convenient stay. It features a queen bed and an additional mattress enough for four guests. Its heated wood-grain floors and granite countertops add a delightful touch to its overall look. There’s also a fully stocked kitchen with high-end appliances and a living room with a smart TV and free WiFi.

Modern, Comfy 1BR Apt Downtown w/ Spacious Balcony
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
518 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
charming apartment with loads of natural light a view large balcony comfortable bed and nice kitchen
very cozy place with an great view
the selling point of this apartment was the great view and large balcony
this apartment has an awesome view of the city
cozy one bedroom spot with beautiful views
Cleanliness:
very clean and responsive as well
clean and simple and very comfy
the place was very clean and nice
had a great stay very clean and comfortable
great place and very clean with a beautiful atmosphere
Host:
nice stay the host was amazing
the host was very responsive and helpful
quick response time and good communication from hosts
host company was responsive and check in was a breeze
however when we contacted the host they answered quickly & were helpful
Location:
great location 2 supermarkets in walking distance
great location and a nice apartment
nice apartment complex in a great location
perfect location and easy free parking
this place is in a great location and is in walking distance from many places
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7. Renovated apartment with a huge deck (from USD 179)

Located in the oldest building on the historic Third Street, this one-bedroom apartment is a true gem! With exposed original brick walls and high ceilings, this is one of the most stylish apartments near downtown Milwaukee. It has an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, which are spacious and fully furnished. The bathroom and bedroom are well-appointed too. The apartment also has a large deck, with a seating area and a grill, and views of Turner Hall and Bradley Center. Many downtown attractions are at a short walk from the apartment; the Riverwalk with its restaurants, bars, and cafés is a mere half block away and the Fiserv Forum is only one block from the apartment.

1/2 block to Fiserv Forum, Fun Old World Third St!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
171 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable sleeping on the sofa beds
the furnishings are all stylish and comfortable
comfortable space and patio
the deck out back of the apartment is huge and has a gas grill
the location simply cannot be beat i took the pull out couch and was exceptionally comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice
beautiful apartment and very clean
this is a very clean well-kept space
the place was very clean and met our needs
the apartment was extremely clean and beautifully decorated
Host:
friendly host with great quick communication
patricia was a kind and thoughtful host with great recommendations
patty was a very helpful and gracious host
excellent place and excellent host
the host was extremely helpful and made our stay quite pleasant
Location:
amazing location right in the heart of downtown
location is great and most everything is within walking distance
what a great location with easy access to many unique experiences
the location was absolutely amazing
perfect location for all points milwaukee
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8. Sleek, modern loft just steps from Riverwalk (from USD 90)

Done up in a contemporary style, this sleek two-bedroom loft is sure to give you a deluxe hotel-like feeling. The spaciousness of the open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen is further enhanced by the ample amount of natural light coming in from the multiple windows. The kitchen is fitted with stainless steel appliances, the bedrooms are comfortable and the bathroom is spacious too. And the best thing about this cheap Airbnb in Milwaukee is its superb location – right in the centre of Downtown Milwaukee! The apartment is just one block away from the Riverwalk, The Shops of Grand Avenue, Pabst and Riverside Theater, and plenty of other entertainment, dining and shopping options.

Sleek 2BR Loft | Steps to Riverwalk + Dining
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
415 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh and i love sleeping with a fan but never remember to bring one
it’s a very cool modern apartment as well
we had a very comfortable visit
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and modern
great apartment very clean and modern
stylish loft apartment clean and walkable
the apartment was clean and the beds were very comfortable
neat and sparkling clean
Host:
host was easy to work with and very professional
the hosts were very responsive and had clear instructions
this was handled in a very professional manner and i think it speaks well of the host
a few hiccups but the hosts were helpful and overall we would definitely stay again
great appliances and ruthie was a very gracious host
Location:
great location able to walk to everything in downtown
perfect location and a great apartment
great location and a great apartment
great downtown location easy access to restaurants and events
great location (2 minutes to the convention center)
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9. Chic apartment in a historical Downtown Milwaukee building (from USD 87)

This fully furnished one-bedroom apartment in the central downtown area of Milwaukee was once part of a department store in the 1920s. The updated and converted apartment of this historical building can comfortably sleep four guests. A fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances ensures that you can whip up delicious meals for everyone. This Airbnb in downtown Milwaukee has plenty of windows to let in the sunlight in the living room, kitchen and dining area. Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Riverwalk and more entertainment, as well as dining options, are just one block away from the apartment.

Sleek + Stylish 1BR | Steps to Riverwalk + Theater
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
355 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful natural light in the kitchen/living room area
this is a chic and comfortable apartment located near all the amenities milwaukee has to offer
the apartment is also walking distance to the beautiful art museum and just steps from the river walk
Cleanliness:
nice and clean space and great communication
clean and excellent communication to get you in and out very easily for your stay
the apartment itself was very clean and stylish
super clean & really thorough instructions for checking in
very clean place stylish great for its rate i would definitely stay there again
Host:
they were very communicative and helpful
not much else to say other than she’s a great host with phenomenal properties
very nice and stylish space check-in was very easy host is very responsive
ruthie was incredibly helpful in providing recommendations answering questions and even providing a user friendly guide for check-in
so much better than a hotel they were so friendly and helpful from the minute we booked
Location:
the location is amazing
this location is great - along the river walk and centrally located
great location quite but close to everything down town
great location if you want to be downtown mke
great location and fun space
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10. Cosy apartment in an unbeatable downtown location (from USD 108)

If you’re looking for cosy downtown Milwaukee apartments, then this property might interest you. With two cosy queen beds and a futon in the den, this lovely apartment can easily sleep five guests. Located in a historical 1889 building that is on the National Historic Preservation List, this apartment has many salient features like a beautifully done-up brand-new bathroom, a 48-inch LED TV, hardwood flooring, free wifi, etc. Just a two-minute walk away is the Fiserv Forum. About 15 restaurants and bars are within a two-block radius of the apartment.

2 Queens/ Den/Bathroom /the heart of downtown MKE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
38 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the two beds are extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and safe apartment
it was super clean and spacious
it was very clean
this unit is clean and well decorated
clean updated and the beds were very comfortable
Host:
jake was a great host
jake was very responsive to questions and requests throughout our stay
jake was super responsive to all requests and questions before and during our stay
the house was nice modern and clean and the host was so welcoming and nice
Location:
a great location in milwaukee
a wonderful apartment close to milwaukee city centre
great central location for a weekend out in milwaukee
loved the place and location
loved the location - being able to walk to the bars nearby was a plus :)
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11. Upscale downtown apartment with amazing city views (from USD 163)

Take in the stunning views of Milwaukee skylines through the floor-to-ceiling windows of this upscale modern apartment. Since this rental is located downtown, you will be just steps away from Wisconsin Center, Fiserv Forum, Third Ward, and other restaurants and shops popular in the area. The apartment sports generous living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, a cocktail bar, and a bedroom fitted with a king bed perfect for two guests. You are also free to use the fitness centre and the outdoor firepit.

Modern/Upscale Downtown - Free Parking
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
168 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fast wifi comfy couch great kitchen and one very impressive netflix setup
fantastic modern upscale apartment with an amazing view
the apartment is spacious and modern with great amenities
the apartment was in a great area and had awesome views
the bed was huge and had one of the comfiest comforters ever
Cleanliness:
super clean and well appointed
everything was clean and jeff was easy to communicate with
jeff's place was very nice and clean
jeff’s place was stylish and clean
the place was awesome so modern clean and spacious
Host:
great host great home highly recommended
host was very responsive and helpful
friendly staff great host and plenty of room
host was responsive and easy to communicate with
jeff as a host is amazing
Location:
great place close to everything downtown
this is an awesome location in the heart of downtown
great location and super cool space
easy access to get it in a great location for downtown milwaukee
nice place and location highly recommended :)
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12. Swanky loft in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee

The cosy, bright and airy MKE Loft is simple but decorated in a carefully curated manner. The loft gets plenty of natural light from the large windows in the living room and the open-plan layout ensures a smooth flow of light from the living room to the dining area to the kitchen. All the rooms in this loft are luxuriously furnished and equipped with all the essentials necessary for a comfortable stay. The proximity of the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Zielder Union Square, and Panther Arena – all just a few minutes walk away – makes it an irresistible place to stay in Downtown Milwaukee. Plenty of other entertainment, dining, and shopping options are also close by.

MKE Loft
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
63 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Stylish apartment with easy access to downtown attractions

This elegant one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment is situated in a historic building in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. The apartment features upscale furnishings in all the rooms, a full kitchen, wifi, and laundry facilities too. The apartment retains many elements of the original building, one of which is the beautiful original tile work in the bathroom. Most of Downtown Milwaukee’s attractions are just a short walk from the apartment, like half a block away is the Riverwalk which will lead you to the Historic Third Ward’s restaurants and shops. As an added bonus, the hosts also provide free passes to the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.

Stylish Charm by Midtown Riverwalk/ Garage Parking
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
70 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was very comfortable for sleeping
the place is great i slept on the couch while my sister and mom slept in the bed
great place downtown location wonderful apartment with well-designed interior decoration easy check-in and secure parking
Cleanliness:
very clean and organized
it was very clean and very stylish
inside was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was neat clean and modern
absolutely spotless but warm and comfortable
Host:
gail was the perfect host
gail is a super welcoming host with a lovely home
she is a fantastic host with a gorgeous apartment
she is very kind and thoughtful
gail is a super host
Location:
great location in a very cute apartment
great location in the heart of town
the location was perfect
perfect location in the heart of downtown walking distance to everything
great apartment in a central location of milwaukee
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14. Beautiful loft with plenty of charm and character

Stay in a stunning loft in a historical building of Old World Third Street, oozing charm and character – whitewashed exposed brick walls, high windows that filter in all the natural light, hardwood flooring, and so much more. The loft is fully renovated and well-appointed; the bedrooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are clean. The open floor plan of the living, dining and the extra-large kitchen area, is perfect for entertaining and relaxing over dinner. The loft is just one block away from the Fiserv Forum. Many shops, bars, and restaurants are also a quick short walk from the loft.

Old World 3rd Street Condo sleeps 14 by Fiserv
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
125 reviews
Entire loft 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
2 air mattresses are very comfortable and big
large open condo space with wide comfortable beds
the rooms where laid out really well for the amount of people this 2 bedroom can sleep
the supplies of body wash and shampoo in the showers is a nice added touch
the room sleeps 14 easily
Cleanliness:
this place was very clean and stylish
fast communication responses and everything was clean
the place was clean and large
the house was very clean and all linens and towels were provided
the apartment was clean as could be
Host:
hosts were very responsive
the hosts are very responsive
jake was ultra-responsive to my questions very helpful
jake is also very responsive when needed
all the hosts were super responsive as well
Location:
fantastic location for exploring milwaukee
great location close to nightlife
excellent location next to many downtown events and restaurants
great place and great location
best location for anything near fiserv and checking out the area
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15. Downtown luxury home with cool views and parking

This luxury home that features three bedrooms, one fitted with a king bed and the other two fitted with a queen, can accommodate up to eight guests. Located in the lovely and peaceful neighborhood of Lavender Hill, the property guarantees a quiet stay with a bonus of stunning city views. The house is equipped with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, and a flat roof accessible through a spiral staircase. You’ll never have trouble parking for this rental comes with a four-car parking space. Children are welcome but do note that the property is not 100 percent childproof.

Downtown Luxury Home with Cool Views and Parking
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
161 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooftop balcony was so nice to have our morning coffee and breakfast with a beautiful view
it was very comfortable for all 7 of the guests
great home wonderful views comfortable rooms
the house was beautiful modern and comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained
it was clean and comfortable
it is very clean spacious and well equipped
her communication was fantastic the home was very clean and it was close to downtown night life
house was great for our group plenty of places to sleep and very clean
Host:
host was easy to work with
magalie is a wonderful host and her home is beautiful
great house great host very responsive
magalie was a wonderful host and very accommodating
magalie was a great host
Location:
great location and very responsive
nice location close to downtown
great location with easy access to all things mke
the location was good as there were many establishments within walking distance
great location and an immaculate house
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Historical yet modern – Downtown Milwaukee

Now that we’ve been acquainted with the charms of Downtown Milwaukee, it’s hard to stay for just a weekend or a few days, in this lively area. From fancy restaurants to piano bars, there’s no end of things to do in Milwaukee, including things to do with kids. And with our list of the of Airbnbs, you are sure to experience everything that this wonderful area has to offer!

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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