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Bundle-up, Grab a Friend, and Head Downtown. Our Top Winter Activity Picks You Should Try!

January 14, 2022 /   Third Coast Provisions

Brave the winter, Milwaukee! Downtown Milwaukee is home to some of the best winter activities and scenery - here are some activities to try that will surely warm your soul! 

Take a Snowy Walk Along the Lakefront

The views of Lake Michigan are gorgeous during all seasons, but especially in winter. Enjoy the oohs and ahhs on a paved walking path by visiting Milwaukee’s Lakefront parks. While you can’t go wrong with any park on the Lakefront, a few of our favorites spots to check out include Veterans Park, Bradford Beach, and Lakeshore State Park. Be sure to dress warm and brave the cold - I promise you it is worth it! 

Milwaukee Lakefront
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Wine and Dine at Third Coast Provisions

Dinner and drinks for two? Third Coast Provisions is the perfect spot to warm up and indulge in the best wine and seafood selections. The restaurant provides a chic-relaxed atmosphere to gather and enjoy amazing wines and spirits. With an impeccable wine selection, offering Sparkling, Cider, Amber, Rosé, White, and Red by the glass or bottle - it won’t be hard to warm up here! To view the full menu or to make reservations, click here. Cheers!

Third Coast Provisions
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Ice Skate at Red Arrow’s Slice of Ice

We’ve said it once, and we will say it again - you must visit Red Arrow’s Slice of Ice. Slice of Ice is a Milwaukee favorite and a winter staple. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, 920 N Water St, ice skating makes for a perfect winter day or night activity. You can bring your own skates or rent a pair (for skate rental pricing, click here). And while you're skating, be sure to warm up with a coffee from Starbucks - located right off the rink! Happy Skating, Milwaukee. 

Red Arrow Park
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Pfister WELL Salon and Spa 

What better way to warm-up this winter than a peaceful spa visit. Open daily, the WELL Salon and Spa is a perfect place to recharge. The spa offers a luxury, one of a kind experience with therapeutic essential oils, heated robes, heated table treatments, and so much more. Choose from a selection of body massage packages ranging from 45 minute to 75 minutes. To book a reservation, or to learn more about services for you, click here

WELL Salon and Spa
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Gather at Central Standard Craft Distillery 

You will be amazed by this open-concept space on 320 E Clybourn St. Central Standard Distillery is an experience crafted on Milwaukee Pride. All of the spirits are crafted in small batches, providing the best taste and quality. While you’re enjoying some of the best local spirits, enjoy small plates and appetizers like no other. Warm your spirits with Central Standards hand-crafted spirits this winter!

Central Standard
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About the Author: Payton Trieglaff is a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Special Events & Marketing Intern with Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, advancing downtown's strategic priorities through marketing, events, and social media.

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