Shop and Dine
Discover endless opportunities to shop and dine with your loved ones in Wisconsin’s cities big and small.
Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward is the city’s art and fashion district with a dynamic array of boutiques, art galleries, spas, restaurants and more. While there, stop in the Milwaukee Public Market for a year-round indoor shopping experience with over 30 tasty local food vendors and take in the city sights with a stroll on the Third Ward Riverwalk that’s perfect for photo-ops.
In Madison, explore State Street, a lively section of downtown that links the Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin Campus. This vibrant area is home to more than 1,500 businesses – from fashion and jewelry boutiques to pubs and farm-to-table restaurants – plus impressive museums and theaters, so there’s sure to be something for everyone in your group to enjoy.
Wisconsin is also home to many smaller cities with charming downtowns full of shopping surprises. Lake Geneva is a short drive from Milwaukee and boasts a delightful downtown full of specialty stores offering handmade art, home décor, antiques and more. This city is also popular with Chicago visitors for its gorgeous lake views and historic homes. Spend quality time with your group and discover one-of-a-kind treasures that will serve as cherished mementos of your trip.
In Door County, your group will be enchanted by many quaint coastal towns full of unique shops. This picturesque peninsula is famous for its local artisans and crafters. Explore the eclectic art galleries, where you’ll find intricate sculptures, vibrant paintings, and handcrafted ceramics. And be sure to stop into a local winery and taste the region’s renowned cherry wines—a true Door County specialty that will transport your taste buds to new heights. Cheers with family and friends on a picturesque patio that overlooks the gorgeous Wisconsin landscape.
To explore more brands you know and love, make your way to the Tanger Outlet Mall in the Wisconsin Dells that offers a wide variety of stores from apparel to gifts. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, between Milwaukee and Madison, is another great option with over 40 popular stores in one convenient spot. Wherever you go in Wisconsin, you’re sure to find many unique treasures to take home.