About Milwaukee


Let's have a look around into background of Milwaukee
  • County: United States of America
  • State: Wisconsin
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 43.038902
  • Longitude: -87.906471
  • Time zone: Central Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Weather in Milwaukee

  • Climate: Humid Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to September

Location

It is the largest city in the US state of Wisconsin and is known for its Cowboy culture, with a population of about 600,155 (2015 Census).

Distance from Milwaukee center to Airport

General Mitchell International Airport in the south and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport in the North are the two Airports which serve in the city of Milwaukee.

Driving Distance: 9 miles / 14 km

Driving Time: 15 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish

Modes of transport

  • Airport: General Mitchell International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines and Jefferson Lines

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: $5 Minimum
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5

Nearby Tourist Cities




Chicago

Location

Chicago of Illinois is the third most populated city of the United States of America with a population of about 2.7 million.

Weather
  • Climate:  Humid Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to May and September to October
Tourist Attractions
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Cloud Gate
  • Marquette Building




Madison

Location

Let’s have a look around into background of Madison, Wisconsin.

Weather
  • Climate: Humid continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March, April, May, September, October

Tourist Attractions
  • IWisconsin State Capitol Building

  • House on the Rock

Emergency Contact Numbers in Milwaukee city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1 800 872 7245 (Amtrak)
  • Airport: 414 747 5325 (General Mitchell International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 414 805 3666 (Froedtert Hospital)

 

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Milwaukee

  • Cedarburg Winter Festival
  • Summerfest
  • Trainfest

Tourist Attractions

  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  • Discovery World
  • Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Theatre & Concerts

  • The Alchemist Theatre
  • In Tandem Theatre
  • Milwaukee Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Milwaukee

  • Glorioso's Italian Market
  • St. Paul Fish Company
  • Blue's Egg

Top Shopping Centers in Milwaukee

  • Southridge Mall
  • Mayfair
  • Bayshore Town Center

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • Cathedral Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Bacon Cheese Burger – Mazos
  • Friday Fish Fry – The Packing House
  • Tonkotsu Ramen – Red Light Ramen

Sports Club

  • Milwaukee Brewers – Baseball
  • Milwaukee Bavarians – Soccer
  • Milwaukee Bucks – Basketball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2.40
  • Taxi: $ 2.75 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1199.62
  • Cheap meal: $ 15
  • Gasoline: $ 0.60 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 50

Information about San Francisco

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and Caltrain.
  • Road: Bus – Muni Buses, Nextbus and Trolley Buses; Taxi – Yellow Cab Co-op

Airport

There are 3 major airports that are a convenient and easy option for travelers; all within a close distance to each other.

San Francisco Airport, SFO: San Francisco is the largest airport and named among the best airport worldwide in the Skytrax Passenger's award 2014 besides ranking. It serves every major US airline and foreign carriers. The airport is located 13 miles south of San Francisco.

Connectivity: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has the best connectivity in San Francisco. Cab services like Uber and Lyft are also available for a pickup.

Flight to San Francisco

SFO is particularly suited if you were to be headed to the center of the city where public transport is quite commendable.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

A viable alternative to SFO, this is also equally well connected to the major tourist destinations; especially worth considering if someone is headed downtown. It is more manageable and not inflicted with the infamous SF fog.

Connectivity: OAK has train connector that connects OAK to full BART system. Travel time including interconnection is 35 minutes. There are ample shuttle services connecting SFO from here.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

This is smaller out of the other two but has ample services along the west coast and is acclimatized with a favorable weather. This airport is best suited to travelers headed to the Silicon Valley.

Connectivity: Taxi services are expensive. A trip to San Francisco would easily cost $150 and a shared shuttle about an $80. Parking fee alone can be as high as $50. The area has a more suburban background. Local CalTrain that links SJC to Santa Clara is the easiest alternative.

San Francisco International Airport for commercial service and Oakland International Airport is an alternative for San Francisco’s Primary Airport.

OAK Airport

Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

Driving Time: 16 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish, Filipino, and Chinese

Customs and Tipping

 

There are several ways to calculate the right tip at different places in San Francisco. While grabbing a take away like Starbucks a tip is optional. A lot of locals resort to an easy calculation of multiplying sales tax by two and paying that amount as a tip; else tip at a restaurant is generally 15% of the bill. 

At Gas stations in California where there is hardly any full-service station, it's mostly self-serve so tip is not required. Tip for the porter can be the same as that of a shuttle driver.

It’s common to leave the money underneath the pillow or on the bathroom counter to tip housekeeping. People leave 1-3 dollars depending on if they want to continue staying for the next day and also on any special request. Tip for a bellman is generally $1 a bag.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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