After soaking in the Villa Terrace Museum and exploring the surrounding area with views of Lake Michigan, recapped here, our stomachs were grumbling and begging us for food. We decided to check out the new stadium, Fiserve Forum, and grab a bite to eat at one of the new restaurants nearby.
For dinner, we had a reservation at the Mediterranean restaurant, Tre Rivali which ended up being one of my favorite meals of the trip! If you’re visiting Milwaukee, it’s worth a visit and I recommend getting the pizza. It has seating outside and is located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward which is a cute area known for its shopping and arts.
At Phil’s insistence, we went to another baseball game this trip, this time going to Miller Park. I was reluctant (we had just been to a baseball game a few days earlier after all) but driving up to the stadium I got goosebumps! With a unique structure and retractable ceiling, it was already a worthwhile visit. Inside there were excited fans and a beautiful field set against a clear, blue sky. This is another must-do activity if you’re visiting Milwaukee.
With an afternoon wedding the next day we had a bit of time in the morning for more exploring. We started the day at the Milwaukee Public Market buying delicious cheese and yummy breakfasts. The market was pleasantly uncrowded and we were able to take our time exploring. We both agreed that we loved this style of market (permanent restaurants and vendors unlike the revolving, more casual vendors at our local Rochester market) and would be there every weekend if it lived in our hometown.
After the market we made our final explatory stop at the Mitchell Park Domes. The Domes are a series of three unique conservatory’s: a desert climate, rainforest climate, and a general showroom (which is also sometimes a winter room). We had fun seeing and smelling the exotic plants. Although a nice stop, if you’re in town for only a few days, I would skip this. Once you’ve walked through each dome once (taking 10-15 minutes each) there isn’t much else to do.
The wedding was at the lovely venue, The Wisconsin Club. We had such a fun evening enjoying the company of friends we don’t often get to see anymore!
The next morning would be our final full day of the trip where we headed back to Chicago to see the more of the downtown area. Can’t wait to recap our final few stops next week!