The arrival of spring in Milwaukee and its surrounding suburbs means more people are getting outdoors and exploring everything the area has to offer. Older adults who choose to retire near the city will also find a variety of things to do as the weather warms up. If you’re ready to get out and about as well, here are some ideas for fun things to do in Milwaukee this spring, especially for seniors.
1. Catch a Brewers Game at American Family Field
Spring marks the start of the baseball season. The Milwaukee Brewers are the hometown Major League Baseball team in the city. Their home stadium, American Family Field (formerly known as Miller Park), is consistently ranked among the best baseball stadiums in the Midwest to tailgate and watch a game. In addition, the stadium’s retractable roof means that you can buy tickets to a game without having to worry too much about the weather forecast.
2. Take a Stroll Through the Boerner Botanical Gardens
One of the best times to visit Hales Corners’ Boerner Botanical Gardens is in the springtime when dormant plants and flowers begin to grow and bloom once more. While bloom times vary each season based on the weather, the Boerner Botanical Gardens website offers this handy “what’s in bloom” chart to help determine the timing of your visit. Nothing quite matches the feeling of pure relaxation and joy that emerges when taking a stroll through one of your favorite gardens.
3. Explore the Outdoors at Lakeshore State Park
Lakeshore State Park is located in the heart of downtown, meaning it’s easy to get to for most Milwaukee residents. Within Lakeshore State Park you will find a small beach and accessible paved trails that offer great views of the city and Lake Michigan. The state park is also adjacent to Henry W. Maier Festival Park (known for its music festivals and cultural events) and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin (a science and technology museum, perfect for grandkids).
4. Take in the Sights Along the Milwaukee Riverwalk
The Milwaukee RiverWalk connects three riverfront neighborhoods — the Historic Third Ward, Downtown and Beerline B — through an approximately 20-block pedestrian promenade along the Milwaukee River. The RiverWalk is open to the public year-round. However, you’ll notice more people enjoying this popular walking route as the weather improves. You can choose where you start on the RiverWalk based on what you want to see. The RiverWalk also features permanent and temporary art exhibitions that together create an urban outdoor art gallery, of sorts.
5. Learn About Beer on the Miller Brewery Tour
The Miller Brewery Tour provides a great opportunity to get out and learn a little bit more about the effort that goes into brewing up a fresh batch of beer. For the price of admission, tour guests receive a souvenir glass and refreshing samples of beers during and after the tour. Note that at the time of this writing, walk-in tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays only. If you consider yourself a beer fan, then note that Milwaukee is also home to numerous craft breweries.
Explore Milwaukee While Living at Newcastle Place
Newcastle Place is a senior living community located in Mequon, Wisconsin (a Milwaukee suburb). Residents at Newcastle Place enjoy access to all of our on-site services and amenities, while also having the option to get out and explore downtown Milwaukee for a day trip. Contact us to learn more about all of the many perks of independent living at Newcastle Place.