Neighborhoods & Districts


Milwaukee is a cosmopolitan and diverse city, rich in history, at the center of a metro region with over 2 million individuals that call the area home. Milwaukee’s diversity is reflected in the patchwork of neighborhoods and districts, each with their own unique character, community, culture and style.

The Village Inn is close to Downtown Milwaukee, where you can plan a day of sightseeing or an enjoyable night out. From the casual to the upscale, from the exciting to the intimate, it’s up to you how you want to experience downtown! Old World Third Street, near the Fiserv Forum, has great options for post-game food and beverages. Pabst Brewery Complex is newest downtown district featuring historic buildings repurposed from Milwaukee’s past.

A couple blocks from Downtown Milwaukee lies the Historic Third Ward, a Milwaukee neighborhood with a rich history listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Third Ward is an urban showcase of a modern mixed-use district, supporting specialty shops, restaurants, studios, coffee shops, galleries, theaters and performing art groups, creative businesses, and bars, including the can’t-miss Milwaukee Public Market.

Milwaukee’s The Hop Streetcar is a fun and free way to get a comfortable tour of Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward, running north to the vibrant Milwaukee East Town near Milwaukee’s Brady Street and North Avenue, where it does a return loop south.

The Milwaukee RiverWalk is a wonderful way to explore Milwaukee from a more walkable point of view, enjoying both the natural and the urban. The pedestrian-only path can take you from underneath the Hoan Bridge by Summerfest north to Milwaukee’s East Side, with some interesting stops and sights along the way. Be sure to check out the Bronze Fonz!

In the summertime, most Milwaukee neighborhoods host frequent outdoor and public street festivals, such as the popular Jazz in the Park series, and neighborhood block parties such as Bastille Days, Brady St. Fest, Summer Soulstice, Bay View Bash, and Locust St. Daze.

The Bay View and Walker’s Point neighborhoods run south of Downtown along the lakefront and are known for their trendy shops, authentic eateries, and friendly lounges and corner bars. Pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember your Milwaukee stay at one of the many antique shops.

Milwaukee’s charming neighborhoods are ready for you to explore when you stay at The Village Inn!

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