City Guide: Third Ward

Become a tourist in your city.

No Spring getaway? Stuck in a rut from this chilly season?  Look no further for relaxation and fun than your own backyard. Here is our fail-proof guide to one of Milwaukee’s hottest and trendy place: Historic Third Ward.


First of, here are our hacks to being a parking pro…

One of the biggest myths we try to diffuse with our students and guest alike is parking in the third ward. Below we will show you that coming to downtown Milwaukee has never been easier.

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  • The City offers FREE two-hour parking at meters on Saturdays and FREE parking at meters all day on Sundays.
  • Parking at meters is FREE after 6pm Monday through Friday.

No spots? No problem.

Here is a list of parking structures:

(hint: the lot on Clybourn is only $5 for all day parking, and is across the street from Neroli Downtown)




Um, blowouts + manicures with the girls? Yes please.

NEROLI SALON & SPA (DOWNTOWN)neroli-downtown-milwaukee-02-682x1024

There really isn’t any better way to start off a girl’s day than a trip to the spa. From anti-aging facials, chakra pedicures, herbal body wraps, and everything in-between; we are the place for you. 


Join us Wednesday, March 3rd for a Sip & Learn workshop thats all about getting you “Resort Ready.”


What’s a Sip & Learn event?

In the most basic terms: wine, friends, and fun. We bring in one of our team members to guide you through a how-to beauty look, whether is trendy braids, smokey eye looks, D-I-Y blowouts, and more. Click here to RSVP.




Nothing says Milwaukee like Bloody’s and burgers…

lunch, brunch, patios, and rooftops

Elaborate bloody Mary’s, upbeat environment, and to-die-for brunch. These restaurants will help you discover your inner foodie.

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coffee + croissants 

You can’t go wrong with a local cafe, and these three surely will not disappoint. Trendy + chill vibes with open spaces and outdoor seating.




Because nothing says “Spring” like a new pair of shoes.

clothes + accessories

These stores make walking down Broadway feel so NYC.

Store-Photohome + paper goods

You never knew how many cute tea cups or adorable decrative pillows you needed, until now.

  • West Elm  |  342 N. Water Street
  • Broadway Paper  |  191 N. Broadway
  • Restoration Hardware Outlet (opening this March)  |  224 E. Chicago Street
  • Design Within Reach  |  167 N. Broadway

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