Travel media company Lonely Planet recently unveiled its sixth annual "Best in the U.S." list, a ranking of the 10 most exciting, intriguing and up-and-coming destinations to visit in the upcoming year as selected by the company's U.S.-based editors and travel writers. And for 2016, Milwaukee made the list.
The Cream City placed at number 10 in Lonely Planet's rankings for 2016, with this to say for its selection:
Chicago may cast a big shadow, but Milwaukee is enjoying its moment in the sun. Synonymous with beer since the 1850s thanks to an influx of German immigrants, the city’s beery side still bubbles strong. Brew-loving travelers can tour both the Miller and the Lakefront breweries, have a draft at Best Place in former Pabst headquarters and sample the new wave of craft brews at the many local pubs. The German history also comes through in the local obsessions with sausages and dairy: get brats and beer cheese soup at Milwaukee Brat House and sample local cheeses at Uber Tap Room. Have your camera ready for the Milwaukee Art Museum, with the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion that looks poised to take flight over Lake Michigan at any moment.
This marks the second list to vote Milwaukee as a top place to visit, as the Boston Globe previously chimed in naming Milwaukee as one of 2016's "hot travel destinations" (though, considering the current temperature outside, maybe not literally).
As for the rest of Lonely Planet's list, Philadelphia landed in the top spot this year, with Natchez, Mississippi and Yellowstone National Park taking home silver and bronze.
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