Milwaukee's made another national list.
Jetsetter, a magazine and "community of travelers that provides members with insider access, expert knowledge and exclusive deals on the world's greatest vacations," places our fine hometown on its impressive list of 14 places to go in 2014.Â
"Where to go in 2014" notes cities like Glasgow, Scotland; Cape Town, South Africa; Los Angeles; the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica and, "Milwaukee, USA."
The feature says this about Milwaukee: "On the banks of Lake Michigan, Wisconsinâ€™s largest city is going through a quiet renaissance while hanging on to its Old World outlook. In the cityâ€™s rapidly changing Downtown, Brewhouse Inn & Suites stole the hipster crown from the Iron Horse Hotel when it opened in the old Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery in May, while a short hop south, the historic Third Ward District is seeing ever-growing foot traffic along its riverside walks and in newly popular restaurants â€” crowds that will only grow when Kimpton makes its debut in 2015. South of the river, the Walkerâ€™s Point area is becoming an unofficial foodie hub, with Great Lakes Distillery, Indulgence Chocolatiers, the cultish Purple Door Ice Cream and Braise Restaurant all featuring on Bon Appetitâ€™s Top 50 list this year."
Nice work, Milwaukee.Â
Great to be in the article, but the article itself is questionable. #1 is Riga, Latvia, which I went to in July. It's a somewhat boring city in a broke country, that is quickly losing its charm to chain retail and restaurants. The economy has tanked since aligning with the EU in 2008, terrible timing. The entire country is rapidly losing population to other countries, and seemed a bit of a wasteland, although the prices are not "cheap". That alone is making me wonder the validity of the article. Went via a cruise, and when the activity director asked how people liked it, there was an international booing session.
For a much better place to visit in the Baltic (if you feel inclined to go), try Tallinn, Estonia. the people are fantastically friendly, the prices are great, and their old town is a wonderfully preserved cobblestone town you can walk through in a day. It is, for all intensive purposes, a tourist trap, but never feels like it.
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