Conde Nast names Milwaukee a 'city to watch' in 2017

List focuses on affordability, culture, and food

Milwaukee has been named one of six cities to watch in 2017, according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

The list targets cities with affordable rent, as well as growing cultural and culinary movements.

The write-up specifically focuses on Milwaukee's rising restaurant culture, its booming hotel business, the many summer festivals, and the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.

Here is part of the description the Conde Nast Travelers team put together regarding Milwaukee:

"Its ecologically diverse location makes it a hotbed of locavore cuisine, and a spate of award-winning restaurants have helped the city shed its beer-and-cheese reputation: Pay a visit to restaurants Ardent, Wolf Peach, Odd Duck, and the Vanguard to see what we mean. New hotels are arriving, too: A Kimpton hotel opened in the historic Third Ward in June 2016, and in June 2017, a 220-room Westin Hotel will open downtown—the first one in Wisconsin.

Come summer, the city is an endless party, with more than 40 festivals between June and September. Don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum, which, with 25,000 works of art, is one of the biggest in the country; bar-hopping the "tied" houses; or the Pabst Mansion and Theatre, both named after the famed beer family."

The five other cities included on the list are Baltimore, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, and Fort Worth, Texas.

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