With spring right around the corner, it is time to break out the warmer gear and get outside. Whether it’s your first spring in Milwaukee or you have lived here your entire life, here are some fun things to do that will get you out of that winter funk.
1. Go to a Brewers game
Opening day is right around the corner. April 3rd the Milwaukee Brewers play the Rockies at 1:10pm at home, so break out that blue and gold and head on over to Miller Park. Between tailgating and the ball game you have a full day filled with fun activities. To find more information about the Brewers click the link here.
2. Visit the Domes
Some people underestimate the Domes, but this place can be a lifesaver. The beginning of spring can be very dull. Colors are grey, trees are still bare, and grass doesn’t exist, which can be a little sad and depressing. But that’s where the domes come in.
Recently, the National Trust of Historic Preservation declared the Mitchell Park Domes as a National Treasure. There are three domes in the exhibit. One of them consists of a tropical theme, while the other is desert themed. The third dome changes through the seasons. With spring approaching the third dome will center on blossoming flowers and lush greens. They will have fairy tale gardens and beautiful displays of color to brighten anyone’s day.
Going to the Domes is relatively inexpensive and there are many reasons you’ll enjoy heading here for the day. It isn’t uncommon for student to study here, or to just get away with friends or family. Either way, it will be a nice change of scenery. To see prices check it out here.
3. Go on a hike
Even if you live in the heart of the city there are still plenty of ways for you to get out and enjoy a nice hike. Near Bradford Beach you will find many trails that line the trees to the west that you can hike through, or head on over to the river and find many scenic routes you can explore.
While the city offers many trails, you can find more in surrounding areas. Kettle Moraine and Wauwatosa have many hiking trails people can take along with West Bend or Hartford. For a complete list of hiking trails visit www.alltrails.com.
4. Go to the Zoo
Now that warmer weather is upon us, heading outside for the day sounds a little less daunting. One no longer has to wear multiple layers just to stay semi warm! But, luckily, that is all in the past and Milwaukeeans can start enjoying spring weather. There’s no better way to do this than to go to the zoo!
The Milwaukee Zoo has over 2,000 animals roaming around. This includes penguins, tigers and flamingos along with many new animals. Recently the Milwaukee Zoo added Sanchi the Camel, Bonnye and Clyde the Fennec Fox, and Orya the female snow leopard. Current hours are daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more visit Milwaukee.org.
5. Go fishing
Now before you get too excited you must be informed that it isn’t fishing season just yet, but it will be very soon. May 6th is the first day of fishing season here in Wisconsin. So get your poles out, find some new lures, and stock that tackle box. Oh, and don’t forget to get your fishing license. For more information about fishing visit dnr.wi.gov.
6. Head out for a nice round of 9
And, yes, this is referring to golf. Though it is still cold out many golf courses will open up for a day if weather is permitting. Many courses are also inexpensive. All you need is some clubs and golf balls (you can always going digging in the woods for these) and you are set. It’s a great way to get out of the house and enjoy a nice spring day. Just call you local golf course to see when they plan on opening, or visit golfwisconsin.com for more details on everything golf.
7. Frisbee Golf
Maybe real golfing is not really your thing. Yes, it can be frustrating and long. Luckily, some kind individual created a sport that isn’t as maddening as golf can be, and that is Frisbee golf. It’s the same concept with less of the frustration, and the great thing is it is free. You can find many local Frisbee golf courses around your area at local parks or forest preserves. One doesn’t even need a course to play. Just take a couple friends out to your park and pick certain objects as targets. It’s always a good time and it will never fail to keep you entertained.
These are just a couple ideas for your next weekend adventure, but, of course there are many more. So what are you waiting for? Get to it and enjoy this weather.