Jetsetter magazine: Milwaukee is a top 2014 travel destination

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The City of Milwaukee has made Jetsetter magazine's list of top recommended travel destinations in 2014. Yes, Milwaukee.

Jetsetter magazine's editors compiled a list of their 14 hottest destinations. Milwaukee is ranked number 4 -- sandwiched between Glasgow, Scotland and Hainan Island, China.

The Jetsetter write up says: "Wisconsin’s largest city is going through a quiet renaissance while hanging on to its Old World outlook. In the city’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 — crowds that will only grow when Kimpton makes its debut in 2015. South of the river, the Walker’s Point area is becoming an unofficial foodie hub, with Great Lakes DistilleryIndulgence Chocolatiers, the cultish Purple Door Ice Cream and Braise Restaurant all featuring onBon Appetit’s Top 50 list this year."

The only other U.S. cities on the list are Los Angeles and Crested Butte, Colorado.

Milwaukee Alderman Terry Witkowski chaired the Milwaukee Image and Perception Task Force back in 2011. He issued a statement on Wednesday, January 15th indicating the Jetsetter ranking is "further validation that the city is headed in the right direction on many fronts."