Milwaukee named top destination for family travel in 2014

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Milwaukee has been named the top destination for family travel in 2014 by ABC Travel Guides for Kids, producer and publisher of all-in-one alphabet, activity and souvenir guides specifically designed for children.

Editor Matthew Rosenberger and his family visited Milwaukee in the summer of 2013 for research on the upcoming travel guide for the city.

As a result of the trip, Rosenberger selected Milwaukee for the top spot on the annual list.

Attractions such as the Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, and Palermo’s Pizza tour were highlighted on the list as well as dining options of Milwaukee Food Tours, Melthouse Bistro and frozen custard.

“When we select our top picks for family travel we look at lodging choices, restaurants and family friendly attractions, and Milwaukee is well positioned in all of these areas. The city is home to some of the most successful family-run businesses in the country, and we found that most of the owners were on site when we visited,” said Rosenberger. “The energy and pride of this city are the real game changers when it comes to sending a strong message to families that, ‘We want your family to come visit our family in Milwaukee!’”

Other Milwaukee favorites are featured in the recently published ABC Travel Guide for Kids “15 Things We Love – Milwaukee” list including Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Domes, Milwaukee County Zoo and more.

Other destinations that appear on the list include Washington D.C., Miami, Philadelphia, the region north of Boston, Times Square in New York City, and Baltimore.