Sat beside Lake Michigan’s western shore is one of the beer capitals of the world: Milwaukee. As well as being known for its abundance of breweries, many might also remember it as the location of the hit 70s sitcom, Happy Days. Surprisingly, Wisconsin’s most populous city also does its part to keep the friendly, everybody-knows-your-name vibe of small towns while also providing the anonymity of a big city. Of course, there are far more things to do in Milwaukee than just drinking beer and socializing.

01Listen to Live Jazz in the Park

Milwaukee's most famous summer music festival, Jazz in the Park, has been a staple of Wisconsin summers for nearly 30 years. The festival strives to bring the best of an eclectic bunch of artists together for concerts that take place every Thursday from the end of May to the end of August. Jazz in the Park doesn't just provide excellent jazz, either. You'll find funk performers, R&B, reggae, blues, and more, taking to the stage to ensure a dang good time.