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Summer Travel Destinations

Planning a summer vacation but not sure where to start? From coast to coast, MKE offers nonstop flights to over 30 destinations, making it convenient to get wherever you decide to go. Here are three ideas for travel inspiration.

WEST COAST: See Seattle This Summer
Despite Seattle’s rainy reputation, you can still enjoy sunny springs and summers in the Emerald City. There is no shortage of things to see and do in Seattle as the city has something for everyone. With a thriving arts, culture and entertainment scene, there is always a show, museum, concert or festival to enjoy and nature lovers will never grow tired of the numerous hiking trails, the mountain vistas, Puget Sound, Lake Washington and the famous lush evergreen forests that give Seattle its nickname.

Whether you’re enjoying a cup of joe in one of the city’s over 2000 coffee shops or visiting the iconic Space Needle, Seattle is one city you won’t want to sleep on. Alaska Airlines already offers daily nonstop service from MKE to SEA and the carrier will have a second flight on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 15, just in time for your summer vacation.

MIDWEST: Consider a Weekend Getaway to the Twin Cities
If you’re just looking for a quick getaway, consider Minneapolis/St. Paul. From beautiful lakes and parks and a thriving art scene to shopping galore and delicious cuisine, there’s something for everyone in the Gopher State.

Sun Country Airlines just added nonstop flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul on Fridays and Sundays through September 4, convenient for weekend trips to and from the Twin Cities. Pop in for the 3M Open Golf Tournament in July and see some of the top players on the PGA TOUR, plan a trip at the end of summer to check out the famous Minnesota State Fair, or visit the Twin Cities any other weekend and you’re sure to at least double your fun.

Introductory fares start as low as $39 each way.

EAST COAST: Take a Bite of the Big Apple with a Trip to NYC
There’s a reason they call New York “The City That Never Sleeps.” There’s so much to do there that you won’t want to waste a single second. New York is always buzzing with activity. From shopping, Broadway shows and Times Square to amazing restaurants, historical sights, a stroll through Central Park, and so much more, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to satisfy every whim. Plus, it’s a quick and easy nonstop flight from MKE to any one of New York’s three major airports:  LaGuardia, JFK and Newark via Delta, JetBlue or United Airlines

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Headed on a family vacation?

MKE makes it easy, convenient and FUN!

First, parking is both affordable and convenient with express pay stations in the terminal; you can also download the MKE SmartPark app and use your smartphone to enter and exit any of the airport’s parking options.

Upon entering the airport, navigation is a breeze with plenty of signage to guide you through and efficient lines through check-in and security.

For comfort and ease, we offer family restrooms, changing tables and Mamava breastfeeding and lactation suites.

If you’re looking for some pre-flight entertainment, visit Renaissance Books, a shop that offers used and rare books with a constantly changing inventory–and an excellent children’s section.

Or, check out the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, an aviation museum that is free and open 24/7, located right in the main terminal. This is a great place for children to learn about Wisconsin’s aviation and space heritage.

We also have Children’s Play Areas on both concourses, as well as many new dining and shopping options located pre- and post-security.

Finally, you can stay connected with unlimited free Wi-Fi throughout the airport.

Join MKE at PrideFest

June 1-3

MKE is proud to be a presenting sponsor of PrideFest Milwaukee 2023. This year’s event features the festival's largest line-up of local entertainers, all new community collaborations, an expanded children’s and families program, and more. Stop by our booth at the event on June 2-3 for MKE swag and your chance to win $500 in free airfare.