New York Times journalist Robert Simonson has gotten his fair share of Wisconsin vacationing this summer.
In August he published a story on his family's road trip through northern Wisconsin, and online today, the New York Times published Simonson's 36 hours in Milwaukee.
The story is a part of a series that recaps 36 hour trips around the world.
Simonson, who grew up in Eagle, about 40 miles outside Milwaukee, has said when he travels, he aims to find the "more obscure corners of the world."
That stands true for his Milwaukee trip. He skipped over obvious tourist stops like the Calatrava and the Milwaukee Public Market (though he does give them honorable mentions), and explored lesser known Milwaukee gems such as Bay View's Serbian restaurant Three Brothers and Frank Lloyd Wright homes on West Burnham Street.
Pair his curiosity with his Wisconsin knowledge from growing up here - using terms like "Smallwaukee" and bubbler - Simmons chalked up a trip that most locals can get behind.
Here's the rundown of places he visited on his trip:
- National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
- Three Brothers
- At Random
- Basilica of Saint Josaphat
- El Salvador
- Burnham Block
- Drink Wisconsinbly
- Tavern at Turner Hall
- Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
- The Original
- Pabst Mansion
- St. Joan of Arc Chapel