I grew up in Madison but went to college in Milwaukee, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Milwaukee is a great place to get your first taste of “City Life”. Having lived in much larger cities since my University days, (Seoul, Chicago, San Francisco and now London), I can say MKE is a great place, but if we really are judging by festivals, parks and pubs, well…. San Francisco, gets my first place vote. Also there is that little detail that Mother nature won’t spend six months out of the year trying to kill you . That said,, Milwaukee still beats the hell out of Minneapolis, Indianapolis or Detroit any day.