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Eat, Drink, Relax, Repeat
Breweries, wineries, and spirits are part of Wisconsin's heritage and you'll find award-winning options in all directions. Make the drive to Mt. Horeb to experience the Fisher King Winery tasting room, where you can enjoy a glass of wine paired with artisan cheeses, sausage and Gail Ambrosius truffles for dessert. Williamson Street—also known as "Willy Street"—is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and is home to a wealth of world flavors, including the Essen Haus German Restaurant with more than 250 imported beers on tap and Lao Laan-Xang, Madison's first authentic Laotion restaurant specializing in Laotion cuisine and vegetarian dishes.
For relaxation, slip into a robe and try a spa day in the city or the countryside. Sundara Inn and Spa is nestled in 26 acres of pines, while Indulge Spa is right here in Madison. Both provide a perfect way to relax and give your body a break, with massage, skin treatments and nail care.
There are countless ways to explore Madison's natural beauty. Get started on one of the most common courses-the trail surrounding Lake Monona or the amazing UW Arboretum, which loops around Lake Wingra and through a few of Madison's favorite neighborhoods. This trail is perfect for walking, running, or cycling. A walk to Picnic Point, a mile-long peninsula along Lake Mendota, is also stunning in winter. Our Madison Winter Wonderland itinerary has even more ideas for outdoor adventure!
Madison shopping scene spans from small boutiques to malls and outdoor marketplaces. Downtown retailers like Little Luxuries offer accessories and eclectic gifts and Monroe Street features one-of-a-kind stores like Orange Tree Imports with an incredible combination of gifts and culinary delights. Cambridge, located less than 30 minutes from Madison, is a small, quaint town that's full of shops, boutiques, and art studios. Other local malls and shopping centers include:
- Hilldale Shopping Center is an upscale, outdoor shopping center with new stores like Free People and Sur la Table popping up often.
- Greenway Station is an adorable outdoor shopping mecca with a new hibachi and sushi restaurant called Fuji.
- East Towne Mall rests in the center of a large retail area with numerous restaurants and big-box stores.
- West Towne Mall has 110 stores and recently added The Cheesecake Factory.