Who says romance is reserved for February 14? Surprise your loved one with a getaway to Greater Madison and don't worry, we don't mind if you take the credit!
There is no shortage of culinary experiences to discover in Madison, with a wealth of restaurants and the ranking as one of the Top 10 Foodie Cities.
Tempest Oyster Bar and Gates and Brovi offer oysters during happy hour, and Cooper's Tavern's Winter Warmers drink menu is a date night favorite. Try one of our breweries, wineries or distilleries, including the picturesque Wollersheim Winery, recently named one of "America's Top 10 Winery Tours" by TripAdvisor. To learn more about our foodie culture, check out:
Spas and Relaxation
Take the scenic drive to the Wisconsin Dells to experience a couples massage at Sundara, a fragrant inn and spa designed to relax your body and energize your soul. Another option in Madison is Indulge Spa, offering health and beauty treatments for both men and women. For romance in an outdoor setting, try ice skating at one of our city parks or at The Edgewater hotel—considered to be Madison's take on New York's Rockefeller Center. Their rink is open to the public, with beautiful views of Lake Mendota, and there are four restaurants on the premises.
Live music greets you at the Ivory Room Piano Bar or Brocach Irish Pub, both located in downtown Madison. To find a pub or club near you, check out our Bars and Nightlife page to map out your nightcap. Ho-Chunk Gaming is another hot spot, with over 1,100 slot machines and poker tables. For performances, nothing beats Overture Center for the Arts, featuring everything from ballet to Broadway in a stunning downtown complex.