Sample Itineraries

Your summer stay in Madison begins with expert planning. Let us help! Read our itineraries below to get you started, and check out our accommodations and restaurants pages to help create the perfect stay. Or, take our Kickstart Your Summer Quiz to discover your travel personality!


Sights of all Sorts

Tourist at Heart: Create a checklist of Madison's best experiences.

Like a Local: Get the inside scoop on local hot spots.

Exploring the Area: Go beyond Madison-------there's more to discover about Dane County.

Kid Friendly: Uncover many free attractions for the young------and the young at heart.

Madison on a Dime: See a lot while spending little.

University Highlights: Tour UW's beautiful campus.


Food and Shopping

Dairy Discovery: Learn more about America's dairyland.

Wisconsin Culinary Experience: Enjoy classic comfort food and farm-to-table fare.

Fantastic Fish Fry: Consume an all-you-can-read page of the best fish fry eateries.

Neat Neighborhoods: Play, stay, and shop in Madison's quintessential neighborhoods.

Shopping Experience: Get your shopping fix, from specialty stores to major malls.


Sports and Seasonal

Biking Around Madison: Tool around our award-winning trails.

Fun in the Sun: Savor the long summer days in Madison

Madison Winter Wonderland: Warm up to winter in Wisconsin. 

Holiday Happenings: Feel the magic of the holidays in Madison.


Arts and Culture

Arts and Music Lovers:
Learn where to go to enjoy a play or a live show.

Discover Mr. Wright: Tour Madison-area native Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.

History & Heritage
: Visit sites from throughout our capitol city history.

Exploring Madison Museums: Observe what's on display at museums around town.

Featured Events
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Dane Dances
Aug. 29th 2014
Taste of Madison
Aug. 30th-Aug. 31st 2014
Jazz at Five
Aug. 6th-Sep. 3rd 2014
Badger Bash
Sep. 6th 2014
Quilt Expo
Sep. 4th-Sep. 6th 2014
August 29th, 2014
PM Thunderstorms
August 30th, 2014
AM Showers
August 31st, 2014
Partly Cloudy
September 1st, 2014
September 2nd, 2014
Mostly Sunny