Madison Skyline
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What to Do in Madison When the Weather is Nice

As Madisonians, we’re used to dealing with a lot of unfavorable weather — which makes it all the more sweet when we finally arrive at those perfect warm weather days. Beautiful, sunny days with a high of 75 just feel GOOD when you’ve earned them, like it feels we have. And with the rising temps…

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11 Madison Destinations Made for Gardeners

With over 270 green, glorious parks that boast 6,000 acres brimming with flowers, trees and stunning nature scenes, it’s no wonder that there are plenty of green thumbs here in Madison! Inspired by our surroundings and the many shops that cater to gardeners, it’s not uncommon to see vegetable and…

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Biking 101: Madison Bike Shops and Bike Paths

May is National Bike Month, but here in Madison, biking is a beloved, year-round activity. With 75 miles of bike paths, 200 miles of trails and even a “Bike Barometer” next to the Monona Terrace that keeps track of how many bicyclists have passed by daily and yearly, it’s safe to say that our city…

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Local Restaurants by Boat and Bike

Madison is a walkable destination, with restaurants around every corner of the downtown area and in neighborhoods throughout the region. But what if you’re traveling by two wheels instead of two feet? By water instead of sidewalk? Don’t worry. We have plenty of ways to satisfy your hunger no matter…

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Madison's Effigy Mounds Connect People Throughout Time

Standing atop the observation deck that wraps around the Wisconsin State Capitol, visitors gain a sense of the relationship between the landscape and the city. Two lakes, Monona and Mendota, push into the land, creating an isthmus. It seems you can see the whole story of Madison from that view. And…

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6 Places to Have a Picnic in Madison

Sparkling sun, soft grass, the whisper of wind through the leaves. Who doesn’t love a picnic? Madison has 284 parks, five beautiful lakes, and the sprawling University of Wisconsin campus. While there are hidden gems to discover, here are some favorite spots locals like to drop a blanket and revel…

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