A wide view of the Madison skyline featuring Monona Terrace and the Capitol building in the background.
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Ashley Pettay

Ashley loves walking her dog, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and baking. She's a former journalist and ice cream enthusiast who loves all things pop culture. You can catch her working as the Social Media and Content Coordinator at Destination Madison.

Top 10 Spots for Fall Colors in Madison

Stunning views. Now in fall hues. Visiting Madison in fall means experiencing the richness of fall color in a city studded with glittering lakes and surrounded by state parks and natural areas. Exploring Madison's fall colors can take on any form you choose. Want to take a relaxing stroll? There's a…

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Badger Weekends: Your Pre and Post Game Guide

Jumping around at a UW-Madison Badger football game is an experience like no other, but it is just a slice of Madison's best things to do in Fall. Gameday is a great anchor for a weekend-long trip to the Capital City. Here's a list of experiences to include before and after your journey to Camp…

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BCycle Makes Biking Around Madison a Breeze

Biking is for everyone in Madison, even those who don’t want to travel with their bike. You can leave your bike at home (if you wish!), with help from our friends at Madison BCycle. Madison BCycle is an all-electric-bike rental company that offers more than 400 bikes across more than 70 stations in…

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Music on the Lakes

Madison’s rich music scene adds two extra-special venues during the summer: Lakes Mendota and Monona. Each offers amazing views while highlighting a diverse and eclectic lineup that’s sure to get your toes tapping. All you have to do is pick your lake! Lake Mendota Memorial Union Terrace One of…

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5 Places to Up Your Instagram Game in Madison

It's OK to show off on Instagram. In fact, we fully support it. Madison is a beautiful city full of nature, art, beauty and culture. The sites are practically begging for you to post pictures of them. Step up your Instagram game with these top Instagrammable spots. 1. Wisconsin State Capitol…

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