A wide view of the Madison skyline featuring Monona Terrace and the Capitol building in the background.
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6 Indoor Activities in Madison You'll Love

Although Madison is a wonderland of amazing outdoor activities, it also has just as many fun indoor diversions, something that especially comes in handy during the chilly months. Whether you’re looking for a unique date destination, a place to go with pals or a family-friendly locale, you’re in luck…

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Not Your Average Nightlife Spots in Madison

Madison has no shortage of unique, fun things to do, and these spots shine their brightest at night. Nightlife and entertainment here go way beyond getting drinks at the typical bar. Instead, they’re locales for the adventurous sort. Ones who want more than to just sip a cocktail—they want to try…

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Eight Sports for Fall and Winter in Madison

Although Madison is known for many things—its five lakes, State Street, America’s largest producers-only farmers’ market—it’s equally famed for one of the best pastimes around: going to sporting events, and lots of ‘em. With our zealous enthusiasm for all-things-sports (the…

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What's New in Madison

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve visited Madison or you’re a student returning once again to the UW-Madison campus, there are plenty of new things to do and see in our fair city. That’s one of the many wonderful things about Madison. Even if you’re a local, the area always seems to…

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A Runner's Guide to Madison

On any given day in Madison, from below-zero mornings to balmy afternoons, you’ll see people running pretty much wherever you look. It’s a favorite activity here in the Capital City, so it’s no wonder that Madison has been named one of the fittest places in the country time and time again. With more…

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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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6 Reasons You Should Book a Madison Minication

We can all agree: it’s been an interesting year to say the least. Although staying at home has kept us safe, it also means that seeing those same spaces day in and day out has probably resulted in an acute case of cabin fever. But never fear — you can continue staying safe and get that change of…

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15 Places to Snowshoe in Madison

Tall, aromatic pine trees. Fresh sparkling snow. The crisp air cools your face, and you can’t help but smile as you admire the gorgeous winter scenery. This is a spot-on description of what it’s like to go snowshoeing in and around Madison. Unlike other winter endeavors that require a bit more skill…

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