A wide view of the Madison skyline featuring Monona Terrace and the Capitol building in the background.
Photo by Cassius Callender

Hidden Gem Gardens to Discover in Madison

Gardens have held spaces as special places throughout time and culture. Consider Monet's gardens that inspired some of the greatest Impressionist art of all time, Victory Gardens that kept families fed during World War II or the use of gardens in literature like Pride and Prejudice or Alice in…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Brat Fest

Grills are sizzlin' with brats, people are groovin' to live music and we're kicking off summertime in Madison! For over 40 years, The World's Largest Brat Fest has brought our community together on Memorial Day weekend with a culinary festival you won't want to miss! Brat Fest is an annual…

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36 Things to Do This Summer

Your guide to summer in Madison is here. Nothing beats moving from lake to biergarten to museum to nightlife in just one day. And you can fit even more than that in one weekend. Our vibe is loved by the outdoor enthusiasts and urban explorers alike. We're a Midwest summer vacation destination that…

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Things To Do For Earth Day in Madison

Did you know an internationally celebrated day like Earth Day got its start right here in Wisconsin. Madison has so much to do and so many ways to celebrate Earth Day, that you'll find yourself making plans to book an overnight stay. Take your pick. Rentable e-bikes. Park clean-ups. Hiking Gov…

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What to Know Before You Go to Overture Center

When you buy a ticket to see a Broadway play, symphony orchestra concert, ballet, comedy show or other live performance at Overture Center, you're also buying a front-row seat to all the incredible things to do, see, eat and drink in downtown Madison and beyond. We've compiled all the best…

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Frozen Festivals Worth a Trip to Madison

Winter in Madison is another season full of outdoor adventure. The lakes freeze over and are transformed into cold weather playgrounds for all to enjoy. Festivals pop up along the shoreline and even on the ice! Whether you’re cheering on the frozen lake 5K or getting a hole-in-one at frozen mini…

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Top 10 Things to do in Downtown Madison

What comes to mind when you think of a downtown and what you'll find in Madison are two different things. Downtown Madison stands apart from bustling concrete jungles as a vibrant, walkable, bikeable stretch of city flanked by two glittering lakes and focused around one of the nation's most…

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Downtown Winter Events to Warm Your Spirit

'Tis the season to grab your favorite people to soak in the holidays in Madison. One of the capital city's hubs for holiday spirit is downtown Madison, where you can find festive celebrations and holiday shopping. From holiday lights and the famous tree in the Capitol to carolers and a holiday…

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