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

Where to Find Boat Rentals in Madison

As the city with five lakes and one of only two cities in the U.S. on an isthmus, getting on the water is an absolute must-do when you visit Madison. Several local businesses in the capital city have made it easy for anyone to access the lakes. That means you don't need to bring any boating…

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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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20 Things To Do This Winter in Madison

Looking for something to do this winter? Why not try 20 things? And why not do them in Madison, Wisconsin, where frozen fun meets cozy memories and there's never a dull moment. Of course, you can't do all these things in one day. Make your adventures last by booking an overnight stay in the capital…

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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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How to Embark on a Madison Ed-Venture

Forget the trinkets. Bring home a new skill. Madison offers a wide breadth of classes, lessons and workshops you can try in a day or a weekend. Do you want to learn how to make a perfectly balanced cheese board? Taste mustard like a pro? Make your own bottle of gin? These ed-ventures (and more) are…

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6 Snowy Sports to Try This Year in Madison

In Madison, we turn winter weather into winter adventure. Our frozen lakes and stunning landscapes bring out our best (and maybe unexpected) ways to enjoy the outdoors. Madison winters are not just for the thrill seekers. There's a snowy sport for all levels of athletic ability. Want to enjoy…

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