Family vacation is cooler in Madison, WI
Winter in Madison is a wonderland. Frozen lakes become playgrounds. Restaurants transform into cozy hangouts. Family time turns into lifelong memories. Whether indoors at a free museum or outside ice skating steps away from the Capitol, family day is a whole lot cooler in Madison.
A Kid-Friendly Local Food Scene
Savoring local, hand-crafted food is easy in Madison — we have the most eateries per capita out of any city in the U.S. Food and fun go together like mac n' cheese on pizza at Ian's Pizza, chocolate and marshmallow indoor s'mores at Camp Trippalindee and chilly temps and Exhausted Parents (trust us) at Chocolate Shoppe.
Events for all ages
Madisonians don't hibernate. Live music, festivals and Broadway shows bring the heat in the chilly months. Marquee frigid festivals like Frozen Assets and Winter Carnival highlight the wonder of winter. Fans stay warm cheering on the Badgers and Madison Capitols inside.