Make Family time in MADISON, WI

In the capital city, every day is family day. 

5 lakes, 270+ parks, 6,000 acres of nature — and that’s just the outside. Inside, there are restaurants to devour, museums to discover, and family events to experience all within blocks — making it easy to have a fall getaway to remember.


A Kid-Friendly Local Food Scene 

Relax on a patio while the kids have room to play. Savoring local, hand-crafted food is easy in Madison — we have the most eateries per capita out of any city in the U.S.

All in a Day: Madison Family Itinerary

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Family time starts at the market

Bring a piece of Madison home at the largest producer-only farmers' market in the U.S.

Head to the Children's Museum

Explore the Madison Children's Museum, named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Children’s Museums.

Grab a local slice

Grab a slice or a salad at Ian’s Pizza on State Street. Plenty of space to eat inside or outside.

Enjoy fun on the Farm

Bite into a perfectly ripe apple at these Fall spots. (Photo by @megannicholegrover)

Park play time

No matter where you are in Madison, you are never more than 10 minutes from a park.

Family foodie stop

Enjoy dinner at a family-friendly spot such as The Old Fashioned or Monty’s Blue Plate Diner.

End your day by gathering round the bonfire

Cozy on up with your favorite people around the fire.


Where to Stay & Make Memories

Bring the whole crew — even the furry members! Wherever you stay in Madison, you'll find ways to make the very most of family time.



It’s not goodbye yet, is it?

We don't believe in mediocre moments here in the capital city. After a day of family fall adventures, relax and take in the views at Memorial Union Terrace.

Memorial Union Terrace in fall