Why Fly to Madison?

The answer is simple. Madison, Wisconsin is an unexpected vacation destination that exceeds expectations. It's a place where you can get from downtown to lakeshore in minutes thanks to our lake-city-lake landscape. You can dine on farm-fresh food made by James Beard award honorees or culinary up-and-comers. And you can find culture around every corner. Not to mention, the summer temps are just right and the things to do are many.

Booking a direct flight to Madison means there’s more time to spend bopping from your hotel to the five lakes to the country's largest producer-only farmers' market to an outdoor festival to a free museum and more. 

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Madison is home to five lakes: Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Kegonsa and Waubesa.

Madison's lakes are for everyone

You don't need to bring equipment or be a master lake navigator to enjoy the water in Madison. Fifty percent of the shorelines in Madison are public and our friends at Brittingham Boats, Wingra Boats, Marshall Boats, Rutabaga and Outdoor UW have made it easy to rent a variety of watercraft for a small price.

Prefer to sit back and let someone else do the driving? Look no further than Betty Lou Cruises, which offers public and private charters six days a week. Or book a pontoon from Madison Boats from the dock of the historic Edgewater Hotel.

Fly to the Freshest Food

When you hop on a flight to Madison, you're just hours away from finding your new favorite dish. The culinary scene in Madison is well-decorated, underrated and ready to be celebrated. Madison is home to the country's largest producer-only farmers' market, where you can shop alongside some of the city's best chefs and try iconic Madison treats like Stella's Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread and Chris and Lori's Bakehouse scones

Food should always fit your lifestyle and Madison makes that a priority. Vegan and plant-based eating is strongly embraced, so much so it's rare to find a menu without veggie options. And in a state known for its beer, Madison stands out as a mecca for mocktails and N/A drinks

Patio season is a must in Madison. We love dining al fresco on gorgeous patios and waterfront restaurants. From global fare to gluten-free bakeries, the best restaurants in Madison are waiting for you.

Culture around every corner

What does a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest collecting art museum on a Big 10 campus and a jazz club owned by an internationally renowned saxophonist have in common? They're all found in Madison. That's in addition to four free museums, incredible live music venues, iconic festivals and more.

Arts and culture is not just for the observers, but for the doers. There are dozens of visitor-friendly classes and workshops that allow you to become the crafter, maker or innovator.