Who says romance is reserved for February 14? Surprise your loved one with a getaway to Greater Madison and don't worry, we don't mind if you take the credit!
There is no shortage of culinary experiences to discover in Madison, with a wealth of restaurants and dedication to farm-to-table philosophies. Take your special someone to a romantic spot and you'll receive Midwestern hospitality, a charming atmosphere and cuisine devoted to our agricultural heritage. L'Etoile, Tornado Steakhouse and Cento are all known for their atmosphere and award-winning cuisine.
Spas and Relaxation
Take the scenic drive to the Wisconsin Dells to experience a couples massage at Sundara, a secluded inn and spa designed to relax your body and energize your soul. Another option is Indulge Spa, offering a full menu of health and beauty treatments for men and women. For romance in an outdoor setting, try ice skating at one of our city parks or at The Edgewater hotel—considered to be Madison's take on New York's Rockefeller Center. Their rink is open to the public and has beautiful views of Lake Mendota.
Live music greets you at many pubs and clubs in the downtown area, including the Ivory Room Piano Bar. Read our Bars and Nightlife page to map out your plans. Ho-Chunk Gaming is another hot spot, with over 1,100 slot machines and poker tables. For performances, nothing beats Overture Center for the Arts, featuring everything from ballet to Broadway in a stunning downtown complex.