In the capital city, you’ll find connection on every corner. 

5 lakes, 270+ parks, 6,000 acres of nature — and that’s just the outside. Inside, breweries are flowing, eateries are innovating, and bands are jammin’ all within blocks. No matter the day, it’s easy to reconnect to what you love this fall.

Indulge in the Local Food Scene

Relax on a patio with a view and reconnect with those who matter most while savoring the local fare. From fine dining to fish fries, finding a foodie spot here is easy — we have the most eateries per capita out of any city in the U.S.

All in a Day: A Relaxing Itinerary

Start Your Day at the Dane County Farmers' Market

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

Enjoy coffee with a view

Grab a coffee on State Street and admire the fall colors. (Photo by @cedarsiouxphotography)

Explore Madison's art scene

Find art from across the world at Madison's FREE art museums.

Walk through the history of Frank Lloyd Wright

Learn about one of Madison's most famous residents at the Monona Terrace Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit.

Catch a sweet fish fry

It's no secret the city of lakes offers some incredible fish fries.

Catch a world-class show

Catch a show at the stunning Overture Center for the Arts.

End your day with a night cap

There are plenty of sweet sips to find at one of our local distilleries.

Where to Stay & Rejuvenate 

Wake up with a view of a glittering lake or cozy up in a bed & breakfast, all romantic and quaint. Wherever you stay in Madison, you'll find rest and relaxation your way.

It’s not goodbye yet, is it?

We don't believe in mediocre moments here in the capital city. Take in the changing colors of the season by exploring one of our essential fall hikes in Madison.

Two men take a fall stroll in Madison