Hey New York, Meet Madison.

It's time you enjoy a weekend getaway where travel time takes a back seat to making memories.

Five boroughs to five lakes in just 2.5 hours?! You better believe it, thanks to quick direct flights to Madison, which means there’s more time to spend soaking up all fall has to offer in our capital city: fall colors, fall flavors and Badger fandom to name a few. And did we mention we love to throw a good party? We've got a full slate of festivals and fairs, alongside all of the year-round things to do in Madison, Wisconsin.

We might not be the city that never sleeps, but we get in a whole lot of good vibes before we head to bed. See for yourself. Find flights to Madison. >>

Best at Fests

Madison loves a good party, and we have one for just about anything. Beer. Trolls. Cheese. Bikes. Lakes. Art. Fire. Mustard. That's just the beginning.

Not a week goes by in September or October without a festival or fair, and not a day goes by without live music, from outdoor concerts to headlining acts and dive bar superstars.

Cheers to new memories

What makes Madison's craft beverage scene special? It's the people behind the drink. Our brewers, distillers and bartenders each bring their own flavors to the city. 

Speaking of flavors, ours are world class. Literally. We're one of Punch's five best drinking cities in the WORLD for 2023. 

Feed your curiosity

Our food is hard to beat. Just look at our biggest and brightest. The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers' market in the U.S. Four of our chefs have earned Best of the Midwest James Beard Awards. And we're credited as being the true catalyst for the farm-to-table movement.


Lake life is different here. It's for the adventurers and the relaxers. It's a natural escape just steps away from big-city vibes. Our numbers don't lie: Five local lakes. 270 acres of green space. More than 200 miles of trails for biking and hiking. 150 parks. 40 BCycle electric bike rental stations.

Lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Kegonsa and Waubesa are the backdrops for everything we do. And trust us, we do a lot. Kayaking. Fishing. Sailing. Canoeing. Windsurfing. Nothing is off-limits.