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Eat, Drink, Travel local in MADISON, WI

Here, you can discover countless dive bars, local craft breweries, unique restaurants and rare shops all within blocks — and that’s just the inside. Outside, there are 5 frozen lakes for biking, walking and skating, 270 parks for snowshoeing and 6,000 acres of nature for winter exploring.

In the capital city, it’s easy to dig into whatever you’re into. Cheers to the best winter weekend yet.

All In A Day: Live Like A Local Itinerary

Start your day the brunchy way

Madison has no shortage of delicious brunch menus with gluten free and vegan options aplenty.

Get out on the frozen lakes

Bike, skate, walk or roll onto Madison's frozen lakes right in the heart of Downtown.

Soak in art from around the world

Marvel at beautiful works of art at free art museums including the Chazen and MMoCA.

Connect with our craft beverage scene

Let Madison On Tap guide you through the capital city. Earn prizes and get discounts.

Discover Madison's most eccentric neighborhood

Take a gander down Williamson (Willy) Street, where the vibes are always right.

Catch a show

See some of the most famous up-and-coming artists at The Sylvee.

End your day with books, espresso and spirits all at once

Whether your night cap is coffee, alcohol or a good book, Leopold's has you covered.

Indulge in the Local Food Scene

From craft breweries to sushi, finding a foodie spot in Madison is easy. Savor local fare in the city with the most eateries per capita out of any city in the U.S.

Have an eventful trip

The party stays going in Madison all year long. Frigid festivals like Frozen Assets and Winter Carnival merge art and winter wonder all in one. Local dive bars, breweries, cideries and distilleries bring the fun with live music, trivia, drag bingo and more nearly every night.

Feeling jolly? Miracle on King Street is a holiday delight bringing all of the holiday spirit in one spot.