Madison, WI

Destination Location

  • 43.073052, -89.401230:primary
  • 43.139878, -89.337505:secondary


Minutes from the beautiful rural countryside, Madison, Wisconsin is located in the heart of the Midwest. Also known as the City of Four Lakes, Madison is one of two isthmuses in North America, surrounding it with bodies of water on all sides. This city has a vibrant and burgeoning population of college students and grads, which has resulted in a young, engaged and creative culture. Home to some of the biggest libraries in North America, Madison is more than just a college town: the seat of the state government, this city is also a progressive business and cultural hub, and hosts a collection of eclectic neighborhoods that blend rustic woods, lakeside living and urban development.

With almost 400 public parks, there is plenty of green space to enjoy, including a massive 1200 acre Arboretum which hosts hikers, bikers, photographers, and researchers alike. The centrality of life on an Isthmus means that just about all the locals own a bicycle, something Madison is known for nation-wide, as the area boasts more bikes than cars! Renting a bicycle in Madison is easy and allows quick access to the many beautiful waterfront bike paths.

When visiting Madison, residents would tell you the best experience is the local experience. No city does organic cuisine like Madison. From the farmers' markets and restaurants, Madison's prominent history of supporting locally produced and consumed food reaches back over a hundred years. From craft beers to avant-garde chefs, Madisonians are at the forefront of the local food movement and have plenty of restaurants that showcase grower's goods.

This dedication to local food producers is captured in many of Madison's restaurant's philosophies. L'Etoile Restaurant and Harvest Restaurant come highly recommended, as does Lombardino's, an Italian style restaurant which prides itself on relationships with local farmers. The nationally renowned Dane County Farmers' Market is another way to eat green, and a great experience for any visitor.

In addition to a plethora of world class dining options, Madison also boasts an impressive collection of museums and is home to an innovative community of artists, producing a wide variety of progressive and traditional artwork. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is a must see for art virtuosos of all walks, as is Silver Buckle Press, a letterpress printing museum dedicated to preserving its craft through educational programming, publications, exhibitions and tours.

This uniquely beautiful waterfront city is waiting to be explored! Book your trip to Madison and experience all this creative and progressive city has to offer. For more information, go to

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Destination basics

The weather in Madison, like most of the Midwest, offers up significant seasonal temperature differences. Humid spring and summer months yield average temperatures from 16 C (62 F) to 28 C (83 F). Winter temperatures average between -12 C (10 F) and 5 C (42 F), while autumn yields average temperatures between 4 C (39 F) and 14 C (57 F).

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