Winter Getaway Idea: Madison

By Paul Smirl

Wisconsin’s capital and second largest city, Madison is a beacon of vibrancy and excitement during the winter as well. Home to our state’s government and flagship University, Madison is a one-of-a-kind town that won’t let the cold drag it down.

Performances in Madison

With an array of great performance venues around town, Madison visitors will have a hard time picking which great shows to attend this winter. Here are some venues we recommend that have performances throughout the winter:

Outdoor Fun

If you’re looking for some kid-friendly snow-covered fun, be sure to check out Warner Park, Olbrich Park and Elver Park, all of which play host to a sledding hill and an outdoor ice skating rink.

Indoor Fun: Spa Central

Madison offers the respite you need from a vacation of show-going, sledding and ice skating. Swing by Kneaded Relief Day Spa, Renu Massage and Day Spa or Elevation Salon and Spa for a rejuvenating experience.

Dining in Madison

Madison is the perfect place to visit if you love to dine! Here are five insider recommendations for mouthwatering eats in the Madison area.

Hotels & Accomodations

When you visit Madison, you'll find boutique hotels and modest motels, convenient options for overnight accommodations as well as extended stays. Wherever you lay your head, you'll wake up with anticipation of all there is to see and do during your visit!

From late-January through early-February, more than 20 hotels offer reduced rates set at $75, $100, and $125 during Madison Hotel Week. More than twenty local hotels team up to offer great rates to help you create a memorable Madison experience. Here are just a few favorites:

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