College Life and Culture in Madison, WI
Beer, bratwurst, and biking, in Wisconsin’s capital.
Wisconsin’s state capital is consistently ranked as one of the country’s brainiest and greenest cities. Home to the University of Wisconsin, the city has a robust population (235,000 and counting), endless outdoor activities, and some of the best arts—and brats—for miles. It’s a winning combination of laid-back and energetic that’s perfect for families.
Ella's Deli & Ice Cream Parlor
Stop at this old-fashioned shop, where families share overstuffed Reubens, fried pickles, and hot-fudge sundaes with grilled pound cake.
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
This hotel has a pool and views of Lake Nonona—not to be confused with Lake Mendota, just across the isthmus.
State Street Brats
Hit State Street Brats for a taste of the famed local bratwurst.
Do like the UW Badgers and hang out at this Italianate-style palace, with a terrace that has prime lake views.