Madison, Wisconsin, was named the best place to live in the United States in 1996, so naturally, it’s also one of the best places to visit and take advantage of our great hotel deals.
One of the best attractions in Madison is State Street, where only pedestrians, buses and bikes are allowed. Lined with restaurants, espresso cafes and shops, it links the University of Wisconsin campus with the State Capitol square.
Another notable street in Madison is King Street–home to more upscale restaurants and cafes than are found on the student-oriented State Street. It’s also nestled in a great area to find excellent hotel deals on our site.
True to its reputation as a cold city, Madison, Wisconsin is perfect for several winter sports activities. Ice-skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, playing ice hockey and snowkiting are all common in the winter. In the summer, residents and hotel deal shoppers alike take to the outdoors for boating, sailing, biking and hiking.
Are you an avid cyclist? Madison is the place for you. Because of its extensive trail system and large population of bikers, it was named one of the healthiest cities in America by Men’s Journal in 2004. It also has dedicated bike lanes throughout the city, and it has a very active cyclist culture.
Madison boasts a diverse and vibrant music scene for the entertainment seeker. It has several notable music venues including the Barrymore Theatre on the east side to the Annex on the west side. For developing and indie rock bands, there’s the High Noon Saloon closer to downtown. And for large, national acts, visit the Orpheum or the UW Theatre. With all these locations for music, you might have to take advantage of our hotel deals and book a few extra nights in Madison!
If you’re into art and museum browsing, Madison doesn’t disappoint. There’s the UW-Madison Chazen Museum of Art, the Wisconsin Historical Museum, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the Madison Children’s Museum and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The city also ohosts an annual Art Fair on the Square and the complementary Art Fair off the Square. You’ll have many things to write home about with our amazing hotel deals!
Finally, Madison is known as a sports city–primarily because of the University of Wisconsin’s wide range of teams. However, it’s never really made its mark in the professional sports arena. If you want to see some fierce competition, be sure to check out a UW hockey or basketball game at a local venue in Madison.
There’s so much to see and do in Madison, and our hotel deals make it all affordable and fun!