Wisconsin tradition and natural beauty meet political activity and a constant influx of new ideas in the cool college town of Madison. Starting from the city's center"š€š"the State Capitol, set between two gorgeous lakes"š€š"downtown bustles with restaurants, breweries, theaters, galleries, shops, startups, and more, then segues into the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, where 40,000-plus Badgers pursue studies and Jump Around on football Saturdays. The city is full of eclectic neighborhoods, with restaurants, shops, parks, festivals, and additional discoveries to be made at every turn.
It's a smart, family-friendly, come-as-you-are place, with far more than 100 things to do in any of its four distinct seasons. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die adds a new round of eateries, breweries, events, and attractions that newcomers and longtimers alike won't want to miss. Please consider the book your starting point for exploring, or falling anew for, this vibrant, independently spirited city.