If you’re looking to get a way for a time by taking a short vacation with your family, or if you’re from the Mid-West area of the states, then I would suggest take a trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Some of the top 5 things to do in Madison, Wisconsin are:
- The Saturday Farmers’ Market that takes place on the Capitol Square every Saturday from April to November.
If you want to go to the market, it starts at 6:30 a.m. and is open until 2 p.m. There are roughly 200 area farmers who sell home grown produce, but the market is more than just produce! One of my personal favorites in the Farmers’ Market is the to-die-for Stella’s Bakery Cheese Bread. There are usually folk musicians playing on the corner, as well as coffee vendors that draw the Madison community to the square each and every Saturday morning.
- Attend a University of Wisconsin-Madison sporting event.
There are various sports that the university has to offer, such as volleyball, football, soccer, cross country, track and field, and basketball. The men’s basketball team came amazingly close to winning March Madness against Duke University, but one of the best teams that I’ve seen by far would be the Badgers women’s hockey.
- Take a jaunt through the Henry Vilas Zoo.
It’s one of my niece’s favorite places, as she loves seeing the Lions, Tigers, and Bears– “Oh-My!” A huge perk is that the zoo has free admission year-round. One of the exhibits to go and see is their most recently opened arctic passage that houses the animals of the arctic like the sea lions and polar bears.
- Take a relaxing stroll through the Arboretum.
What a great place to go out and take a stroll in the forest or rack up the miles on 6 miles of paved trail. One of the pluses of this experience is if you are a nature loving artist, you’ll be able to find excellent photo content throughout the nearly 20 miles of trails.
- Visit the Overture Center.
This place is great for various musicals, plays, and other performing art events. One of the events that my niece loves to go to when in season is “Kids in the Rotunda” This is yet another great free attraction for families with young kids to go and see award-winning folk singers and performers from across the country. It is entertaining and something that the whole family will get a kick out of. The season runs every Saturday from October to April, with performances throughout the day until 1 p.m.