What To Do In Madison, WI… Fall Has It All!
Fall is a magical time in Madison. The trees are bursting with color and after the long hot summer, the weather is now crisp and cool which makes it a perfect time to get out and explore all that Madison has to offer. Many people visiting Madison for the first time may ask “What is there to do in Madison”? The answer is simple… everything! And it’s all just a hop, skip and jump away from Sleep Inn & Suites.
Madison is at its best in the Fall. It continues to be nationally recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, not to mention one of the friendliest too. There’s something for everyone in this great town, so let us give you a few ideas to get to know Madison:
Fall Food Festivals and Its Famous Farmers’ Market
Food Festivals are one of the most popular reasons people visit Madison in the Fall. There are so many to choose from it is sure to satisfy even the pickiest in the family. And with the Fall comes the most famous of them all – Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is held each year at Essen Haus and is a standing tradition in the heart of Madison. There are also tours and tastings galore at the local wineries and breweries.
Another local tradition is the Dane County Farmers Market. It is the largest producer-only Farmers Market. Local growers are present to share and sell their individual harvest for all to enjoy. The Farmers Market is located on Capitol Square and is open every Saturday and will move indoors to the Monona Terrace starting in November. The Farmers Market is a must see when visiting Madison! One more thing to check out is the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. It is the flagship of UW-Madison’s dairy program and is well known for its’ delicious rich and creamy homemade ice cream. Come and support the research and development of the future of America’s Dairyland.
Madison Activities For The Family
From picking pumpkins at Schuster’s Farm to picking apples at Eplegaarden, there is an abundance of activities for children of all ages – even the adults will enjoy them too! The Henry Vilas Zoo is still admission-free and is filled with exotic animals from all over the world. Stop by The Madison Children’s Museum and explore all the fun-filled and interactive exhibits that are sure to bring out the child in everyone. Another great find is the quirky National Mustard Museum just on the other side of Lake Mendota. Yes, a museum dedicated to culinary tastes of the all-American condiment! With the beautiful fall weather take a stroll through the Olbrich Botanical Gardens or take in all the beauty Wisconsin has to offer at The University of Wisconsin Arboretum.
University of Wisconsin Sports, Sports and More Sports
Fall is synonymous with Badger Football and the team is off to a thrilling start of the season. Camp Randall Stadium is a hub of activity surrounding the beloved UW Badgers. Tickets are available at the stadium so be sure to wear red and get caught up in the excitement of the traditional theme song of “Jump Around”. No need to explain – you’ll get it when you see it! But Football isn’t the only sport in town. Stop by the Kohl Center for all the action in Volleyball, Hockey and Basketball. Come and see why Madison is known all around the country as one of the best sports towns in America.
Sleep Inn & Suites Madison is right in the center of all the activities Madison has to offer. The staff of Sleep Inn is here to ensure you have a memorable time during your stay in Madison during the beautiful Fall season. Contact the front desk for any recommendations you may want while exploring this great city.
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