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Best things to do in Madison

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Gastropub
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“Locally sourced fare prepared by some of Madison’s best chefs. Classy casual over looking the capital. ”
30 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Very close and has most larger retail stores and Nordstrom Rack is close by.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a drink and a bite. A staple neighborhood spot. Low-key with a slightly punked out edge. Live music if you stay late enough”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of my favorite places to have a nice meal! Cozy, hip, casual atmosphere and amazing food!”
24 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants in Madison. The best meal of my life was bought here. It’s has a beautiful design and is feet from the shores of Lake Monona. ”
25 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“We love pizza delivery from here! Try the Fetalicious... yum yum. If you dine in they have comedy shows in the basement. Can be a fun entertainment while you dine!”
20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This splendid three-story glass structure is undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive architectural landmarks. ”
14 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“We LOVE the Arboretum. It is a great hike with the family or a nice scenic jog for the runners out there!”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just a half mile walk up Johnson St to one of the best pizza places in Madison!”
19 locals recommend
University
“Just read that it is the thirteenth best University in the US. Go Badgers.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great local produce and farm to table. Hearty helpings and always reliable. Not very large tables, ideal for 4 people or less. ”
25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Beautiful diner food, with a full page of vegan options in addition to their regular fare. So good. And don't forget to try a piece of their pie!”
16 locals recommend
Café
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“cash only, and open until 2pm daily. Best Scones in town and kids play area upstairs. ”
18 locals recommend
Café
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“Funky vibe with great coffee, food and beer. Also hosting story slams every week.”
14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Nice walk to the end of a penninsula in Lake Mendota. Great view of the Lake/Captiol at the end. Several places to stop and have a picnic. ”
18 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Amazing beer selection. Fries are to die for. Varied menu that supports different price points. ”
23 locals recommend