Things To Do in Wisconsin: Madison

Rachel Seis
| October 25, 2023 | 2 Minute Read
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Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Madison.

Eat & Stay

Osteria Papavero

Rustic Italian is the name of the game at this AAA Approved casual-contemporary restaurant. Their lunch menu features panini sandwiches, pasta of the day, soups and salads.

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club's restaurant dining room


The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

With a prime location on Capitol Square and just steps away from Overture Center for the Arts and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, this AAA Three Diamond hotel has clean and contemporary rooms, a lobby restaurant and bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and stunning views of the Capitol building.

Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse

This swanky AAA Three Diamond steakhouse a block off of Capitol Square has ultimate date-night appeal, serving elegant takes on steak and seafood in an elevated supper club-style setting.

Exterior view of Michelangelo’s Coffee House


Michelangelo’s Coffee House

This independently owned coffee shop serves fair-trade, socially conscious coffee in an arty space just off the Square. Feeling peckish? Try their sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries, muffins and desserts.

Eat & Stay 

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Explore the works of this gorgeous museum with a permanent collection that includes nearly 6,000 pieces from global and Wisconsin-based artists. 

Exterior of the Overture Center for the Arts at dusk Martin Jenich Photography

Overture Center for the Arts

From paintings to photography to performing arts, Overture Center is a spectacular hub for enjoying a multitude of art forms. There, you’ll find seven performance spaces and four galleries where Broadway tours, national and international touring artists, resident theater companies, and local artists present their work.

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