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Madison is a quintessential American city and an ideal tourist destination in any season! Get sailing in the Summer months, don your ice skates in Winter, bring your cycling shorts for Spring activities, and prepare to have loads of Halloween fun in the Fall.

Lying to the west of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, Madison boasts a proud legacy in immigration, liberal politics, and farming. As a place blessed with beautiful lakes and a wealth of important history, this state capital is popular for its historical landmarks and fantastic sporting activities. The city was built on an isthmus, a section of land surrounded by four lakes: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa, and Lake Waubesa. The four seasons of each year help to create different but equally enjoyable reasons to visit Madison and provide a variety of settings for tourists to enjoy. During the summer months, you can spend time on Madison’s lakes sailboarding, canoeing, kayaking, or on a cruise tour. In Winter the fun continues undiminished by the lower temperatures that create great attractions including ice fishing, sledding, and cross country skiing. In Spring the list of best activities to undertake include following bike trails along lakeshores or visiting a popular indoor venue like the Madison Children’s Museum. During Autumn there is farm-related fun in the shape of pumpkin picking, hayrides, and haunted houses to explore. Fans of history and architecture will find Madison very compelling. Begin with a trip to the Wisconsin Historical Museum to discover more about the state’s immigrant and farming legacies. Follow on with a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building - a venue recommended as one of the top three things to do in the city. Outdoors the Capital City State Trail will take you past Monona Terrace, a lakefront convention centre designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Madison’s connection with the architect has provided the area with some amazing properties including his Taliesin Estate that is situated just to the west of the city. Finally, no US city can host a fair quite like Madison! Highlights from the busy event calendar include Art Fair on the Square and the mouth-watering Yum Yum Fest. The former is organised by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and celebrates painting, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. The latter is a fiesta of culinary delights that invites locals and visitors to sample the best of Madison’s flourishing and diverse foodie scene.