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Football Saturday in Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

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It's easy to understand how Madison, Wisconsin was named one of the top small cities in the US by Nat Geo Travel.

I lived in Madison for 6 years, and I think it will always have a piece of my heart. There's nothing quite like the feeling of drinking a cold beer at the Memorial Union Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota. 

Football is certainly a highlight of Madison, and die hard football fans will not be disappointed by the nations top college football town. However, Madison has activities for people of all ages and interests. From outstanding bars and restaurants to beautiful outdoor walks, runs, and bikes, it's hard to have a bad time.

With 2 lakes surrounding the city, Madison is an absolute dream in the summer and fall. My hope is that you leave Madison loving it as much as I do!

Guide Highlights

Football Saturdays
A vetted list of how to spend a Saturday in the best college football town in America

Things to do during and after football season
While we love Badger football, Madison is great for a million other reasons. You'll love the outdoor and museum recommendations!

Guide Features

Local Food
Healthy Food
Foodie Favorites
Laid-back or Relaxation
Water Sports
Photo spots
Hidden Gems
Public Transportation


Home of beer, cheese, and the Badgers!

Ranked the #1 college football town in the nation by Sports Illustrated, there's a ton of fun to be had in Madison. This guide includes the inside scoop on how to spend a football Saturday, where to stay, bar and restaurant recommendations, how to get around, things to do during and after football season, and last but not least, an entire page dedicated to cheese curds.

This guide crafted by:

Kristin Kirkegaard

Originally from WI, Kristin is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy student in CO. The outdoors and her dog, Mowgli, are her favorite things.

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