Madison Tourism

Credited for being America’s most walkable city along with best road-biking city among a few more accolades like most vegetarian-friendly and gay-friendly city, not to mention even an environmentally friendly city, Madison is Wisconsin’s major draw when it comes to tourism. A beautiful geographical location amidst some 15000-odd tiny lakes; 4 major, bestow this city with a superior climate of humid continental. Given this fact, there is a huge window of time, from April to November that is considered to be the best time to visit Madison. There is so much one can do in this city, with the main highlight being a great night life and terrific restaurants. All you’ve got to hit the streets that are a blend of boho and urbane, often thriving with live performances. Post this jazz, if you carve some tranquility there is just enough outdoor in the nature’s lap where you can escape into nirvana!

Essential travel information and Madison tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- Central Time Zone; UTC-06:00
  • Currency- US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet- The voltage is 120 V/ 60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages- English is the official language Madison. Spanish is spoken too.
  • Security- Dial 911 for police, ambulance, or fire
  • Tipping- Although not customary, tipping is appreciated as a form of gratuity.
  • The Allied Drive neighbourhood, at the southern end of Madison needs a little more caution while exploring

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Madison

  • Save 4% Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
    Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison4 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Explore the city of Madison in a whole new way on a walking food tour! Over this three hour experiencesample classic Wisconsi...

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  • Save 21% Madison Puzzling Adventure
    Madison Puzzling AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    TurnMadison into a game while partaking on a2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while yousolve ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Madison before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Madison for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Madison.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.68 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.95 (Low)
    • Drug offense 36.59 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.59 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.29 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.9 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.76 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Madison is 203.32 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.64 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.78 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.42 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.69 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.31 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.74 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Madison

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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