Visit Madison - Best of Madison

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!

Madison Travel Tips

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

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Madison Tours for you

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

  • 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 31% Madison Puzzling Adventure
    Madison Puzzling AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Turn Madison into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, whi...

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Facts and Stats for Madison*

  • Pollution Statistics in Madison

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

    • Air Pollution 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.16 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.32 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 13.16 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 7.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.68 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 3.95 (Very Low)
  • Madison: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Madison for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Madison.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.77 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.88 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.13 (Low)
  • Living in Madison - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Madison is 211.98 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.23 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.64 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.73 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.58 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.8 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 139.54 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Madison

    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 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.2 USD

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

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