This Wisconsin City Was Just Named One of National Geographic Traveler’s Best Small Cities

Our fabulous capital city is getting some national recognition. The most recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine named Madison on it’s list of 29 “Cities on the Rise” from its February/March 2018 issue. Madison was named “greenest,” citing the capital city’s many parks, trails and bike-friendly culture. The list takes into account things like breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, pet-friendliness and even whether a town is artsy.

Most of us already knew how absolutely stellar Madison is, from it’s spectacular food scene to its location between two lakes and near numerous state parks, our state capitol is one of those spots that we love to visit but we kind of hope too many out-of-towners don’t find out about. Madison is still on the smaller side and can feel a bit like a hidden gem that we want to keep for ourselves. Here are just a few of the reasons that Madison is so darn awesome.

What other things do you love to do in Madison? Let us know in the comments.

Looking for more to do in Madison? Check out this amazing secret garden that makes for a perfect little retreat right in the city.