Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Madison

Come and experience Madison and its live music, art galleries and theatre scene. This city's shopping, university setting and restaurants draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Wisconsin Historical Museum and Chazen Museum of Art. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Madison

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Madison a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Henry Vilas Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Memorial Union Terrace (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Vilas Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Vitense Golfland (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Yahara Hills Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Madison

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Madison is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Allen Centennial Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Olin Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Orton Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Vilas Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Tenney Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Madison

Fly into Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Madison?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 121 holiday lettings around Madison. From 53 houses to 29 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Madison?

Think of it. You and your crew, out on the veranda, appreciating incredible lake views with a tipple in hand. Our lakefront retreats are all about unhurried days and super chill nights. HomeAway has 20 holiday properties close to lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might like to go for a different style of holiday setting. HomeAway has a broad range of properties to pick from, including:

  • 19 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Madison?

Our hotels come in every shape and size. Whether you're here an unlimited or rather limited budget, we can help you find the right room. There are 77 options available on HomeAway. Rooms start at £35 per night. If that doesn't fit with your family's taste, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 66 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £61 per night.
  • Cottage: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £71 per night.

Can I stay in Madison in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable getaway is relaxing with friends and relatives in an amazing new place. If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help out. 10 hotel holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the leading option here for big groups. Properties in the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 26 properties to rent suitable for that size. Stay a night from just £99.
  • Looking for a place for 5 people? We have 22 that will serve you well. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent to suit 8 guests? You'll be pleased to find out we have 13 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just £146 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your brother and all your buddies to Madison.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Madison?

Show the door to boring cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Delight in the freedom of living like a local in an economical holiday rental instead. Have a look at the great options that can be booked now on HomeAway. Grabbing a holiday rental in or around Tenney-Lapham is a great way to avoid burning a hole in your wallet. We have 12 options and the average cost is £153 a night.