Entertainment Options for Madison Corporate Housing ResidentsWhile Madison would not be characterized as a tourist hot spot, there is still much for residents to do in the city. The Mendota Lake and Monona Lake that beset either side of downtown are described as the city’s best kept secret. They offer unlimited sailing, fishing, and general natural beauty just steps from the downtown. Downtown is home to the famous State Street, where you will discover a wide variety of intriguing shops and dining choices such as Takara (Japanese), Zamba Brazillian Grill, and Hawk’s Bar and Grill. You can’t go wrong traipsing through this eclectic pedestrian mall.
Summer Activities in MadisonIn the summer, there are several local events and attractions for the Madison temporary housing resident. The Madison Farmer’s Market (AKA Dane County Farmer’s Market) is the largest producer-only farmer’s market in the state of Wisconsin, and much more than produce is sold there. “It is a kind of happening thing in the summer,” recounts Erik. “There is entertainment, Amish wares, bakery goods, and much more.” Also, if you happen to be in Madison for the Fourth of July celebrations, you will definitely want to attend the regionally well-known Rhythm and Booms Festival—a choreographed fireworks display that happens over the lakes.
Autumn Activities Near MadisonBreak out of your Madison furnished apartment in the fall and head west of Madison to enjoy the serene countryside in its fall splendor. Another popular fall location is Spring Green, home of the American Players Theatre, House on the Rock, and Taliesin. For the more adventurous autumn reveler, State Street hosts an annual Halloween party called Freak Fest, which has been described as Madison’s Mardi Gras.
Winter Activities in MadisonIn the winter, tenants in corporate housing Madison WI can try out the city’s winter activities. The nearby parks offer many cross country ski trails, and the Madison Parks Department maintains 12 open-to-the-public ice skating rinks in various locations throughout the city. Looking for something a little warmer? Check out the live music at the High Noon Saloon, the best possible place to go for live music!
Madison Dining Recommendations from a Local’s Point of ViewWhile staying in an Almost Home corporate apartment gives you the freedom to cook your own meals in our fully equipped kitchens, you may wish to dine out from time to time. If you so choose, your dining selection in Madison is nearly endless. To help with your decision, here are several places that one of our corporate apartment owners recommends:
- Lombardinos – a wonderful Italian restaurant and bar
- The Brass Ring – an upscale pub and micro brewery with live music every Thursday evening
- La Brioche: True Food – “Best coffee and brunch around!”