Madison Travel Guide


Photo of Madison Photo: Rick Dikeman, via Wikimedia Commons [public domain]

Plan Your Madison Vacation

Widely known as one of America’s most beautiful river towns, Madison has a rich past as a port town along the Ohio River during the early 1800s, so much that it was dubbed a gateway to the West. While today this proud town of 13,000 is known more for shopping and dining than it is for shipping, its merchants and innkeepers have done a stellar job of preserving that small-town charm. They love Madison and it shows. Winery tasting rooms, antiques shops, and bed-and-breakfasts are icons of the town’s newest incantation.


Madison Hotels

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Madison Restaurants

Find the best Madison restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

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Things To Do in Madison

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


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