Explore Madison with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, flights, holiday packages and more!
Madison, capital of the state of Wisconsin, is said to be one of the most quintessentially American cities. It’s often listed as one of the best places to live in the US with its vibrant cultural offerings. Its museum and galleries are first rate, and the lakes offer a variety of sports in summer and winter. Madison prides itself in having several buildings designed by the Wisconsin-born architect Frank Lloyd Wright, such as the majestic lakefront convention centre
Start your city tour with the iconic
A 10-minute drive to the east takes you to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens on Madison’s waterfront, with a beautiful rose collection, a 50-foot-high, pyramid-shaped tropical conservatory and a gilded Thai pavilion. By Lake Wingra, the popular Henry Villas Zoo offers free entrance.
From Dane County Regional Airport, where your flight arrives, downtown Madison is only 20 minutes with a Madison hire car.
You’ll also be within driving distance to many other interesting cities.
From Dane County Regional Airport, pick up a Madison car hire from one of the following companies:
For a unique museum experience, head for
American cars usually have automatic transmission. Drive on the right side. An international driving permit is not compulsory but recommended. Carry it at all times along with ID (passport) and proof of insurance.
Speed limits vary from state to state; in general stick to 70mph on motorways. Beware that undertaking is not illegal in the US; to stay safe, don’t forget to signal before changing lanes.
Provided there is no oncoming traffic, you can turn right at red traffic lights. At a four-way stop, all cars should stop, and the one that arrived first sets off first followed by the others in the order of arrival.
Feeling inspired to start planning a visit to Madison and the rest of the US? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel and research the best attractions and activities.
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