Heart of Downtown Madison
There's no place like State Street -- a unique place in downtown
Madison alive with activity every day of the week and featuring block
after block of specialty shops, art galleries, gift stores, women's
boutiques, ethnic shops, theaters, museums, restaurants and outdoor
Linking the Capitol Square with the University of Wisconsin campus, State
Street is a shopper's paradise. State Street is a pedestrian
mall lined with over 200 unique shops and specialty stores featuring
books, CD's, jewelry, gifts, arts, crafts, college apparel, sporting
goods, women's fashions, specialty foods and much more. You can even find
bicycles, army gear, hats, eyeglasses, cigars, chocolate and ice cream.
For the fun little gift or that really special item, there really is
something for everyone on State Street!
Madison has often been referred to as having more restaurants per
capita than any other American city. And State Street is noted not
only for the large number of great restaurants but also for its eclectic
range of ethnic restaurants. From Afghan, Greek, Italian, Japanese,
Mediterranean and Vietnamese to hamburgers and brats, deli, coffee shops,
continental and gourmet dining, you can find whatever you're hungry for on
State Street. With over 60 restaurants and over 20 outdoor sidewalk
cafes to choose from, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at a
different eatery every day of the week!
While enjoying State
Street's shopping and dining, you can also experience the State
Capitol, museums, theatrical performances and lively nightlife. The State
Capitol schedules free tours daily; the Madison Children's Museum features exhibits and hands on activities for the whole family; the State
Historical Museum highlights Wisconsin's past & present; and the Wisconsin
Veterans Museum and Madison Art Center are also favorite attractions. The Madison Civic Center
showcases top quality local and national theatrical performances, dance,
opera and other entertainment.
The twinkling lights
lining State Street come to life at night as does State Street. From
great local breweries and taverns featuring specialty beers and drinks
to cigar bars, comedy clubs, music, and entertainment, there are a
variety of fun-loving establishments to fit every occasion so you can
enjoy State Street long into the evening!
State Street's Got It All!
With over 200 shops and stores, over 60 restaurants, over 20
sidewalk cafes, and excellent theaters and museums, there's always something to
see and do on State Street. And parking is convenient and
easy with over 4,000 parking spaces nearby!
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