When is the best time to visit Madison?

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September is always the best time to visit Madison. The weather is consistently mild, with temperatures ranging from 65 to 78 degrees. School is back in session, so the streets are abuzz with rowdy coeds — the decibels go up even more if the Badgers have a home football game slated during your stay. And if you’re really lucky, you might just catch a few leaves changing colors, too.

Some may be hesitant to travel to the city during the harsh winter, but Madison proves to be a good cold-weather escape, too. Come during the winter to partake in ice fishing, ice skating, skiing and snowshoeing by candlelight.

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