Jefferson is located approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from Milwaukee and 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Chicago.
Even though Southwest Wisconsin is a little off the beaten track, there are still plenty of things to do and see in the vicinity of Jefferson. If you've enough time, head 12 miles (19 kilometers) where you'll find Whitewater. Here you can visit the Irvin L. Young Auditorium and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Organize some transport and head out to Janesville, a shopping and transport center for the region, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from Jefferson. The city offers a number of attractions, such as Palmer Park, Rotary Botanical Gardens and Traxler Park. Janesville Mall, Lincoln-Tallman House and Riverside Park are good places to visit.
Get some down time upon the region's waters by going canoeing or boating. A fun way to experience the wild landscapes in the area around Jefferson is to sign up for a ice skating or horse riding tour.
When booking your trip to Jefferson, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport, Dane County Regional Airport, is located in in Madison, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.