For a real insiders view of Madison, step out and explore nearby areas such as Madison, Middleton - West Madison, and Downtown Madison.
Visitors to Monona, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, should head to the cultural attractions nearby. There are plenty of excellent destinations where you can spend a few hours such as the Madison Children's Museum, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Book tickets for a couple of the magical live shows at Orpheum Theater and the Overture Center for the Arts. There are a number of interesting galleries to enjoy nearby including the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chazen Art Museum.
While you are in the Monona area, you can see the Wisconsin Badgers college basketball team in winter go into battle at Kohl Center. True sports nuts also have the opportunity to tour the locker rooms and visit the VIP boxes of Kohl Center by signing up for a fascinating behind the scenes tour.
When it’s time to rest your weary head after discovering the charming streets of Monona, check in to one of the area’s convenient short and long stay accommodation options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Hyatt Place Madison Downtown, the Sheraton Madison Hotel, and the popular Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club.