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Ways to enjoy a Madison Spring

 

The month of April is halfway through, and the feelings of spring are fresh in the air. The city of Madison is slowly waking up from its hibernation as restaurants, shops and city activities slowly return to a normal state. So as the weather warms up, get out and go explore!

Grab a bite to eat someplace new,

Yola’s Cafe:

Throughout the month of April, Yola’s Cafe is supporting the Dane County Humane Society so that for every Waffle of the Month purchased, a portion of the proceeds will go toward DCHS! The current Waffle of the Month is a blueberry lemon waffle, and you can also find coffee, tea and smoothies to purchase as well. Go support a great cause!

https://www.giveshelter.org/events/waffle-of-the-month-at-yolas-cafe

Settle Down Tavern:

This restaurant came new to Madison during 2020 and already has established a great reputation for itself. While it is known for its signature burgers, the menu also contains great vegetarian options and has an extensive drink menu that does Wisconsin proud. With reasonable prices and a fun atmosphere, Settle Down makes a great place to check out with friends and family. 

https://www.settledownmadison.com/home

Reacquaint yourself with the beauty of Madison,

Blue Mounds State Park: 

Only about 30 minutes outside of Madison, this Wisconsin state park offers views from the highest hills in Southern Wisconsin. It is a great place to hike, bike, and camp this spring and summer! 

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https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/bluemound

Olbrich Botanical Gardens:

Located right in Madison, Olbrich contains 16 acres of outdoor gardens for you to stroll through, as well as an indoor, tropical conservatory containing a rushing waterfall, exotic flowers, and free-flying birds. 

Fun Fact: There is a Thai pavilion found within the outdoor garden that is only one of four found outside of Asia. 

http://www.olbrich.org/visit/hours.cfm

Visit Madison’s returning staple attraction,

Dane County Farmers’ Market:

The time has finally come where the DCFM is back in person and outdoors! 

The traditional market is now being located in the parking lot of the Alliant Energy Center. While customers can still pre-order, you are welcome to spontaneously shop around the various stands, and go reconnect with the local farmers and vendors as they offer fresh eggs, cheese, vegetables, herbs, meat, honey, etc.!

https://dcfm.org/markets/saturday-market-at-alliant-energy-center

So as spring is finally here in Madison, venture outside, grab a bite to eat, embrace the warm weather and support your local Madison businesses! 

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