if you go
if you go
Frontier Airlines has a nonstop flight from Reagan National to Madison with an early-September fare of $246 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
1501 Monroe St.
A hip hotel with fun cocktail hours, an outdoor lounge, an energetic staff and bright, spacious rooms. Located near the University of Wisconsin, home of Badger football. (It’s across from Camp Randall Stadium.) Rooms from $149.
WHERE TO EAT
The Old Fashioned
23 N. Pinckney St.
Try more than 150 beers and dozens of locally made cheeses and experience the Wisconsin tradition of Friday fish fry, Saturday prime rib and Sunday wood-fired chicken. Entrees start at $6.95 for a Wisconsin grilled cheese and run up to $28.95 for prime rib.
Tornado Steakhous e
116 S. Hamilton St.
Enjoy a steak and an old-fashioned at this traditional supper club, where you feel transported to the mid-century, even though smoking a Lucky Strike is forbidden. Entrees start at $19.
WHAT TO DO
Dane County Farmers Market
The 2012 Saturday Outdoor Market is on Capitol Square every Saturday through Nov. 10. Also try the 2012 Wednesday Outdoor Market, 200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, every Wednesday through Nov. 7.
National Mustard Museum
7477 Hubbard Ave., Middleton
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays until Labor Day. Free.
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