The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Madison, Wis.

if you go

GETTING THERE

Frontier Airlines has a nonstop flight from Reagan National to Madison with an early-September fare of $246 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Red

1501 Monroe St.

608-819-8228

www.hotelred.com

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.

608-310-4545

theoldfashioned.com

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.

608-256-3570

www.tornadosteakhouse.com

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

608-455-1999

dcfm.org

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

800-438-6878

mustardmuseum.com

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays until Labor Day. Free.

INFORMATION

www.visitmadison.com

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