What happens when one of the biggest party schools in the nation intermingles with a culture of cheese enthusiasts and craft beer aficionados? The result is a city that's both bustling and laid back, where people often visit and tend to stay. Madison is nestled between two gorgeous lakes, which--in the summer months--transform into the go-to spot for beer sipping and boating activities. To add to the appeal, the Wisconsin capital boasts an array of lively farmer's markets and charming local festivals that make the city a popular Midwest weekend destination. Do you have a favorite Madison festival? We'd love to hear about it! Fest on, friends!