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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
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This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the university, buzzes with activity day and night, offering a diverse array of coffeehouses, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and specialty shops.
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“people watching” (67 reviews)
“great street” (25 reviews)
Madison, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Madison is not complete without a stroll on State Street. Bars, restaurants, quirky shops, the Capital on one end and UW on the other. Fun, fun, fun!!

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked this street daily because the where we were staying but aside from that we did like that it had many food and coffee options. Basically anything you’d want. Also a few shopping stores plus badgers gear stores. Home of the cool Orpheum theater.

Thank travelingtoday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cutest part of Madison is State St. and the area around the capitol. The university buildings are pretty too. Plenty of shopping and places to eat on State St.!

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, clean, loaded with great restaurants and boutiques with the view of the amazing capital building. Fun to stroll up and down the streets and around the square. We had a beautiful October sunny 74 degree late afternoon and early evening day. The three of...More

Thank Zippincindy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shopping has always been a blast on State--with new stores and old standbys--LOVE Madison's State Street!

Thank SharonKay2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little "downtown" area that is filled with a variety of local shops and larger chain store like Urban Outfitters and UA. We walked the entire 3-4 block area and spent a few hours.

Thank Becky A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State street has everything from groceries to tons of great bars, multiple bookstores and Wisconsin appear all stores, and a very diverse selection of restaurants. There's also high quality living for students and non students at places like the hub and Statesider.

Thank cgold11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State is hard to find if driving. If walking right off of fraternity row. Outdoor bar seating and many restaurants and shops. Very eclectic.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fabulous shops and restaurants along State Street. Great for people watching on your way to the capitol. This is a pedestrian mall, so no cars are allowed for the majority of the street.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved the vibe and availability of so many eateries around the area. Must do if you are in town.

Thank meghali_mazumdar
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Linda G
1 June 2017|
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Response from Travelartgolf | Reviewed this property |
About 15 to 20 minutes. Worth it. May find places to check in between? We liked eating outside at the terrace there.
Lukas M
16 March 2015|
Response from interceptpubs | Reviewed this property |
yes, a lot of them do, except the fish, snakes, and other legless varieties. if you're asking if you see people walking animals (dogs, etc.) on state street, then yes, but on leashes (the animals that is).