Amy+Marla's Guidebook

Amy+Marla
Amy+Marla's Guidebook

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This is gorgeous Picnic Point - close to our home, parking easily available, super sweet stroll with magnificent Lake Mendota / cityscape views.
2000 University Bay Dr
2000 University Bay Drive
This is gorgeous Picnic Point - close to our home, parking easily available, super sweet stroll with magnificent Lake Mendota / cityscape views.
The entrance to the UW Arboretum is near our home - it’s within doable biking distance :) 1,200 acres of preserved prairies / forests / wetlands with 17 miles of walking trails. Free admission.
1207 Seminole Dr
1207 Seminole Drive
The entrance to the UW Arboretum is near our home - it’s within doable biking distance :) 1,200 acres of preserved prairies / forests / wetlands with 17 miles of walking trails. Free admission.
Lovely Lake Wingra is within walking distance but you could bike around it including the Arboretum as a very doable loop.
Knickerbocker Street & Arbor Drive
Lovely Lake Wingra is within walking distance but you could bike around it including the Arboretum as a very doable loop.
The Lake Monona Bike Loop is accessible from the bike path running through our back yard. We highly recommend taking a few hours to do this if you’re up for this type of sightseeing - it’ll be about 20 miles(ish).
Lake Monona
The Lake Monona Bike Loop is accessible from the bike path running through our back yard. We highly recommend taking a few hours to do this if you’re up for this type of sightseeing - it’ll be about 20 miles(ish).
16 acres of gardens including a tropical conservatory, rose garden and the infamous Thai pavilion.
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
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16 acres of gardens including a tropical conservatory, rose garden and the infamous Thai pavilion.
This is not just for students - everyone in Madison loves hanging out here :) Gorgeous Lake Mendota views with beers and many food options. Try Babcock ice cream there (produced from the cows on campus, no joke)!
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University of Wisconsin - Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
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This is not just for students - everyone in Madison loves hanging out here :) Gorgeous Lake Mendota views with beers and many food options. Try Babcock ice cream there (produced from the cows on campus, no joke)!

Neighborhoods

Stroll along beloved / quirky east-side “Willy Street” - lots of yummy eats and cool local businesses to support :)
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Williamson Street
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Stroll along beloved / quirky east-side “Willy Street” - lots of yummy eats and cool local businesses to support :)
Stroll around downtown Capitol Square and then head down State Street - yummy eats, awesome shops, food trucks, ped-mall vibe.
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Madison
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Stroll around downtown Capitol Square and then head down State Street - yummy eats, awesome shops, food trucks, ped-mall vibe.

Food scene

Classic east-side diner - comfort food that will stuff your bellies on the best way. Ask for their famous cashew gravy (and put it on whatever you order 🤣)
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Monty's Blue Plate Diner
2089 Atwood Avenue
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Classic east-side diner - comfort food that will stuff your bellies on the best way. Ask for their famous cashew gravy (and put it on whatever you order 🤣)
Sip with the sunset at the Boathouse (part of Edgewater Hotel but accessed by long outdoor stairs heading down to the pier.
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The Boathouse
305 W Park Ave
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Sip with the sunset at the Boathouse (part of Edgewater Hotel but accessed by long outdoor stairs heading down to the pier.
Feel like just staying in? This delish Thai food is close by with quick pick up / delivery. Any curry dish and the veggie egg rolls come highly recommended :)
Sa Bai Thai Cuisine
4440 NE 131st Pl
Feel like just staying in? This delish Thai food is close by with quick pick up / delivery. Any curry dish and the veggie egg rolls come highly recommended :)
Within walking distance (10-12 mins) from our home - lovely ambiance, quality cuppas - get adventurous with one of their seasonal concoctions :)
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Colectivo Coffee - Monroe St.
2530 Monroe Street
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Within walking distance (10-12 mins) from our home - lovely ambiance, quality cuppas - get adventurous with one of their seasonal concoctions :)
Quirky east-side spot with a small but yummy menu - great ambiance.
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Weary Traveler Freehouse
1201 Williamson Street
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Quirky east-side spot with a small but yummy menu - great ambiance.
It’s been there forever (downtown - on the Square) so it feels like ya just gotta check it out but beware of long wait times due to its popularity.
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The Old Fashioned
23 North Pinckney Street
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It’s been there forever (downtown - on the Square) so it feels like ya just gotta check it out but beware of long wait times due to its popularity.
Great ambiance - a bit pricey due to the location downtown but the sushi is fresh and delicious. Best cheese curds in town, believe it or not!
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Tavernakaya
27 E Main St
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Great ambiance - a bit pricey due to the location downtown but the sushi is fresh and delicious. Best cheese curds in town, believe it or not!
Amazing brews but I’m all about their GORGEOUS back courtyard!
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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
123 East Doty Street
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Amazing brews but I’m all about their GORGEOUS back courtyard!