Madison is a great place to visit! One of only a few cities in the world built on an isthmus, Madison has become a destination mecca for national and international meetings and conferences, offering both small town charm and a range of cultural and recreational opportunities usually found in much larger cities. Voted the Friendliest City in the Midwest, Madison sports the best of all worlds with incredible natural beauty, limitless outdoor recreation activities year-round, an amazing array of cultural opportunities, fabulous shopping, and superb dining. Downtown Madison, set on a narrow strip of land between two glacial lakes, is very pedestrian-friendly, and within walking distance of the Concourse Hotel. Read more about travel and lodging.