If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in Madison, Olbrich Gardens is where you need to go. Located just 3 miles from downtown Madison, Olbrich Gardens is a great place to visit to distress and enjoy some beautiful scenery. The Outdoor Garden is free and open to the public every Tuesday to Sunday, and the indoor Bolz Conservatory is just $2 to visit (currently closed due to COVID-19).
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Pizza Brutta is one of the best wood-fired Neapolitan pizza places in Madison. They currently have one location in Madison, on Monroe street, which opened back in 2009. I have been going to Pizza Brutta for years and it is one of my favorite pizza places in the city. Their pies are a perfect size. At ~11 inches with a thinner crust, one pie is perfect to satisfy your appetite.
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Lake Monona is the second largest lake in Madison, behind Lake Mendota, with an area of 3,359 acres and a max depth of 74 feet. In the summer you will see tons of kayakers, paddleboarders, and canoers enjoying the water, and plenty of sailboats on windy days. Lake Monona is also great for fishing. It is home to Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon, and Catfish.
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