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State Street

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Address: Madison, WI
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This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square...

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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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison

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Busy downtown area

The street is great for a stroll or for getting a bite to eat at an outdoor table. Pleasant place to stroll.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Palm Springs, California
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The street is great for a stroll or for getting a bite to eat at an outdoor table. Pleasant place to stroll.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to shop local, eat and stroll with out too much concern for vehicle traffic ( primarily only buses).

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

State Street has so many wonderful restaurants and shops that it will be hard to choose your favorite. Some of the street is closed to traffic so walking is easy. There are also a few galleries and museums that are worth visiting. Easy to read maps are all around the city so it makes the sights and restaurants simple to... More 

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

State Street is a staple of Madison. Lots of little shops. Tons of different restaurants and coffee shops. Great place to people watch too. The night life is for a younger crowd than I hang with so cant say much about it. Definitely a place to see. Nice walk to the farmers market and capital. Good museums to visit also.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with State Street. Everything is immaculate. So many unique bars and shops! Walked down to Union Park and had a pitcher of beer overlooking the lake, it was stunning!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This street has all the shops, and nearby is eating places. I recommend this street to everyone visiting Madison, 3 or 4 difference ice cream places, cozy caffees and bars. I walked down this street many times, also walk the streets from State Street as they have different resturants too.

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical college run-to street for UW. Clean but too many homeless people begging and can be a nuisance. Most businesses close early in the summer as crowds are smaller.

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New York
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a college student at the U. of WI, I loved shopping & eating on State St. Coming back after 30 yrs., State St. still is a fun place to soak in the vibes of this great city. From coffee shops to bars to resale shops to ethnic restaurants, one can't be disappointed on State St.

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Thank BaliloverNewYork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend a laid-back weekend. Many shops, restaurants, pubs, and those weird kind of places. Good energy all aroud. We will be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to kill time, was ok, free, beside parking, people watching def entertaining, good food options

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