Choosing an event location can be difficult. There are so many factors to consider, including accessibility, capacity, services, cost, and more.
There is one consideration you should add to your list: walkability. Is your event venue in a walkable area for the convenience and enjoyment of your attendees? It should be!
Here’s why walkability should be near the top of your priority list in planning your next event.
Walkable areas have certain characteristics. There is a distinct center of activity, plenty of people, mixed use buildings, and public space like parks.
Does that sound like downtown Madison to you?
Capitol Square is the center of it all, bustling with people, surrounded by both residences and businesses, and it features plenty of public green space to enjoy.
Event attendees in walkable downtown Madison can enhance their experience by enjoying all the fun happenings the area has to offer. And the best part is they can walk there! This cuts down on local transportation costs as well as headaches from traffic, parking, and logistics.
At The Center Of It All
The Madison Concourse Hotel is located just one block off Capitol Square in the heart of downtown Madison. According to Walk Score, our location has a score of 95, making it a “walker’s paradise.” Additionally, Expedia ranks Madison as the #2 Most Walkable City in the country.
It’s no wonder downtown Madison is recognized for its walkability; it’s home to shopping, dining, entertainment, and events galore. More than 300 retail, restaurant, and entertainment establishments are located within walking distance. Most establishments are locally owned, including many of the city’s best known and most recognized restaurants.
In short, walkable downtown Madison is a complete playground for your event attendees.
No Parking, No Problem
Parking pains are real for event attendees. Navigating traffic and parking in an unfamiliar place can be extremely stressful. But there’s no need to drive when everything is within walking distance!
It’s easy to get downtown with the free airport shuttle provided by The Madison Concourse Hotel. The shuttle runs to and from Dane County Regional Airport, which serves 19 cities with non-stop flights.
Once guests have arrived, they can keep their cars in our safe, underground parking garage for the entire duration of their stay. They can walk around the city worry-free and unaffected by traffic or parking concerns.
Plan Your Next Event In Walkable Downtown Madison
The Madison Concourse Hotel is the largest convention hotel in Madison, Wisconsin located in the heart of downtown. We offer 373 guest rooms and 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including 28 meeting rooms and 6 hospitality suites.
From conventions to small strategic planning sessions — we provide the most flexible conference center in Madison to make your next event a success.