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Lake Mendota overview

Lake Mendota is a romantic getaway, distinct for its natural features and known for its universities and shops. You'll enjoy activities like boating and sailing. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Chazen Museum of Art and Wisconsin Historical Museum. University of Wisconsin-Madison and Camp Randall Stadium are popular sights to see. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Lake Mendota is for you.

Where to stay in Lake Mendota

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lake Mendota has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lake Mendota with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Lake Mendota hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Lake Mendota hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lake Mendota

Fly in to Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from central Lake Mendota.

What to see around Lake Mendota

Outdoor fun is on hand like boating and sailing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Lake Monona Shoreline Run
  • • Goodspeed Pier
  • • Vitense Golfland
  • • Verona Ice Arena
  • • Goodman Aquatic Center
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Allen Centennial Gardens
  • • Memorial Union Terrace
  • • Vilas Park
  • • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
It's recognised for its lakes. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Governor Nelson State Park
  • • Tenney Park
  • • Orton Park
  • • Yahara Place Park
  • • Olin Park
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • • Madison Area Technical College Downtown Campus
  • • Edgewood College
  • • University Research Park
  • • Madison Area Technical College
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Camp Randall Stadium
  • • Chazen Museum of Art
  • • Wisconsin State Capitol
  • • Wisconsin Historical Museum
  • • Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

When to visit Lake Mendota

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, -12°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, -1°C night
  • July-September: 28°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 18°C day, -11°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 125 cm
  • April-June: 291 cm
  • July-September: 294 cm
  • October-December: 166 cm
  • Business-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Nature