Things to do: Enjoy a local brew, a scoop of Babcock ice cream and great Lake Mendota views at the Memorial Union Terrace. Events are an almost daily occurrence and include yoga, live music and movies.
More than 20 miles of trails and fire lanes wind through restored prairie, savanna, wetlands and woods at the UW Arboretum. The Arboretum’s Longenecker Horticultural Gardens are also home to one of the largest lilac displays in North America. Join a free tour of the park at 1 p.m. Sundays and on select evenings once a month.