I've got some time off coming up this June - a long weekend, basically. I live in central Indiana and was looking for a weekend getaway in driving distance. Madison showed up a few times on some online searches I did. It would be about a 5 hour drive from where I live.
My plan would be to leave on a Thursday evening, stay over through the weekend and drive back on Sunday. So two full days.
Things I'm interested in: Shopping, especially gifts, housewares, art, etc. Specialty foods, especially chocolate. I read articles that said Madison has some really good chocolatiers. Museums, parks & gardens.
Just wanted to get the community's thoughts on whether it's worth a 5 hour drive to spend two days there. There are closer cities to where I live, but I've heard good things about Madison and never been.