Five direct flights from Madison, WI


A true aviator’s view. Can you see your house? | Photo by @arizona_aviator

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Got a case of wanderlust? You’re in luck: Our very own Dane County Regional Airport offers direct flights to 18 cities across the country. Indulge in our curated flights of fancy and check out the five spots we’re itching to visit.

Charlotte, NC | Flight time ~2 hours

A trip to Queen City will accomplish a little bit of everything on your vacation bucket list. Cheer on sports teams like the Hornets and Panthers, take in one-of-a-kind museums — and we’re not just talking art, think: NASCAR — and escape through scenic nature preserves + hiking trails.

Fortworth, TX | Flight time ~2.5 hours

We may be a bit biased, but our sister city and City Editors at FTWtoday make the destination look like an absolute must-see. At the intersection of cowboys + culture, Fort Worth boasts a playful mix of downtown chic and country heritage. Visit TCU, take in the Stockyards and treat yourself to the best BBQ of your life.

Denver, CO | Flight time ~2 hours

Adventure is out there, especially in a city coveted for its sprawling outdoor recreation and 20,000-acre park system — the most unique in the nation. Take in a show at the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheater, tour the Coors brewery + feel the buzz of the Mile High City.


A true aviator’s view. Can you see your house? | Photo by @egorchels

Detroit, MI | Flight time ~1.5 hours

The Motor City is the birthplace of Motown, house music, steel pan pizza + so much more. Experience a blend of historic excellence in the music, food + art scenes while touring the 313. Play volleyball in the heart of Corktown, explore centuries of art culture at the DIA, and most importantly — maintain a healthy distance from Detroit sports teams.

New York, NY | Flight time ~2 hours

The city so nice, they named it twice. A trip to the Big Apple can be anything, for anyone. Spend your days dining at Michelin Star eateries, — or eating street meat, we make no judgment — playing “celebrity” at The Met, or experiencing the world’s best people-watching in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park.