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Lake Geneva
Take a long deep breath and kiss your stresses good-bye: this lovely, year-round resort town offers a laid-back atmosphere that lets you slowly unwind. Beach buffs can don their swimsuits and head for one of several beaches on seven-mile-long Geneva Lake, which also offers a plethora of water sports. Leisurely cruises on restored historic yachts and replicas of paddle wheel steamers carry passengers past stately lakefront summer mansions, including some Victorian estates. Landlubbers can take a self-guided hike around the perimeter of the lake, which stretches some 21 miles. Laid-back, however, doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do. Choose from museums, a water park for younger kids, the world's largest refracting... more Take a long deep breath and kiss your stresses good-bye: this lovely, year-round resort town offers a laid-back atmosphere that lets you slowly unwind. Beach buffs can don their swimsuits and head for one of several beaches on seven-mile-long Geneva Lake, which also offers a plethora of water sports. Leisurely cruises on restored historic yachts and replicas of paddle wheel steamers carry passengers past stately lakefront summer mansions, including some Victorian estates. Landlubbers can take a self-guided hike around the perimeter of the lake, which stretches some 21 miles. Laid-back, however, doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do. Choose from museums, a water park for younger kids, the world's largest refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory, entertainment at the Belfry Music Theatre or greyhound racing. Winter is even quieter but no less filled with fun. Head to The Mountain Top, a popular family ski spot, or choose from horseback riding, skating, ice boating, hayrides or sleigh rides. Whatever time of year you go, Lake Geneva will charm you. less

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Geneva Lake Shore Path
Geneva Lake Shore Path
Owner description: This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by impressive homes and quiet lakeside neighborhoods. A two-mile swath on the West End offers a manageable... more Owner description: This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by impressive homes and quiet lakeside neighborhoods. A two-mile swath on the West End offers a manageable stroll, lovely views, and passes landmarks such as the Abbey Resort and Fontana Spa and popular local eateries like Chuck's. less
Attraction type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Trails
Geneva Lake
Geneva Lake
Owner description: Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for a cruise around the second deepest lake in Wisconsin (135 feet deep and 21... more Owner description: Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for a cruise around the second deepest lake in Wisconsin (135 feet deep and 21 miles around) which is the focal point of a popular resort area also known as "the Newport of the West." less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
Geneva Lake Museum of History
Geneva Lake Museum of History
Attraction type: History Museums
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Black Point Estate
Black Point Estate
This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Geneva National Golf Club
Geneva National Golf Club
Owner description: Located on the shores of sparkling Lake Como, just a few miles west of Lake Geneva, this championship course is the result of a collaborative effort between Lee Trevino, Gary... more Owner description: Located on the shores of sparkling Lake Como, just a few miles west of Lake Geneva, this championship course is the result of a collaborative effort between Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. Fifty-four holes of memorable golf are surrounded by hundreds of acres of oak, hickory and walnut trees, rolling meadows and glistening ponds. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Simple
Simple
Ranked #1 of 76 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Egg Harbor Cafe
Egg Harbor Cafe
Ranked #2 of 76 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Geneva ChopHouse
Geneva ChopHouse
Ranked #3 of 76 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $50 - $75
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Kilwin's
Kilwin's
Ranked #4 of 76 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Lake Geneva School of Cooking
Lake Geneva School of Cooking
Ranked #5 of 76 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Cuisines: American, French, Hawaiian
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Duffy's Cottages & Suites
Duffy's Cottages & Suites
$79 - $135
Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
The Water's Edge
The Water's Edge
$10 - $200
Ranked #6 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
T.C. Smith Inn Bed and Breakfast
T.C. Smith Inn Bed and Breakfast
$95 - $350
Ranked #9 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

SevenOaks
3.0 of 5
SevenOaks
$207 - $208
Ranked #1 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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Lazy Cloud Inn
3.5 of 5
Lazy Cloud Inn
$145 - $247
Ranked #2 of 15 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
$176 - $434
Ranked #2 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
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