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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

All things to do » Things to do

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: Hiking Trails
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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
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 Lake Museum of History
Geneva Lake Museum of History
Attraction type: History Museums
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Studio Winery
Studio Winery
Owner description: Studio is an Urban Winery. We are one part Art Gallery, one part Recording Studio, & 100% delicious! Wine tastings and wine by the glass available daily 11-5:30 and Saturdays... more Owner description: Studio is an Urban Winery. We are one part Art Gallery, one part Recording Studio, & 100% delicious! Wine tastings and wine by the glass available daily 11-5:30 and Saturdays 11-3. Live music Saturdays from 4-8 pm all year around. No reservations necessary except for groups of 6 or more. We feature high quality, small batch, artisan style wines made from fresh grapes right here in our Lake Geneva winery. We put our hearts & souls into creating the best wines. Visit us and taste for yourself. Come in and enjoy a tasting, glass or bottle of wine. Beer also available. We have two tastings to choose from. Our Musician series tasting is $6 for 5 wines made from locally grown fruit. Our Premier tasting is $12 for your choice of 5 wines made mostly from West Coast fruit. Bottle prices range from $14 to $48, and glass prices are from $6 to $12. Our wines range from sweet, fruity whites to bold, dry reds. Light European picnic foods available for either enjoying here, or taking home. Please, no carry-ins of any type. Open M, W, Th, F & Sun 11-6 pm, closed Tuesday. SATURDAY TASTINGS 11- 3 PM ONLY LIVE MUSIC FROM 4 UNTIL 8 PM EVERY SATURDAY YEAR 'ROUND less
Attraction type: Wineries & Vineyards; Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Simple
Simple
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Egg Harbor Cafe
Egg Harbor Cafe
Ranked #2 of 91 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Next Door Pub
The Next Door Pub
Ranked #3 of 91 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub
Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, German, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tuscan Tavern & Grill
Tuscan Tavern & Grill
Ranked #5 of 91 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Geneva Wells Motel
2.0 of 5
Geneva Wells Motel
$92 - $215
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
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General Boyd's Bed and Breakfast
General Boyd's Bed and Breakfast
$105 - $155
Ranked #5 of 14 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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Case's Turn of the Century Bed and Breakfast
Case's Turn of the Century Bed and Breakfast
$95 - $195
Ranked #6 of 14 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

SevenOaks
3.0 of 5
SevenOaks
$217 - $389
Ranked #1 of 14 Lake Geneva B&B and Inns
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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
$165 - $326
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
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Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
3.5 of 5
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
$196 - $331
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
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