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New To Lake Geneva Wisconsin? Start Here!

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Lake Geneva Wisconsin is one of the top vacation destinations in the midwest.  For decades visitors from Chicago have flocked to this upmarket town for the wonderful lakeside activities, amazing hotels and resorts,  fun beaches, delicious lakeside restaurants, cute main street shopping, and the famous Lake Geneva boat tours.

My family has lived in the area since the 1930s so I created this site to help you spend less time planning and more time making memories around the lake!

If you are new to the area check out my 17 Best Things to Do in Lake Geneva post to get some quick ideas!


The area is made up of three towns: Lake Geneva, Fontana, and Williams Bay.  When people say they are going to “Lake Geneva” they usually mean one of these three places.

(Check out my recap of the 3 towns around the Lake that make up the area and you will feel like a local in no time!)

There are so many things to do for both families and adults that it really comes down to what you like. 

Want an outdoor adventure? Try the Lake Geneva Ziplines or drive a scooter around the lake during a guided scooter tour. 

Want a relaxing girls trip or bachelorette party?  Stay at one of the luxury resorts and indulge in their spas before hitting up afternoon champagne tea at the Baker House or drinks and dancing in downtown Lake Geneva. 

Planning a family getaway?  Stay at Timberridge Lodge which is a hotel with a waterpark on site and then take the ice cream boat tour that both kids and adults will love!

The Top 5 Lake Geneva Things to Do for First Timers:

  1. Walk a portion of the famous 21 mile lakeshore path
  2. Take a narrated boat tour around the Lake with Cruise Lake Geneva
  3. Stay at the Abbey Resort and Spa
  4. Eat at Pier 290 or Oakfire (both have great views of the lake!)
  5. Explore the cute downtown Main Street and grab a coffee or sweet treat

My family and I love this area and hope you will too!  With so many fun things to do you will never be bored!

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