Lake Geneva Travel Guide

  • Small Harbor in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
    Small Harbor in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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    Lake Geneva Beach
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Lake Geneva Things to Do

  • Take a Boat Tour of Lake Geneva

    here are many places in Lake Geneva to rent a boat or to take a boat tour. I'm familiar with the boats docked at the Riviera Dock in downtown Lake Geneva. These boats run day and night, and they offer guided tours of the entire lake where you learn to wonderful history behind the stately mansions located around the lakefront.Long ago, I took a tour...

  • Visit the "In Town" Beach

    One of the real delights of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is, what I call, "The In-Town beach". It's really called Lake Geneva Beach. It opens on Memorial Day and stays open until the end of Labor Day. This beach is open from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.One good point about Lake Geneva Beach is that children under six are admitted FREEChildren from six...

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Lake Geneva Restaurants

  • Fond Memories of Superior Food

    Although Mickey and I did not eat at Scuttlebutts Restaurant this visit to Lake Geneva, we have eaten there two other times.This restaurant was established in 1985, and has been a local and tourist favorite since then. It's real advantage is the incredible lakefront views. It has a bistro-style atmosphere, and they have fresh-air dining when...

  • Gourmet in a Country Setting

    Shortly after arriving at Lake Geneva [about 11:30 a.m.], we decided to have lunch. We inquired at the "The Cove of Lake Geneva Resort", and they suggested rather new Egg Harbor Cafe We found it to be a darling place with outdoor screened-in seating which serves breakfast and lunch. We decided to eat inside in a bright, lovely room.ThisCafe offers...

  • Quaint Atmosphere; Delicious Food

    Toward the end of our visit to Lake Geneva, we decided to wait out the traffic back home and eat dinner here. Thus, the search for a great place to eat began. Many locals suggested that we try a relatively new place called Bistro 220 which was located, naturally at 220 Cook Street. It is located upstairs of a one-time home that now houses a lovely...


Lake Geneva Shopping

  • Unique Shopping Experience

    A home in Lake Geneva that I have long admired has been turned into a unique store called "Brick & Mortar Home". When we were there at the end of July, 2009, it had just been open for one week. Because of the beauty of the home, the owners have arranged the store in accord with what one would see in a real home. For example, the bathroom only has...

  • A Fair Trade Shop

    While in Lake Geneva, Mickey and I were most impressed with the shop called "Global Hands, A Fair Trade Shop". Not only did it display lovely merchandise, but it offered gifts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, coffee, tea, and chocolate from all over the world. Their products that you purchase provide "hope" because the store contributes to...

  • Great Place for Gifts and Decorations

    Rag Thyme is a friendly place. It is just warm and bright and happy. I love the gift selection and I love the prices. I buy metal garden decorations at Rag Thyme. Right now, I enjoy the spring selections of birdhouses, metal flowers and windchimes. Come September, I always visit to pick up a unique Harvest Decoration to add to my collection. The...


Lake Geneva Local Customs

  • Prancing Carousels

    We were so thrilled this year when we walked around Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and notices all the "Prancing Carousel" horses on display. Actually, there are 26 life-size horses who are accompanied by a carousel pole. They are placed throughout Lake Geneva at retail shops and lodgings. We found out, after the fact, that if you wish to have a...

  • Flowers Abound

    As though Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, were not already breathtakingly beautiful,[the city or Chamber of Commerce or whoever is responsible] huge planters and hanging plants have been added all over the town.All these flowers are of one color: pink. All of these flowers are the "Million Bells" variety. As one notes in the photograph, the large hanging...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lake Geneva Sports & Outdoors

  • Water Sports

    by grkboiler Written Jun 27, 2005

    Lake Geneva offers plenty of water sports, such as parasailing, tubing, fishing, waverunners, sailing, and much more.

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Lake Geneva Favorites

  • The Riviera

    I have a photo of my mother and father at the Riviera with Louis Armstrong! The story is that he was playing there one night while my parents were in town. I don't believe they could afford to see him even though he is one of my dad's idols. They were walking outside of the Riviera when they ran into a man who worked for Louis. He asked them if...

  • "The Legend of the Fountain"

    As we walked toward The Riviera, we stopped to admire the beautiful Fountain in front of it. Inquisitive, I wandered over to read the plaque which gave information about the fountain. I discovered that in June of 2004, Lake Geneva celebrated the dedication of "The Driehaus Family Fountain in Riviera Park" This family donated a replica of the New...

  • Resort Town, Lake Geneva

    As much as I love architecture, I was drawn to a major landmark in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin called The Riviera. It was built in 1932 on a man-made peninsula of 280 pilings driven into the bedrock. I read that during the "Swing Era", this building played host to Big Bands such as Artie Shaw, Louie Armstrong, and the Dorsey Brothers!It is on...


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