Lake Geneva, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Between special occasions to celebrate, July 4th and summer Friday’s, there are so many opportunities to get away this summer. Make the most of your time off and book a trip to feel the sunshine in Lake Geneva. With so many events, activities and entertainment options to enjoy, you will want to visit more than once this summer.

Beach, tan, relax, repeat

Soak up the sun and enjoy the pristine waters of Geneva Lake at the area’s four beaches open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Riviera Beach in downtown Lake Geneva, Williams Bay Beach, and The Village of Fontana Beach have bathhouses and lifeguards on duty. The beach at Pier 290 restaurant in Williams Bay is another place to relax and soak up the sun.

Golf, dine, entertain, repeat

Whether you are a serious golfer or a beginner, there are 11 courses ranging from championship to par-3 level experiences. Summer golf in Lake Geneva offers warmth and sunshine with lush vegetation, filled woodlands, and beautiful landscaping. Geneva National Resort & Club features 54 holes of legendary golf, The Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest, and Lake Lawn Resort’s Majestic Oaks championship golf course offers scenic views of Delavan Lake. Beginners, families and kids enjoy a walkable par-3 experience on the Barn Hallow course at Hawk’s View Golf Club.

After golf, plenty of dining and entertainment options await. Waterfront dining options include Café Calamari, Gordy’s Boathouse, Oakfire, and The Geneva Inn Restaurant. Or consider a downtown restaurant such as Carvettis, Sopra, or Tuscan Tavern & Grill. Live entertainment is easily found at area hotels and restaurants, with free concerts at Flat Iron Park, Music by the Lake concerts at George Williams College, Rosewood, Fireside Dinner Theater, and the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre.

Festival, fly, fireworks, repeat

With festivals featuring the stars (Starlight Festival at Yerkes Observatory), chocolate (Burlington Chocolatefest), music (Shake the Lake Music Festival at Lake Lawn Resort and Country Thunder Music Festival) and a carnival (Venetian Festival), there is something for everyone. Or should you like to fly high, consider Lake Geneva Canopy Tours or Aerial Adventures for ziplining, or climb aboard a hot air balloon with Lake Geneva Balloon Company for a ride over the scenic Lake Geneva area.

Great firework displays aren’t only reserved for Fourth of July weekend in the Lake Geneva area. Every Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, guests of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa are treated to a Sunday evening fireworks show. The annual Venetian Festival, August 15 – 19, culminates with a beautiful fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

Cruise, kayak, sunset, repeat

Be sure to take a boat tour with Lake Geneva Cruise Line, which offers sightseeing and dining cruises such as the popular Black Pointe Estate and the Mailboat tours. Or rent a speedboat, jet skis, kayaks or stand up paddleboards available Clear Water Outdoor, Elmer’s, Gage Marine and other watercraft rental businesses in the area. Don’t miss the beautiful sunsets that may be enjoyed from a beach, boat, or restaurant with a view. At Rosewood, Sunset on the Patio events held on Sunday’s come with beautiful Wisconsin countryside views.

Stroll, shop, spa, repeat

Take a stroll along the 21-mile Geneva Lake Shore Path for close up views of multi-million dollar estates with beautiful landscaping followed by some shopping and a spa treatment. Downtown Lake Geneva’s shops and boutiques offering antiques, apparel, art, gifts, home décor, toys and more are filled with special items each new season. 

After shopping, treat yourself to a spa treatment or two at one of the boutique or full service spas in the Lake Geneva area. DenayCocoBay is the newest luxury nail and make up spa located in downtown Lake Geneva. Clear Waters Salon & Day Spa has two locations, one in downtown Lake Geneva and one in Williams Bay. The Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort, Calladora Spa & Salon at Lake Lawn Resort, and The Well Spa + Salon at Grand Geneva Resort will also have you relaxed and ready to enjoy more of the Lake Geneva area.

From luxury resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts, planning your summer visits to Lake Geneva are made easy with the help of VISIT Lake Geneva: (800) 345-1020, and the VISIT Lake Geneva app. Should you wish to plan your visit around a special event, be sure to check out the events calendar at

About Lake Geneva
Situated on the shores of Geneva Lake in southeast Wisconsin, the Lake Geneva area is a four-season recreation, resort and meeting destination easily accessed from Chicago and Milwaukee. Steeped in rich history, the area is known for its beautiful estates built by Chicago notables after the Great Chicago Fire. Many of these early mansions, and newer modern homes, can be viewed by walking along the areas one-of-a-kind, 21-mile Geneva Lake Shore Path.

Those who escape to the Lake Geneva area find pristine surroundings in every season and a wealth of leisure activities including three season golfing, on the water options, spas, boutique shopping, events and entertainment. From luxury resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts and plenty of dining choices, there are options to fit the needs of every type of visitor. Plan your visit by calling (800) 345-1020, visiting or by downloading the VISIT Lake Geneva app.


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