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Top Things to Do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Just 60 miles southwest of Milwaukee, this pretty resort town's population of 8,000 swells every summer and fall when vacationers arrive. Hotels, resorts and restaurants hug the lakeshore, and boat tours leave from downtown.

What to do

The Black Point Estate See the 1888 Queen Anne-style mansion and grounds once owned by a Chicago beer baron. blackpointestate.wisconsinhistory.org

Black Point Estate

Black Point Estate. Photo Courtesy of Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Lake Geneva Cruise Line Lake excursions offer close-up views of the grand Victorian estates ringing Wisconsin's second-largest spring-fed lake. cruiselakegeneva.com

Photo Courtesy of Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Photo Courtesy of Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Main Street This pleasant shopping district offers jewelry, apparel, home accessories and more. lakegenevawi.com

Shore Path More than 25 miles of walking paths run through the manicured grounds of these estates, most still privately owned after being populated by Chicago's elite—the Wrigleys, Schwinns and Maytags—in the late 19th century. visitlakegeneva.com

Where to eat

Gino’s East of Chicago Chicago-area visitors hankering for hometown flavor will find it inside the Harbor Shore of Geneva Lake hotel. The pizza always pleases; the salads are great, too. ginoseast.com

Popeye’s of Lake Geneva Try the all-you-can-eat fish fry. popeyesonlkg.com

Simple Cafe Pull up a bright green chair and enjoy dishes like quinoa grilled corn fritters. simplelakegeneva.com

Tuscan Tavern and Grill Choose from artisan pizzas cooked in a brick oven, steaks, seafood and pasta. thetuscantavernandgrill.com

Where to stay

The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa At the other end of Geneva Lake in Fontana, guests are entertained with classic lake resort activities, as well as a new virtual reality gaming center. theabbeyresort.com

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa Northeast of downtown, choose a room or suite; enjoy two golf courses and excellent restaurants, as well as an updated Well Spa. grandgeneva.com

Grand Geneva

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Photo Courtesy of Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

For more information:
 Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau visitlakegeneva.com

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