Travel guide for Lake Geneva & information on how to find discounted hotel rates

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Travel Guide

A resort city on Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva is in southeastern Wisconsin.  It is known for ist beaches, scenic beauty, luxury resorts, and historic mansions.  After the Civil War, Lake Geneva was called the “Newport of the West.”  Wealthy Chicago residents built summer homes and estates on the lake and in the wooded hills.


Many visitors come to Lake Geneva to swim and sunbathe.  There are 116 public beaches in Lake Geneva, with most of them having free public access.  Top choices for family beaches include 

Riviera Beach

This is a pretty beach with lifeguards and public restrooms.  The sunsets here are awesome.

Big Foot Beach State Park

It is within walking distance of Lake Geneva.  Families come here to camp with tents and RV hookups.

Fontana Beach

It has changing rooms, lifeguards, pay station parking lot, daily beach passes and a concession stand.

William Bay Beach

It has sand plus shaded grassy areas, a bathhouse, and lifeguards.

Water Sports

Lake Geneva offers a wide variety of water sports.  Go boating, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, stand up paddleboarding, and more.

Other Activities

Lake Geneva has so much more to offer than just beaches and water sports.  Go bowling or play golf.

Take the kids to Little Americka amusement park for great family fun.

Area museums include Geneva Lake Museum, Black Points Estate & Gardens, and Yerkes Observatory which has the largest refracting telescope built for astronomical research.  Take a tour of Lake Geneva estates, a scooter tour, a water tour, or a ghost walk tour.

Hotel Deals

If you’re headed to Lake Geneva for some summer fun, you can save money by taking advantage of discounted rates on 3-star and 4-star hotels.  Book these through to realize the savings.

  • Americinn by Wyndham Elkhorn Near Lake Geneva       74% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Delavan – Lake Geneva Area       70% Discount
  • Harbor Shores On Lake Geneva       63% Discount
  • Skyview Inn       61% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East       60% Discount
  • Crossroads Motel       52% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Elkhorn – Lake Geneva       52% Discount
  • Fontana Village Inn       51% Discount
  • Lake Lawn Resort       51% Discount
  • Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark       49% Discount
  • Hampton Inn Elkhorn Lake Geneva Area       47% Discount
  • Best Western Woodstock Inn       46% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites       44% Discount
  • Best Western Executive Inn       42% Discount
  • Hampton Inn Burlington       40% Discount
  • Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham       39% Discount
  • Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites       38% Discount
  • The Geneva Inn       38% Discount
  • The French Country Inn Lake Geneva       30% Discount
  • Hamilton House       26% Discount
  • Maxwell Mansion       21% Discount
  • Grand Geneva Resort & Spa       16% Discount
  • Delavan Lake Resort       13% Discount
  • Baker House Hotel       12% Discount
  • Bella Vista Suites       10% Discount
  • The Cove Of Lake Geneva       10% Discount
  • The Inn of Geneva National       10% Discount
  • Abbey Resort & Avani Sea       5% Discount