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Things To Do

Local Activities

The Riviera

There’s only one Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Make the most of your time here!

Rich in history, full of excitement and distinctive to the area – the attractions in Lake Geneva are not to be missed. Whether you take a walk on the Shore Path, enjoy a guided cruise on the lake, marvel at a magic show or hit the links at an area golf course, no matter how long you stay, your itinerary will be full of memory-making activities. Get around easily by taking advantage of our complimentary scheduled shuttle service to downtown Lake Geneva or by using the Uber or Lyft services in the area. Explore all of the incredible things to do in Lake Geneva, and at the end of the day, return to the blissful retreat of your resort accommodations.

Outdoor Recreation

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Enjoy premium golf that’s both challenging and beautiful. Only 2 miles from The Abbey, you won’t want to miss the view from the 17th tee.

Boat Rentals

Gordy's Marine and Jerry's Majestic Marine are convenient to our hotel, offering boat, stand-up paddle board and waverunner rentals, plus parasailing excursions and more. Gordy's has an office right in the hotel near the Waterfront and can be reached by calling 262-275-2163To reserve a boat at Jerry's Majestic Marine please call 262-275-5222.

If you are near downtown Lake Geneva, stop by Elmer's Lake Geneva Boat Line for ski boat and pontoon rentals, waverunners and sailboat charters. For more information and reservations call 262-248-6206

Marina Bay Boat Rentals, also in downtown Lake Geneva, offers a wide selection of rental power boats, from family runabouts to personal watercrafts. For more information and reservations call 262-248-4477

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours has an Eco Adventure for everyone! Challenge yourself on the High Ropes Excursion or for the ultimate thrill, traverse zip lines, sky bridges and more in the Canopy Tour.

Wilmot Mountain

Wilmot Mountain, operated by Vail Resorts has made skiing, snowboarding, and tubing an easy, accessible, affordable and fun trip for the whole family since 1938.

Alpine Valley

Ski or snowboard a variety of mountain trails, from green to black diamonds with the longest run of 2,500 feet. During warm weather mountain biking and golf reign.

Paradise Miniature Golf Course

Paradise Miniature Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole mini golf course in just off downtown Lake Geneva.

Big Foot Beach State Park

Big Foot Beach State Park is 271-acres and on the shores of Lake Geneva, which includes a campground, lakeside picnic area and miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

Uniquely Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Get out on the water of scenic Lake Geneva when you hop aboard a narrated lake tour. Choose from a range of cruises including family-friendly ice cream socials and the historic U.S. Mailboat Tour. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, hop aboard the magical Santa Cruise and visit Santa at the North Pole.

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva is a unique conservation-focused ranch for a variety of species living in virtually free-range conditions.

Lake Geneva School of Cooking

The Lake Geneva School of Cooking offers entertaining, culinary classes for the cooking enthusiast, whether novice or gourmet.

Lake Geneva Clue Room

You have just 60 minutes to unravel the mystery and escape the room. Choose one of three rooms and work together solve the puzzles.

Lake Geneva Balloon Company

Get a unique view of the Lake Geneva area from the air. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you glide over the treetops and take in the sunrise over the lake.

Downtown Lake Geneva Shopping

Explore this charming town center, where you'll see beautiful historic homes, and enjoy shopping, dining, and antiquing. During the holidays, downtown really sparkles.

Area History

Lake Geneva Shore Path

This peaceful waterfront pathway winds around the 21 miles of Lake Geneva's perimeter, passing by historic landmark homes, beautiful gardens and local wildlife.

Yerkes Observatory

Home to the world's largest refracting telescope, and considered the birthplace of modern astrophysics, this historic observatory offers visitors guided tours and a unique way to look into space.

Black Point Estate

Take a guided tour of one of the oldest mansions on the lake. Built in 1888 by Beer Baron Conrad Seipp, the estate is part of the Wisconsin Historical Society and can only be accessed by boat via the Lake Geneva Cruise Line.

Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum will take you back in time to see the life and lifestyles of the inhabitants of the Lake Geneva area from the native dwellers to the early 20th century.

Shows & Spirits

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

This one of a kind performer wows audiences with wit, heartfelt stories, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes! Named Lake Geneva’s #1 attraction.

Dancing Horses Theatre

The Dancing Horses Theatre is a unique Wisconsin attraction and a must-see for horse lovers. Admission also includes an exotic bird show and you can add on lunch or dinner.

Belfry Music Theatre

This historic theater has been transformed into a music venue that features entertainers who perform songs from some of your favorite artists.

Music by the Lake Concert Series

Enjoy the sounds of some of your favorite bands each summer at this outdoor lakeside venue.

Staller Estate Winery

Staller Estate's vision is to create a multi-satisfying experience exemplifying our regional Wisconsin wines. Enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese tasting upon arrival.

AEppelTreow Winery

Makers of elegant ‘hard' ciders, draft, table and dessert and ciders, small batch whiskey and fruit brandies, AEppelTreow loves to share the history of apples and alcohol working together.

Rush Creek Distilling

Started by four guys with a passion for creating authentic craft spirits including two types of Whiskey, homegrown Vodka and a hand-bottled botanical Gin. Tours, Tastings and Live Music on most Saturday nights.

Geneva Lake Brewing Co.

Founded by a father-son duo in 2011, their creations have become fast favorites in the area. Experience how the local brew is made and enjoy the fruits of their labor in the Tap Room.