Downtown Lake Geneva
Take a break from the stress of a long, hot summer. Spend an afternoon exploring. Start a new family tradition. Downtown Lake Geneva is the best place to rest.Lake Geneva, located in southeastern Wisconsin and easily accessible from Milwaukee and Chicago, is one of the Midwest’s most beautiful natural wonders. It has long been a vacation destination – especially for Chicagoans, who originally sought refuge in the area while their homes and businesses were being rebuilt after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It is commonly referred to as the “Newport of the West” for its pristine natural beauty and beautiful lakefront estates.
Highlighting the historic atmosphere of Lake Geneva are the well-preserved mix of homes that display a historical spectrum of American residential architecture, from a Gothic Revival cottage and large picturesque Queen Ann style mansions, to formal colonial Revival style houses and progressive Craftsman style homes. A favorite pastime for visitors is meandering along the perimeter of the 21-mile Geneva Lake Shore Path, offering pedestrians intimate views of the area’s most famous mansions and restored estates.