Where to Dine, Shop and Play in Lake Geneva

There are few places quite like Lake Geneva during the summer. From sun-filled days on the water to Saturday mornings spent perusing the lake shore path, you will have no problem finding relaxation here. Keep reading to learn of the best Lake Geneva activities.



Pier 290 | Williams Bay

Looking for farm-to-table fare in a waterfront setting? Pier 290 in Williams Bay is your place. They offer a number of upscale American options, all locally sourced.

Simple Café | Lake Geneva

Simple Café offers a variety of health-focused & farm-to-table breakfast & lunch options. Word on the street is that the Apple Crumble French Toast is a must try.

Mad Dan’s | Twin Lakes

If you’re seeking some hearty American fare, check out Mad Dan’s in Twin Lakes. Aside from regular daily specials, they also offer fish fry on Fridays.

Joni’s Diner | Lake Geneva

Radiating with a classic diner ambiance, Joni’s prides itself on outstanding homestyle breakfasts made with fresh and local ingredients. Find a delicious mix of omelets, buttermilk pancakes, and homemade banana bread french toast at Joni’s Diner in Lake Geneva.

Popeye’s on Lake Geneva | Lake Geneva

This quirky Lake Geneva landmark is a great spot for those looking for a casual meal in a fun setting. Be sure to try the famous flame roasted chicken!


Kilwins | Lake Geneva

If you haven’t yet experienced the magic that is Kilwins’ Mackinac Island fudge, we highly suggest you do so. Aside from their legendary fudge, Kilwins also serves up a variety of chocolates & homemade ice cream.

Angelus | Walworth

Whether you’re a Lake Geneva local or you’re just visiting, a trip to Angelus for some design inspiration is never a bad call. If there’s anything you need in relation to your home or garden, you’re sure to find it here.

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery | Elkhorn

For those looking to try some award winning wine, Apple Barn Orchard & Winery in Elkhorn is a must-visit. The Apple Barn Winery specializes in fruit wines made from fruits & berries.

Everything Homespun | Delavan

Looking for a shopping adventure? Everything Homespun is one of the largest & most unusual primitive, country, & farmhouse shops in the Midwest. From antiques & handmade gifts to farmhouse & rustic items, Everything Homespun has it all.

Farmer’s Markets

Southeast Wisconsin has a number of Farmer’s Markets taking place at any point throughout the week. Check out the links below to learn more about each area’s market.

Lake Geneva | Delavan | Burlington | Elkhorn


Lake Geneva Balloon Company

If you’re looking to elevate your trip to Lake Geneva, look to the Lake Geneva Balloon Company. This is the perfect outing for a couple looking for a romantic experience with breathtaking views.

Lake Geneva Shore Path

The Shore Path around Geneva Lake features historic estates with well-kept lawns and gardens. This path lasts over 26 miles, so it could be a full day excursion if you’re up for it.

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

If you’re looking to explore Lake Geneva by water, you’ll want to check out the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. From a tour of one of the last remaining U.S. Mailboats to a full tour of Williams Bay, you’re sure to find a tour the whole family can agree on.

Geneva National Golf Club & Resort

Consistently rated one of the best golf destinations in the country, Geneva National is the go-to for golfers in the area. With courses designed by golf legends like Arnold Palmer & Gary Player, you know you’re up for a challenge.

Tristan Crist Magic Theater

Rated as Lake Geneva’s top attraction on TripAdvisor, you’ll want to see what the hype is about at the Tristan Crist Magic Theater. Tristan’s show is open year-round with new illusions added every year.

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