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Top 7 Spring Break Activities in Lake Geneva

It’s no secret that Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a premiere summertime vacation destination. But have you ever considered a trip to this Wisconsin town during Spring Break? We’ve come up with this handy list of the top 7 activities for Spring Breakers to enjoy in Lake Geneva:

1. Stay at a Local, Luxury Resort

Grand Geneva

The Lake Geneva area is full of unique resorts and hotels that will add a little luxury to your springtime stay. As an added bonus, some hotels offer Spring Break deals!

Grand Geneva Resort

The Grand Geneva Resort offers extreme comfort with a variety of amenities including an indoor waterpark, outdoor fire pits, valet parking, an on-site spa, golf course, transportation, and much more!

Lake Lawn Resort

Located in the nearby town of Delavan, Lake Lawn Resort is also a prime spring stay location. With over 270 spacious rooms of varied layouts, Lake Lawn provides complimentary WiFi, private balconies, indoor pools, an on-site marina, spa, and Fireside Lounge.

Other Hotels in Lake Geneva

If you’re looking for a slightly smaller place to stay, there are several great hotel options right in downtown Lake Geneva.

Harbor Shores and The Mill Creek Hotel are perfect for those looking to absorb local Lake Geneva culture. Harbor Shores sits across the street from the lake’s shoreline and offers a built-in pizzeria. The Mill Creek Hotel is located one block from the lake. This hotel offers smooth access to the water, parks, and the downtown area.

2. Go Zip Lining at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

There’s no activity more suitable for a bucket list than zip lining!

At Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, we offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to soar through the spring treetops on our environmentally-friendly zip line canopy tours.

Zipline Tours

The tours last about 2-hours and feature 8 zip lines, along with 5 sky bridges, and 3 spiral staircases, finishing strong with a giant racing zip.

High Ropes Excursions

Aside from zip lining, we also offer high ropes excursions. This course is a series of high ropes elements and challenges suspended from a sturdy pine forest.

In fact, we have over 9 miles of Arbor Trails, and offer day passes for adventurers looking to hike or bike – whichever you prefer!


3. Discover Lake Geneva’s Local Shops

ClearWater Outdoor

Lake Geneva has an active and vibrant downtown with excellent local shopping experiences.

A couple of our favorite shops include Clearwater Outdoor and Cornerstone Shop & Gallery. Clear Water Outdoor is a one-stop shop for all of your adventure sport/style clothing, gear, and equipment in Lake Geneva. Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is a great place to find home décor, clothing, jewelry, candles, or serving ware that will add a touch of elegance to your home.

Lake Geneva has many one-of-a-kind shops selling anything from beach attire to high-end fashion. You can also find books and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

4. Try Local Restaurants

Egg Harbor Cafe

Lake Geneva offers so many great food options! With so many delicious options at your disposal, it is hard to narrow down our favorites.

Local Breakfast

For breakfast, we love Egg Harbor Café. This is a local favorite serving breakfast & lunch. They are known for their incredible menu featuring fresh, gluten-free options, Egg Harbor is a sure thing when it comes to great breakfast.

Fun Lunch Spot

A great place to go for lunch is DJ’s In The Drink. It is Located just minutes outside of Lake Geneva on Lake Como. DJ’s In The Drink has the best bar food in the area. Their menu includes fan favorites such as homemade pizzas, burgers, and Friday fish fry. Of course, you’re welcome to wash it all down with a refreshing selection of tap beers, as well.

Supper with a Sunset View

We love having supper at Popeye’s. Popeye’s is a large lakeside establishment that specializes in flame-roasted chicken, lamb, and pork. The menu is outstanding, and the atmosphere is as lively as it is unique.

For after-dinner drinks, we recommend Mars Resort. Also located on Lake Como, Mars Resort is a local favorite for live music and brilliant sunset views. Having been established in the 1920s, Mars contains a storied history with the feel of a 1950s supper club, including newly renovated gardens and a patio overlooking the lake.

5. Tour Geneva Lake by Boat

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Lake Geneva was named after our beautiful body of water. So shouldn’t you take some time to appreciate all that Geneva Lake has to offer? There are several ways to see the lake, either by land or by sea.

The most popular choice? Lake Geneva Cruise Line provides many types of tours, including different lake sections, lunch and dinner specials, sunset cocktail cruises, or a full lake trip all boasting iconic scenes of lakefront properties.



If one of these doesn’t suit you, there are always specialty cruises and events going on throughout the year.

You may also want to simply walk the Geneva Lake Path. The lake perimeter is a marathon’s worth of beautifully crafted dream homes. Touring the lake on foot makes for memorable strolls of any length. Lake Geneva Cruise Line will even pick you up by boat for the tour’s return trip.

6. Go Golfing on One of Our Many  Local Courses

While the lake provides opportunities to relax, there’s nothing quite like a day on the fairway. Luckily, for golf lovers, Lake Geneva has a number of options to choose from.

These clubs offer great tee times and courses:

7. Go to a Movie or Show

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

Believe it or not, there’s still more to do in Lake Geneva, such as a few notably awesome theaters.

One of the most popular is the Tristan Crist Magic Theater. Here you’ll get the chance to experience live magic, illusions, and comedy with new tricks added every year. The theater, itself, is small enough to create an immersive environment, allowing you to be right in the thick of the action.

There’s also the newly renovated Geneva Theater located in Lake Geneva’s downtown. The new owners have restored the building to its classic style and former charm.


Well, you now know the top 7 activities in Lake Geneva, and we’ve only scratched the surface! To learn more about Lake Geneva or to find a full list of current events and activities, check out the VISIT Lake Geneva website.

We hope to see you soon!