Lake Geneva travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake Geneva

With a population of 7,651, Lake Geneva is a must-see destination in Wisconsin, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lake Geneva to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Lake Geneva

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Grandview Restaurant (N2009 S Lake Shore Dr) and Medusa Grill & Bistro (501 Broad St) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Lake Geneva

American
Wonderful (131 reviews)
Steakhouse
Very good (128 reviews)
Italian
Very good (78 reviews)
American
Wonderful (131 reviews)
Steakhouse
Very good (128 reviews)
Italian
Very good (78 reviews)

When to visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva in November
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Geneva in November
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake Geneva in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12.2 °F, with an average temperature of 21.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.2″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake Geneva, with an average rainfall of 1.5″.

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How to Get to Lake Geneva

Plane

Although Lake Geneva doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport (MKE), which is located 37 miles from Lake Geneva. The shortest domestic flight to Lake Geneva departs from Atlanta and takes around 1h 50m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake Geneva. The train journey from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $16 for a 2h 05m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Geneva is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 64 miles from Lake Geneva. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Bus, Amtrak and Greyhound. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 80 miles and will cost you around $76. From Milwaukee, the ticket costs about $76 for a journey of 80 miles.

Plane

Although Lake Geneva doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport (MKE), which is located 37 miles from Lake Geneva. The shortest domestic flight to Lake Geneva departs from Atlanta and takes around 1h 50m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake Geneva. The train journey from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $16 for a 2h 05m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Geneva is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 64 miles from Lake Geneva. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Bus, Amtrak and Greyhound. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 80 miles and will cost you around $76. From Milwaukee, the ticket costs about $76 for a journey of 80 miles.

Airports near Lake Geneva

Airlines serving Lake Geneva

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,346 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Air France
Good (967 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,534 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,900 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,472 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,610 reviews)
Finnair
Good (879 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (825 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,380 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,635 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,497 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (765 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,332 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (448 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (939 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake Geneva

Average rates range from around $252 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $355 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Geneva

Most booked hotels in Lake Geneva

The Ridge Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 728 reviews)
$119+
Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 952 reviews)
$140+
Timber Ridge Lodge And Waterpark
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1580 reviews)
$197+
The Cove Of Lake Geneva
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 1056 reviews)
$160+
Bella Vista Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 665 reviews)
$129+
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8, 387 reviews)
$280+

Renting a car in Lake Geneva

Renting a car in Lake Geneva costs $42 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 44% cheaper than airport locations in Lake Geneva.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Lake Geneva (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.

Renting a car in Lake Geneva costs $42 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 44% cheaper than airport locations in Lake Geneva.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Lake Geneva (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.