Hey there! Looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Look no further than Lake Geneva, the perfect destination for a 24-hour winter getaway! In just 24 hours, you can experience the best of this charming town. From exploring off-the-beaten-path spots like secluded nature trails and hidden speakeasys to music venues and delicious cuisine, there's plenty to see and do. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, this hidden gem has something for everyone.

So, pack your bags, grab your loved ones, or go solo, and get ready for an unforgettable trip filled with adventures and moments of pure relaxation in Lake Geneva! Your 24-hour escape to Lake Geneva awaits.

Couple snowshoeing with their dog

Day One

The Lake Geneva area becomes a true winter wonderland when the snow starts flying and there's no better way to enjoy some frosty fun than to get outside and explore. Plan to arrive in Lake Geneva early so you can take advantage of some of the fun winter activities and attractions. You'll find a number of local nature preserves and parks that encourage folks to try their hand at winter hiking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.


Couple on cross country ski trail

Be sure to take advantage of Geneva Lake's serene beauty by spending some time by the waterfront. While the lake might be frozen you can still go for a leisurely hike along the scenic lakeshore path to get some amazing pictures of the frozen landscape. If you're feeling a little adventurous, try your hand at some winter ziplining for an adrenaline rush soaring through the treetops. You'll find lots of outdoor activities available at the Adventure Center at the Grand Geneva Resort too. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the stunning views of nature that surround the Lake Geneva area.


Abbey Resort in the winter

By the time you are done enjoying the beautiful winter scenery around Lake Geneva it’s time to check into your home for the night. Whether you enjoy the quiet of a historic B & B, the energy of a full-service resort, or the luxury of a boutique hotel you won’t be disappointed! You’ll find the perfect place for your 24-hour getaway with locations within walking distance of downtown and restaurants and other locations tucked away in the countryside on expansive grounds that truly feel like an escape!

Find your perfect place for a one-night stay here.


Drinks being served to an igloo

After spending your first wintery day exploring the area and getting settled into your accommodations, it's time to indulge in some mouthwatering cuisine. Lake Geneva boasts a diverse culinary scene with options ranging from cozy cafes to upscale waterfront restaurants. Treat yourself to a delectable meal featuring locally sourced ingredients and savor the flavors of the region. Embrace the winter vibes completely by enjoying a delightful late afternoon lunch or dinner at one of Lake Geneva's many igloo experiences.

Explore all of your dining options here.


Drinks in an igloo at the Maxwell Mansion

As your first day comes to an end, don't forget to catch a breathtaking winter sunset over Lake Geneva before settling down for a cozy evening and a craft cocktail. If you still have energy after your exciting first day in Lake Geneva, be sure to check out the rich night life! You'll find live music all around the lake and other fun entertainment to keep the night going! Whether you choose to enjoy a cozy bonfire under the stars, indulge in some stargazing from your accommodation's balcony, or dance the night away you'll end your first day with us happy and ready for a night's rest.


Coffee and a pastry on a table at a restaurant

Day Two

Start your morning off with a great breakfast to fuel up for your day. Whether you choose to indulge in brunch at one of the resorts, head out to one of the many local eateries for a casual breakfast, or decide to start your day with a simple coffee and a sweet treat, we’ve got you covered. Even though it may be frosty outside we encourage you to take a moment to plan your day while strolling the lakefront. There’s nothing like an early morning walk along the lakeshore, coffee in hand, dreaming of the day to come!


Kids snow boarding at the Mountaintop

After your leisurely breakfast, you might enjoy hitting the slopes before you head out of town. There are lots of skiing options within 20 minutes of Lake Geneva! You'll find one of them located at The Mountaintop at Grand Geneva Resort, one located minutes from Lake Geneva at Wilmot Mountain. If you've brought your family with you on your 24-hour escape this is a must-do before you head home! No matter your skill level you are sure to have fun skiing and enjoying some quintessential winter fun.


Winter Shopping

If skiing is not your thing, then you might want to head downtown for some retail therapy. Explore the charming streets lined with boutique shops and galleries, where you can find unique souvenirs or trendy fashion pieces. Whether you're searching for that perfect keepsake or unique addition to your home, or looking to expand your wardrobe, Lake Geneva has one-of-a-kind shops and stores for all kinds of shoppers! 

Explore all the shopping options here and plan your spree!


Couple enjoying a spa bath

The best way to end your 24-hour winter getaway to Lake Geneva is with some pampering. Many of the area resorts offer spa packages that you can take advantage of on your escape. You don’t have to stay at the resorts to indulge in their spas, a simple call to book a treatment or two will get you set up for a relaxing end to your trip. In addition to the resorts, there are several local boutique spas that offer some unique and fun treatments and experiences that are sure to make you want to plan another getaway to Lake Geneva.


So, there you have it, an unforgettable 24-hour winter getaway to Lake Geneva awaits! Get ready for outdoor adventures, shopping delights, delicious dining experiences, and moments of pure relaxation. It's time to make lasting memories in this picturesque destination!