Multi-generation trips to the Lake Geneva area are a favorite among families. There are the traditional summer vacations that bring grandparents, parents and kids together, annual family reunions for extended families, and skip-gen trips when grandparents and grandkids set out on adventures of their own. The following are itinerary ideas that should please everyone in the group.



Photo collage of families enjoying activities in Lake Geneva

Beaches and Boat Tours
With three lakes in the area — Geneva, Delavan and Como — water rules when it comes to family fun. Frolic on the beaches — Riviera Beach, Village of Fontana Beach and Williams Bay Beach. Walk a segment of the famous Geneva Lake Shore Path to see eyepopping mansions up close. See the homes and hear their fascinating history aboard a Lake Geneva Cruise Line tour or the Lake Lawn Queen on Delavan Lake.

Animal Attractions
The Dancing Horses Theatre stages a dazzling equestrian performance that is a must-see for horse lovers. Or go on safari at Safari Lake Geneva, a family-owned drive-through conservation park where you’ll experience up-close encounters with exotic animals from the comfort of your vehicle. You can even feed the resident giraffes.

Making Magic
Illusions, magic, comedy and audience participation make the award-winning Tristan Crist Magic Theatre another popular attraction among multi-gen groups. This is the kind of show you’d expect to find in Vegas, with death-defying escapes, a disappearing helicopter and more.

Orchard Fun
If you’re visiting in the fall, make it a point to stop at Pearce’s Farm Stand in nearby Walworth for pumpkins, fresh donuts and kettle corn, and test your group navigational skills in the 12-acre corn maze. Go apple picking at Royal Oak Farm Orchard and zigzag through the unique apple tree maze. 



Families enjoying outdoor adventures in Lake Geneva

Ziplining and Mountain Biking
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures has professionally guided zipline tours that take you flying through 100 acres of treetops. There’s also an all-new high ropes course strung between trees for an extra challenge (and perhaps a little family competition). A dozen miles of mountain bike trails may convince you to pack the bikes. The Adventure Center at Grand Geneva rents e-bikes and scooters, and sells day passes to ride the 8.5 miles of mountain bike trails there, too.

Horseback Riding
Round up the gang for a trail ride at Dan Patch Stables where there are also pony rides for the young’uns. Additionally, about a half hour from Lake Geneva is Wild 3L Ranch, which provides guided rides along Kettle Moraine State Forest trails.

Get out on the water via kayak or stand-up paddleboard with rentals from Clear Water Outdoor, located near the downtown boat launch on Geneva Lake. An orientation at the water’s edge is included in the rental.



Photo collage of area hotels

Lake Lawn Resort
Nestled along 2 miles of Delavan Lake shoreline, this place is where historic charm meets quality family time. It’s the kind of resort where kids can be kids. Plan a family reunion, and enjoy the on-site dining, golf, spa, watersports and more.

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
Enjoy family-friendly suites with kitchens. The newly renovated waterpark boasts a multi-level play structure, dump bucket and four new slides, plus a kids activity center, mini bowling and golf, and on-site dining.

The Cove of Lake Geneva
Guest suites here function as a home away from home, while two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, on-site dining and an ideal location overlooking Geneva Lake in the heart of downtown make it perfect for families.

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
With panoramic views of Geneva Lake, indoor and outdoor pools, on-site dining and walkability to the beach, downtown shops and attractions, Harbor Shores puts  you in the heart of all the downtown action. 


Lake Geneva is the place your whole family can gather to have loads of fun and make amazing memories!