Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer in Lake Geneva and what better way to celebrate the long weekend than by taking a trip to soak in some sun, water, and relaxation! Check out our top places to stay and things to do to make the most of your vacation! 


Memorial Day Lodging


The Lake Geneva region is the place to book when thinking about a stress free getaway. Check out some of the area's resort properties and the fun activities they offer to help you celebrate your start to summer!

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa 
Kick of your holiday weekend with a stay at The Abbey! Rent a boat, splash around in their indoor and outdoor pools, and take advantage of the full slate of family fun activities! Premiering Memorial Day weekend, on Sundays, experience the event Burnin' Down the Docks where you can enjoy great live music, cold Wisconsin beers, and award winning BBQ from 12:30-4:30PM. Many stay packages are available. LEARN MORE > 

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark are perfect places to spend your holiday weekend. With room accommodations to suite every need, your family is sure to find the just what you are looking for. The two properties are located just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva and offer a wide array of activities to keep the family busy. From golf and pickle ball to spa services, an adventure center with hiking, biking and horseback riding, and an indoor water park you might just run out of time and have to extend your stay! The delicious restaurants round out the perfect elements for a fun holiday celebration.  LEARN MORE >

Lake Lawn Resort 
All weekend long at Lake Lawn Resort is a celebration! From Friday through Sunday enjoy live entertainment, lawn games, Delavan Lake cruises, plus so much more from their golf course and spa. Enjoy indoor and outdoor entertainment all weekend long and special recreation activities perfect for all ages culminating in a Lawn Party and Pig Roast on the afternoon of Sunday, May 26. The party will kick off at 4:30pm Sunday and the festivities will continue on Monday with fun games for the kiddos! LEARN MORE >

Check out our full listing of lodging options for information on other properties to help make your holiday weekend great!


Beaches, Boats & Water Sports


Tis the season to enjoy the lake! Whether looking for public beaches, boat launches, or places to rent out a kayak, jet-ski, or boat we have a full list of resources to get your water fun in while you are here. READ MORE > 

Local Attractions & Tours


No trip would be complete without experiencing our sensational attractions and activities. Here are a few options to get your list started!

Yerkes Observatory
As their website states, "It's time to be star-struck again!" The Yerkes Future Foundation has restored the beautiful buildings, groomed the lush grounds designed by the Olmsted Bros. and collected historical artifacts to bring this historic property back to its full glory! They offer a variety of tours of this architectural and engineering masterpiece, reserve your tickets and tour the observatory that put Geneva Lake on the map as birthplace of modern astrophysics. MORE DETAILS > 

Safari Lake Geneva
Just a short drive from Lake Geneva is an unforgettable animal adventure that the whole family will enjoy! Safari Lake Geneva is a family-owned conservation park where you can experience herds of exotic animals from the comfort of your own vehicle -- just like a real African safari! We’re not a theme park or zoo, but a unique wildlife preserve that is home to animals from around the world. Consistently ranked as one of the most exciting things to do in Lake Geneva, Safari Lake Geneva is a family-owned business and the brainchild of Wisconsin’s foremost exotic animal expert, “Jungle” Jay Christie. MORE DETAILS>

Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures has experiences for everyone, providing year-round, outdoor adventures for visitors to the Lake Geneva region. The expansive 100-acre property is home to a variety of adventures including the Zipline Course, High Ropes Course and Climbing Tower, as well as approximately 12 miles of single-track mountain biking and hiking trails. MORE DETAILS>

Lake Geneva Area Golf
Lake Geneva is a premier golf destination, with courses designed by names like Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, Dye, ÊNugent and Trevino. And with more golf courses within 20 minutes than most people have vacation days, Lake Geneva continues to be one of the premier golf destinations in the Midwest. For full list of course options READ MORE >

For more even more exciting things to do while you are visiting EXPLORE MORE >


Featured Local Events 

Lake Geneva Farmers Market

Memorial Day Parade
No Memorial Day would be complete without honoring those that have served. American Legion Post 24 will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade and service in Downtown Lake Geneva on Monday, May 27 at 10:00AM. Parade route starts at the Corner of Broad Street and Wisconsin Avenue and will end at the Brunk Pavilion in Flat Iron Park with a memorial ceremony following. READ MORE > 

Phoenix Park Band Shell
Who doesn't love the sounds of a concert in an outdoor venue? It's the quintessential start of summer and our friends at the Phoenix Park Band Shell will launch their free concerts in the park over the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel tribute bands. From Jazz to Country, Big Band to Rock and Pop, you'll find music playing at the band shell throughout the whole summer! For concert schedules and details READ MORE > 

Local Music and Nightlife
No celebration would be complete without some great music to create a soundtrack for your memories. The Lake Geneva region has numerous venues where you can fill your holiday evenings with great music from local bands. For a full listing of area events, entertainment, and activities check out the our calendar of events.

Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets are a great way to get to know a community and sample local products. Enjoy shopping for fresh produce and exploring specialty foods stalls, handcrafted art, soaps, fresh flowers, and more throughout the weekend in various areas of our region. For a full list of farmers markets open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday READ MORE > 

Or if you're looking for a unique year round market, consider taking a scenic trip to the East Troy Railroad Museum to hop on a train to Elegant Farmer which is famous for their pies in a bag and other home-baked treats!




For more ideas of how to plan your holiday visit check out our full calendar of events HERE >