While any vacation is a great vacation, there is something special to be said for getting together with your best friends. Planning your best girls’ getaway has never been so easy when you choose Lake Geneva! This spring enjoy several local events catered to unique experiences in fashion, cuisine, and entertainment. Stay in boutique accommodations and enjoy all the relaxing amenities Lake Geneva has to offer.
Must See Spring Events:
WHAT: Spring Fashion Week
WHEN: April 27-30
WHERE: Downtown Lake Geneva
New to Lake Geneva is the Lake Geneva Spring Fashion Week! Enjoy four days of shopping at over 25 locations with exclusive pricing and demonstrations, trunk shows, and even a VIP fashion show. There are giveaways, swag bags, and more when you sign up! Featuring something for every style and taste, you can find all the latest in apparel, jewelry, beauty products, and even stunning home decor at this downtown experience. And the best part is you can go to this event with your friends, pamper yourself, and find something to do the whole weekend you are in town!
WHAT: Lake Geneva Restaurant Week
WHEN: April 23 - May 1
WHERE: Lake Geneva Area Participating Restaurants
If you and your friends are foodies, this is the event for you! VISIT Lake Geneva brings this year's Restaurant Week back for its 7th year to showcase nearly 30 restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a dozen stops for snacks, cocktails, or something sweet in between meals! This is a chance for visitors to enjoy the distinct flavors of this destination's culinary scene and (weather cooperating) diners will be able to take advantage of the many stunning outdoor seating areas with lakeside views. Grab your girlfriends, enjoy a beautiful atmosphere, and savor all the best in Lake Geneva dining. This event coincides with Spring Fashion Week, so what an opportunity to immerse yourself in all the action during your stay!
WHAT: Women's Weekend
WHEN: May 13-15
WHERE: City of Lake Geneva
This ladies getaway is an exclusive fun-filled weekend in beautiful Lake Geneva. Your weekend will offer just the right blend of relaxation, learning, wellness, pampering, shopping, wining and dining. Plan your getaway by selecting from custom tailored workshops, classes, and social events including a cocktail & music cruise on Geneva Lake for all who register. Make sure you sign up to attend the rip-roaring 1920’s themed kick-off party at the historic Riviera Ballroom and if wanting to enhance your experience add the Lake Geneva School of Cooking dinner class which will be sure to wow your taste buds!
WHAT: The Streets of Lake Geneva Wine Walk
WHEN: May 22 (12-5 PM)
WHERE: Downtown Lake Geneva Participating Locations
This is the third annual Streets of Lake Geneva Wine Walk and it's for such a great cause! Tour nearly 20 stops Downtown to sample different vintages, nibble on snacks, and shop around. This ticketed event is perfect for a group of gals to participate and your purchase will land you some sweet swag items while the proceeds benefit the NEVER SAY NEVER PLAYLAND project whose mission is to build an inclusive playground for all abilities in Veterans Park of Lake Geneva!
Where to Stay:
Now that you've seen all the great events happening especially for you, it's time to book your stay! Whether looking for a one-of-a-kind vacation home, a chic mansion converted into a boutique hotel, or a luxury resort with spa services that will transform you, body and soul, Lake Geneva has something for every taste.
Main Street Loft at Geneva Lakes Vacation Rentals
(262) 248-1735 | Website
Ever heard of glamping? This property takes the term to the next level inside this downtown loft space! Each tent/suite has been designed for comfort, style and fun! This space sleeps up to 12 with tents set up as individual "bedrooms' within a spacious historic loft. There is a full kitchen and bar with all the essentials, plus swings! But no need to cook when you are just yards from all the wining and dining of this lakefront town!
304 S Wells Street, Lake Geneva | (262) 248-9711 | Website
Maxwell Mansion is a historic estate and boutique hotel located near the waterfront of Geneva Lake. The property features gorgeous rooms in The Historic Mansion (built-in 1856), The Stables, and The Carriage House. Overnight guests can take a dip in the heated saltwater pool (open seasonally), enjoy a hand crafted cocktail in their Apothecary Bar and Speakeasy Bar, or unwind by the fire outside with friends.
The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
269 Fontana Blvd, Fontana, WI | (262) 275-9000 | Website
If you are looking for a luxurious resort getaway with the girls, The Abbey Resort caters to everything you could imagine! Offering unique activities from lakeside dining and boat rentals, a virtual reality entertainment center, and resort amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, live music, and more you'll find something to enjoy every minute of your stay. And let's talk about the spa! This recently renovated space features not only incredible services for facials and massages, but also showcases their relaxation rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and their new salt therapy room for a rejuvenating experience. Best part, this resort also features great "Girlfriend Getaway" packages that include dining and spa vouchers, product discount, and more!
Unique Experiences While You Visit:
You've decided to book that girls' trip (yay you!) but now need to figure out all the must do's that will excite everyone in the group. Here are a few ideas of unique experiences while enjoying lake life.
The Candle Mercantile
870 W. Main Street, Lake Geneva | (262) 203-5557 | Website
This is a different kind of bar! The candle bar is quite the unique experience where you can create a custom fragrance designed by you (or with the help of their scent experts) to create a soy candle, home diffuser, or body product. During this time you can enjoy a selection of wines, beers, seltzers, mimosas, soda, and snacks. After you have poured your candles or melts, you will be given a pick up time, about 90 minutes later, to come back for your custom scented wax products. From here, you can shop beautiful downtown Lake Geneva or grab a bite to eat at any of the local restaurants.
Lake Geneva Cruise Line - Black Point Estate Tour
812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva | (262) 248-6206 | Website
Lake Geneva is home to a wealth of incredible historical estates and gardens. Those who love history, architecture, or even just watching House Hunters will fall in love with this unique tour. Start your day off on a boat ride across the lake and land at Black Point Estate & Gardens where you can tour this 130 year old Queen Anne style mansion. Step back in time where Baron Conrad Seipp created a haven from the hustle and bustle of Chicago life. The estate also hosts many special events and exhibits throughout the season.
Lake Geneva Scooter Tours
7036 Grand Geneva Way (Follow Signs to Mountain Top Ski Area) | (262) 684-3523 | Website
Explore the great landscape of Lake Geneva by scooter! Follow rolling hills and rustic roads that wind around the lake to scenic spots including Fontana Beach, Yerkes Observatory, and Edgewater Park in Williams Bay. All you have to do is follow your friendly tour guide and enjoy the ride to make it a perfect no stress adventure. Or if you would rather rent a scooter on your own, this company offers hourly, half day, and full day reservations so that you can soak up the sun where ever you like, as long as you like!
Clearly, Lake Geneva has always been the place to experience adventure with your closest friends. We are looking forward to seeing you this spring!