We went to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, this summer for a weekend away--just the two of us, no kids. They had fun with Auntie and the Grandparents. We stayed at a comfy Bed & Breakfast, slept in, and had a fabulous gourmet breakfast served each morning. Here are some fun things we did.
Lake Geneva Cruise Line Boat Tour
There are multiple boat tours available each day. The mailboat tour shows the mailperson jumping off the boat onto the pier, and back again, without the boat ever stopping. We just did the 1-hour tour of the lake, which showcases the beautiful mansions of the wealthiest families in Chicago, including the Wrigleys and the Fields (of Marshall Field's).
Lunch with a Lakefront View
We had a casual lunch at Popeye's, which offered great classic American fare with a nice view of the lake. Scuttlebutt's is right next door, and also offers a nice lunch with a great view.
We played miniature golf at Paradise Golf Park, which has beautiful landscaping and nice waterfalls.
There are many art galleries and shops to browse, including Kilwin's, an ice cream & chocolate store. We came home with a few paintings...and some chocolate...and some fudge. :)
We had a casual dinner at El Palenque, a great Mexican place. Sopra Trattoria, an Italian restaurant, was a bit more elegant. Both had delicious food.
There are free tours every Saturday. You can look into the 90-foot dome and see the 40-inch Refractor, the world's biggest lens-type telescope, and its 73-foot diameter elevator floor.
What we missed:
It was kind of cool and rainy that weekend, so we missed out on the beach and boating. There was a nice little stretch of beach at the Riviera.
When we go back, we'll bring the kids and try out Moose Mountain Falls, the fabulous 50,000-square-foot water park.