What to do in Geneva

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Geneva Attractions

Geneva is a beautiful city located down below the Alps and has been home to many famous Europeans and the center of many political events. Today it is one of the top tourist cities in Europe and has many fun places to visit and enjoy the rich Swiss culture. A visit here will have many activities to participate in and many local attractions to see both on foot and by train or boat.

Out of the many things to do in Geneva, here's a few of the must see spots that should be on your map when you check out the city.

Geneva tours come packaged with a boat cruise and are probably the best way to start your introduction to the city. The tours will usually take you to the great Geneva Fountain, a majestic bounty of water that towers over 400 feet high and is a magnificent spectacle to look at. Nearby the fountain you'll also get to see the famous floral clock of Geneva that tells the time in a rosey way. You can take a ride on the train to the old town part of Geneva. Here you can view some buildings whose foundations were laid back in the early centuries A.D. After that, take a boat ride out to the middle of Lake Geneva and enjoy the view from a distance.

If that wasn't enough, other Geneva activities are visiting Lausanne, Montreux, and Chateau de Chillon. These three places are all part of Geneva excursions into the countryside. The town of Lausanne is a beauty of old Swiss tradition and modern marvels. While you're here you may want to visit the Olympic museum or take a taste of the cuisine of the Swiss restaurants. When you leave here, the Chateau de Chillon is where you will want to head to see the castle where famous nobles and Barons lived long ago.

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Tavel House History Museum - Bring the whole family and set out on a fascinating adventure through history with each other.

Paquis Baths - Be ready to get wet and have a blast with the whole family.

Molard Tower - If you're intrigued by history, this is one stop you ought to visit.

Place du Bourg-de-Four - This bustling spot is popular with both locals and tourists.

Rousseau Island - There's something peaceful about being close to the water, so take your time here.

Cité du Temps - Allow some time to look at this place of local importance.

Chapel of the Maccabees - No matter your religious leanings, this place will invoke a sense of reverence.

Baby Beach - Toss a ball around with the kids or lay back and catch some rays at this coastal spot.

Mont Saleve - Be treated to vistas that'll blow you away at this natural wonder.

English Garden Park - Develop your green thumb and appreciate the glorious plants on display.

Things to Do in Geneva with Kids

There's fun for the entire family wherever you roam in Geneva. Here are some family friendly experiences to try together that are certain to make your trip memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Geneva on a sunny day?
What to do in Geneva on a rainy day?
When it’s pelting down, these fun indoor activities will keep you occupied (and nice and dry!):

What should I not miss in Geneva?
If you’d like to experience the best of this place, add these sights to your schedule:

  • Palexpo
  • United Nations European Headquarters
  • Jet d’Eau Fountain
  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral

Are there cheap things to do in Geneva?
What can you do in Geneva for free?
Your trip to Geneva needn’t cost a bundle with free things like these to keep you on the go:

  • Jet d’Eau Fountain
  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral
  • Place du Bourg-de-Four
  • Reformation Wall Monument

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