Come stroll along the lush, tree-lined streets and visit a historic town with exquisite dining, boutique shopping and world class lodging.  The peaceful environment of Geneva offers residents and guests an unmatched escape from the fast-paced world of today. A short trip from Chicago, Geneva’s train station is conveniently located just blocks from downtown. 


Geneva is a shopper’s paradise. From our historic downtown to Geneva Commons you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. 

Our downtown boasts over 100 specialty shops, many in historic storefronts and charming Victorian-style homes. With each new season, Geneva merchants fill their shops with exclusive treasures from all over the world. High-end fashions, exquisite jewels, European antiques, original works of art, face and skin products, unique food items and one-of-a-kind gifts are among the many items offered by downtown merchants.


Bring your appetite with you when you come to Geneva!  Choose from 5-star restaurants, casual bistros and fine chocolatiers to cozy coffee houses, tempting bakeries and gourmet carry-out. You’re sure to satisfy your cravings at one or more of Geneva’s rich variety of restaurants, eateries or catering options.  And don’t forget our breweries and wineries!

With the diversity of cuisine, eating and drinking in Geneva is more than a meal, it is an experience. Gather at landmark establishments, where welcoming staff treat you like part of the family.


Replenish during a stay in one of Geneva’s relaxing accommodations.  

The award-winning Herrington Inn has perfected the art of the weekend getaway with luxurious suites overlooking the Fox River, a world class spa, and a delicious in-house dining room.  

Those looking for a quiet, peaceful experience don’t have to travel far to discover The Oscar Swan Bed & Breakfast. The B&B,where the kitchen is the heart of the homey atmosphere, and the estate is steeped in country charm and history.     

Unwind with a dip in the pool at the newly renovated Comfort Inn & Suites, Geneva located minutes from historic downtown Geneva. Enjoy amenities which include complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, and outstanding guest service. Whether you choose one day or one week to stay, you will leave relaxed, refreshed and revived.

Live like a local and enjoy the comforts of home away from home in one of Geneva’s many Airbnb rentals.  A wide range of options to suit different preferences and budgets is available.


Geneva’s location along the 33-mile Fox River Trail offers easy access for bikers, hikers, joggers and cross-country skiers. The Fabyan Forest Preserve, Villa Museum and Japanese Garden are also reachable from the Fox River Trail. The forest preserve brings thousands to its trails while the garden offers a beautiful setting for weddings, portraits or as a place of meditation. 

Peck Farm Park, a unique leader in providing environmental education, can’t be missed!  It features a 385-acre park with trails, Hawks Hollow Educational Playground, and a butterfly house. Our award- winning park district offers twoswimming pools that will have all ages smiling, as well as a challenging mini golf course, and a disc golf course.


Thousands of visitors come to Geneva for festivals and events.  Each one offers one to five days of fun and exciting activities.  Come celebrate Geneva’s heritage at our Swedish Days Festival, June 19-23; enjoy fine art at our Arts Fair, July 27-28; experience Geneva’s finest restaurants and a glass of wine at our Festival of the Vine, September 6-8; and warm up with chestnuts roasting at our Christmas Walk, December 6, and Holiday House Tour, December 6 &7. Our website, has all the details for the year.