Why Visit Geneva
There are so many reasons why Geneva is the best place to visit in the Finger Lakes. However you make your way here, Seneca Lake and its stunning natural beauty will quickly welcome you upon arrival. This, the largest of the Finger Lakes, is visible along highways and hillsides from all directions leading here, as well as from much of downtown.
Upon your arrival, you may ask, "what is there to do or see in Geneva?"
Within 4.5 square miles, you will experience a vacation of a lifetime, for Geneva offers amenities and events that set it apart from other Finger Lakes communities.
Visit for the Tastes
If you love food, wine and good brew, Geneva is the perfect place to visit.
The City of Geneva offers a vast selection of wine, brew, spirits, casual and fine dining experiences to choose from. In downtown alone, you will find over 32 restaurants within a four-block range that will satisfy your appetite for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and even the snacks in between.
Many restaurants offer local favorites and use ingredients that have been grown or produced in the Finger Lakes Region. Whether you feel like dining inside or outside, each establishment's unique atmosphere will offer you an experience unlike any other.
Many events in Geneva offer a taste of the Finger Lakes that will leave you thirsting for more. Check out the Rose Soiree that is held every June on Linden Street, and the Finger Lakes Fire and Smoke BBQ Competition. These are just two examples of how Geneva strives to offer you the best.
Visit for the Recreation
No matter what age you age, you will find an activity in Geneva that will make you feel like a kid again.
Within the City of Geneva you will find plenty of activities and places to visit if you are traveling with children. The City offers 13 different public parks, eight playgrounds, a disc golf course, a full turf arena and ice rink, swimming locations, and kid-friendly dining.
The City has been nominated as a Playful City by Kaboom for the past five consecutive years. The Geneva Recreation Department, along with other non-profit entities like the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, the Geneva Public Library, the Geneva Community Center, and the Geneva YMCA host and facilitate many festivals, events and activities that children and teenagers of all ages enjoy.
Children aren't the only ones who have fun in Geneva! There are plenty of opportunities for adults to get out and have some recreational and healthy activity. Geneva supports events such as the Musselman Triathlon, the Seneca7, Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga, and so much more. Whether you are biking, walking, running, or interested in trying something new, Geneva is the place you can go to have fun.
Visit for the Culture
Geneva is the place to visit if you love culture. You will find a combination of art, architecture, music and history around ever street corner. Geneva is rich in activities that support culture and the arts. Music is a foundation in Geneva, along with history, artistic endeavors and architecture. You will find a rich selection of activities and locations that will inspire you to learn more, create more, and jam more.
During the summer of 2016, there were over 72 music events in the City of Geneva. The first Friday of every month, a local intersection of art and business brings the locals and visitors alike out into down, celebrating and exploring the city during Geneva Night Out
The Smith Opera House, one of Geneva's finest treasures, along with the Geneva Historical Society, bring about many opportunities for you to experience the historical and contemporary culture the City has to offer.
Visit for the Beauty
The City of Geneva lakefront is not only attractive- it is bicycle and pedestrian friendly. There is nothing that compares to watching a sunrise or sunset while walking along our extraordinary lakefront. Geneva is a City of Trees, full of natural wildlife, and offers a distinct feeling of serenity because of its natural beauty.
If you are here on vacation, you will find so many beautiful places to sit back and relax. Whether it is the natural ambience that the Finger Lakes Region offers, or the man-made architecture and public art that attract your eye, the beauty of the City of Geneva cannot be overlooked.