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Things to do in Geneva

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Excellent Mexican food and fantastic mixed drinks with fun ambiance. Outdoor seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite breakfast joints in the area. Creative takes on the usual breakfast fare and a bright ambiance. It's a great way to start a morning.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“The name says it all. It's a coffee shop atmosphere. They serve coffee / espresso and ice cream, and of course, chocolate stuff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great local Coffee Shop on historic 3rd street. Lots of Shops an boutiques”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Cool spot to check out on short bike ride. Cross the river to the Japanese garden at historic Frank Lloyd Wright home”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty, special, great tasting food. Also, Niche, Noche, Nobel House, great bars...our good restaurants go on and on! You have to be good to stay in business here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“This "little" store has an assortment of items, be it household, editable, clothing, garden & AWESOME artwork.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“A great place to buy a gift. They wrap things nicely. It's a local favorite.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“For homemade gelato and divine chocolates, you'll want to hit up this place. I love their Coconut Almond shake. Great for gifts for friends. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“It's a brewery, not a restaurant. Has amazing beer. People come just to visit it. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Metra train station is in Geneva downtown and it will take you as far as downtown Chicago. It is about 15 minutes driving distance from our AirB&B”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor shopping area, includes many popular stores like GAP, Dick's Sporting Goods, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, as well as good food spots!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“You're only 10 minutes away from the Fox River which is home to an amazing stretch of bike trails. Bring your bike with you and start off in St Charles (just head to the river and jump on the trail on the east side or head down to Geneva to hire yourself a bike. Ride either north or south. Both ways is an easy ride with lots of picture opportunities, places to eat and parks to relax in. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Excellent Mexican food and fantastic mixed drinks with fun ambiance. Outdoor seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite breakfast joints in the area. Creative takes on the usual breakfast fare and a bright ambiance. It's a great way to start a morning.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“The name says it all. It's a coffee shop atmosphere. They serve coffee / espresso and ice cream, and of course, chocolate stuff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty, special, great tasting food. Also, Niche, Noche, Nobel House, great bars...our good restaurants go on and on! You have to be good to stay in business here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“If you love beer, and like to try new ones, this is a must-visit. The food is outstanding as well - great burgers, really nice Asian-influenced calamari, and their famous sweet potato fries... mmm. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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