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Downtown Geneva

Downtown1With a Metra stop and the Herrington Inn & Spa, an elegant hotel overlooking the Fox River, Geneva's historic downtown is a perfect weekend getaway. Explore wineries and breweries, sweet shops, fine restaurants, and a sea of independent boutiques. Shop the French Market Sundays from April-November.

Geneva Commons

GenevaCommons1Popular national stores are abound at Geneva Commons, a retail complex in an open-air setting. Family-friendly and seasonal events are held at the Geneva Commons' green. From apparel to furniture, clusters of major retailers are conveniently located south of Geneva Commons on Randall Road.

Parks & Trails

Bench 1Accessible from downtown Geneva, the Fox River Trail connects to Island Park and Fabyan Forest Preserve, home of the five-story Dutch windmill. Canoe or kayak the Fox River, take a hike, or find a playground. Plan your day outdoors at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Geneva Park District.


Cougar1Attend a Kane County Cougars baseball game for exciting, affordable family fun with the KidZone, theme nights, and fireworks. Cheer on the Chicago Steel hockey team at the Fox Valley Ice Arena. Drop in for a public skate. Watch, train, or run a race on the new Northwestern Medicine Cross Country Course at Settler's Hill. Stay overnight at Comfort Inn and Suites Geneva, just minutes away.

Arts & Culture

Mural1 Visit the Geneva History Museum, which offers tours in architecture, cemeteries, and public art. Tour the Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden. On select days visit Geneva's Chicago 1893 World's Fair Viking Ship. Experience the City Hall Prairie Garden, designed by perennial plant expert, Roy Diblik. Experience Oscar Swan Country Inn, a historical bed and breakfast with public events year round. History of Geneva

Festivals & Events

FOV2The Geneva Chamber of Commerce organizes annual festivals, including Swedish Days, Geneva Arts Fair, Festival of the Vine, and Christmas Walk. In August Geneva Concours d'Elegance brings rows of prized automobiles to Third Street. Check Upcoming Events and the Special Events Calendar for details.