While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.
After a polar vortex-chilled, six-week run last year on the Riviera Beach in the heart of Lake Geneva, the upcoming Ice Castles frozen and illuminated ice extravaganza will move about seven miles northwest to the edge of Lake Como.
All around us are beautiful sights and scenes, some popular some exclusive. In this new feature we'll share some of these - through our lens - and hope that you'll join us along the way by sharing your favorite Wisconsin sights too.
It's easy to get caught up in the eternal quest for something shiny and new, especially when making return visits to a hometown getaway like Lake Geneva. But sometimes even the classics can be glitzy and fresh, too. On a recent visit, I revisited some gems on and around Geneva Lake and found each one to be shinier than ever.
The Lake Geneva Ice Castles are stunning and magical. They're open until they melt, but for now, just slide through them right here.
In recent years, the renowned Ice Castles have slowly drifted closer to Milwaukee. Now, the incredible ice sculptures you can climb inside have landed on the beach at Lake Geneva, offering you the best chance ever to see these remarkable creations.
Lake Geneva, that touristy resort town 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee, is a haven for bachelorette parties and a cherished vacation destination for families. But don't underrate it as a fun getaway for guys. Lake Geneva is for the boys too.
Thinking about an early summer getaway? How about planning a trip to Lake Geneva to enjoy two of the areas foodie traditions, Taste of Lake Geneva and Lake Geneva Restaurant Week?
Though it's not my favorite season, I decided to give winter another look, this time on the shores of Lake Geneva. What we did can serve as an itinerary for a weekend getaway to Lake Geneva.
The annual U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 29 in Lake Geneva. It's part of Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest, which runs Jan. 27-Feb. 4, offering a range of events including skating, tours, an ice bar, games and more.
The clock is ticking on Riviera Beach this summer, but it's not too late to get down to Lake Geneva and enjoy what's left of the season.
Milwaukee Public Schools' spring break is coming soon, and if you're looking for a quick and easy getaway, you don't have to look far. At just an hour's drive southwest of Milwaukee, Lake Geneva has plenty of fun for the whole family.
It's been a long time (too long) since I've taken the opportunity to get away for the weekend. But, a recent trip to Lake Geneva - after which I found myself considerably more relaxed - made me seriously consider why I don't do it more often.
Less than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.
Everyone and his mother has been to Lake Geneva. But its neighbor to the west on the north shore of Geneva Lake deserves attention, too. Williams Bay also has a number of good dining spots - more than I even list here - and here are six of them, plus a bonus two in nearby Lake Geneva to check out while you're in the neighborhood.