Look into hotels in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and you'll soon learn that the lake on whose banks it sits is called Geneva Lake. These reversible monikers ensure you'll know when someone's referring to the land or the water, yet in planning how to spend your days at this delightful destination you will realize that the two are quite naturally symbiotic. Hike local trails where shady woodland groves are interspersed with open vistas and blue expanses pop into view and take your breath away. Spend a day plying the waters in search of a quiet cove to call your own, and return to the city thankful for its safe harbor and promise of a fine meal. Or, enjoy the best of it all with a day on a sandy beach, indulging in the simple pleasures of sunshine and lakefront scenery.
Big Foot Beach State Park, which is within easy reach of most hotels near Lake Geneva, encompasses the destination's magical ability to both invigorate and relax you at the same time. Sun-warmed, golden sand envelops your toes and holds you captive, guiding your gaze over the clear calm waters. Fringed in part by the beach, elsewhere by lush green lawns, and in the distance by dense forest thickets, the banks of the lake become a color-changing picture frame for the vista. Enter into the lake's cooling embrace, stepping over increasingly sodden sand until you get the urge to plunge head-first and pop back up into the sunlight. All the energy you'll need to expend is the occasional kick to keep yourself afloat. When it's time to leave the lake behind, arrange Lake Geneva rental cars and drive to Milwaukee, another lakefront city whose size, along with the vast, unseen reaches of Lake Michigan, put the seclusion of little Lake Geneva into perspective.
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