Welcome To Geneva
Take a stroll in downtown Geneva and explore our historical architecture, unique stores, specialty food shops and restaurants. Visit during one of our bustling festivals, such as the Swedish Days Festival and the Christmas Walk. You can enjoy the outdoors at a park and walk along the Fox River Bike Trail. If you are interested in history, visit the Geneva History Museum or the Fabyan Forest Preserve. From breweries to wine tasting to chocolatiers, many of our businesses offer tours and packages. Stop in a day spa with your friends for a pedicure or massage. A short drive west of downtown will bring you to Geneva Commons, a retail complex with popular shopping and dining choices in an open air setting. Check out the Geneva Shops Pinterest board to get a preview of what you'll find downtown. Follow Explore Geneva to receive Tweets on festivals, shops and eateries. Read our Shop, Dine, Experience Geneva blog for more visiting tips.
Downtown Public Parking Lots Map
Geneva Business Directory
Shopping & Dining Downtown & Beyond
With over 150 independent shops and restaurants in our historic downtown shopping district, plus the shops at Geneva Commons and through the City, you'll find what you're looking for in Geneva. Use the Explore Geneva Map to plan your trip. Check out all of your options for eating, shopping, staying and playing.
Whether you'd like to grab a quick treat or bring home an edible souvenir, take time to experience Geneva's wonderful specialty food shops. To find our delectable shops, check the Geneva Business Directory (specialty food shops category). We have shops specializing in coffee, tea, chocolate, gelato, ice cream, popcorn, baked goods, gluten-free, spices, olive oil, wine, local brewing and distilling.
The French Market brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown Geneva on Sundays late April to mid-November. The market is held from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Metra Train Station at Fourth and South St.
Visit the Geneva History Museum at 113 S Third St. for a peak into Geneva’s past. Wonderful exhibits about Geneva, as well as award-winning traveling exhibits are always on display for visitors of all ages to explore. The Museum offers guided walking tours about architecture, cemeteries and the Historic District. A self guided Public Art Tour and Walking Tour of the Central Historic District can be downloaded from their website or a paper version can be purchased at their gift shop.
For a preview of Geneva's special buildings, take a virtual tour of iconic architecture and read about our history online.
If you plan to get outdoors during your visit, Geneva has a wonderful system of trails and bike paths to explore. We are also home to Fabyan Forest Preserve, a scenic park on the Fox River with fascinating attractions. There are bountiful parks in Geneva with playgrounds and a touch of nature. Go Explore the great outdoors in Geneva.
The Fox Valley Ice Arena houses two ice rinks, a sporting goods store, a fitness center, and a pub and grill. The Fox Valley Ice Arena is home to the Chicago Steel, Chicagoland’s only Tier 1 Junior (20U) hockey team. Purchase tickets to attend a home game or drop in during public skate hours and rent skates.
Join baseball's Midwest League Champions, the Kane County Cougars for America's favorite past time. In addition to watching baseball's up and comers, Kane County Cougars fans will enjoy select theme nights and special events at Northwestern Medicine Field, including Star Wars Night, Halfway to Halloween and Princess Night.
Geneva's Public Art
The sidewalks, lawns and buildings of Geneva are woven with public art. Sculptures and murals are tucked in locations throughout the City. Read more about Geneva's outdoor artwork.
Find More Area Attractions
Search for nearby fun, history, and culture through Visit Chicagoland, a website of the Chicago Plus - Chicagoland Tourism Office. You can discover our attractions by selecting "Geneva" in the area category.