Lake Geneva WI Offers Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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LAKE GENEVA, Wis. - May 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Lake Geneva is reminding everyone that Sunday, June 15 is Father’s Day, offering up great gift ideas to help you show your appreciation for dad. According to a 2013 Home&Away survey, most dads want a family vacation over any other gift for Father’s Day. Specifically, dads prefer heading to a lake or beach. This means families searching for a gift should bypass the cologne counters and tie displays and log onto for easy getaway ideas sure to please dad and provide family fun.

“A short drive from Chicago and Milwaukee, Lake Geneva offers a wide variety of activities that I guarantee dads will enjoy,” said Darien Schaefer, President, Lake Geneva Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “From golfing and fishing to zip lining and hiking to slow paced lake cruises and museum visits, the Lake Geneva area has something for every type of dad.”

A sampling of Lake Geneva’s great getaway packages and activities for this special weekend includes:

Father’s Day Getaway Deals

Lake Lawn Resort is offering a special Father’s Day Getaway package that includes two nights lodging, a Father’s Day Patio Grille Beer Brunch, and a $100 resort credit that can be used at their Calladora Spa, General Store, Golf Pro Shop, marina, watersports or dining. On Father’s Day, dads get 50 percent off the regular golf rate plus 25 percent off all Lake Lawn branded apparel in the Golf Pro Shop.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is celebrating Father’s Day and its newly appointed Head PGA Golf Professional Kyle Kunash with golf specials. Dads can enjoy the challenging Brute course or the rolling Highlands for $89, with a same-day replay rate of $39.

The Abbey Resort Father’s Day weekend package includes opportunities to relax and enjoy family activities, live entertainment, and a barbeque.

Adventure Seeker Activities

Adventure seekers can try zip lining, tackling high ropes, mountain biking, paint ball and laser tag ( Parasailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing are also readily available for those who desire on the water adventure. Gage Marine, Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Jerry’s Majestic Marine, Clear Water Outdoor, and Fontana Paddle Company ( all offer boat rentals.

Slow Paced & At Your Own Pace Activities

Those looking for a slower pace can walk a segment of the Geneva Lake Shore Path which winds around the lake past striking century-old mansions built by top executives from famous Chicago brands such as Wrigley chewing gum, Singer sewing machines and Montgomery Ward department stores. Dad can get on the water with a ticket for one of the many boat cruises offered by Lake Geneva Cruise Line ( including a tour that takes you toBlack Point Estate (, the Queen Anne estate built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp. To get above it all, contact the Lake Geneva Balloon Company ( for a hot air balloon ride.

Golfing for All Levels of Play

With 22 spectacular courses, beginners, families, kids and the family pro’ all have the opportunity to hit the links ( Championship courses are found at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa ( and Lake Lawn Resort ( Or hit the links at Abbey Springs Golf Course ( or Hawk’s View Golf Club (, which has a 4-1/2-star rating by Golf Digest. The 27-hole public course at Evergreen Golf Club ( has been recognized as an outstanding value while beginners, families and kids can enjoy a walkable par-3 experience on the Barn Hallow Course at Hawk’s View Golf Club.

For easy planning of dad’s Lake Geneva getaway, including dining and shopping information, call the Lake Geneva Visitor Centerat (800) 345-1020 or visit

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About Lake Geneva

Nestled on the northeastern shores of Geneva Lake in southeast Wisconsin, Lake Geneva has been a resort community since just after the Civil War when wealthy Chicago families discovered the site and began building summer homes there. Today, the elegant, often historic estates still ring the lake and can be viewed from the water or by foot via the 21-mile walking path that circles the lake.

Lake Geneva boasts a wealth of dining options and lodging choices with the latter ranging from luxury spa resorts to rustic inns to lovely B&B’s. The area also offers pristine nature areas and a wealth of attractions. For information on Lake Geneva, honored as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2009 Dozen Distinctive Destinations, visit or call (800) 345-1020.

Julie Baron
Source:Lake Geneva Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
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