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Outdoor autumn adventures by the numbers: 2 wheels, 4 wheels, 2 legs or 4 legs options

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 | Things to Do , General

Outdoor autumn adventures by the numbers: 2 wheels, 4 wheels, 2 legs or 4 legs optionsChoose your adventure at Grand Geneva this fall Crisp autumn breezes are about to sneak up on us and Lake Geneva’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is offering a variety of ways for guests to get outside and enjoy the upcoming fresh fall air and incredible Midwest fall foliage. Of course, guests can simply walk around the resort’s stunning glacier-carved 1,300 acre campus, but here are other fun ways to get around and explore popular Wisconsin country roads when you want (and need) to take a break from remote working and virtual learning. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the Wisconsin Fall Color Report for optimal leaf-looking opportunities. Choose an adventure: On two wheels:Feel the wind in your hair as you zip around the rustic roads of southeast Wisconsin on a scooter. Rent one for a few hours or take a guided tour around the area with Lake Geneva Scooter Tours and

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is Closer Than You Think

Posted: Aug 07, 2020 | Things to Do , General

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is Closer Than You Think. From pools to playgrounds to award-winning restaurants and spa, your next trip is just a tank of gas away -- time to pack the car With gas prices more favorable than they've been in years plus the desire for a much-needed long vacation, Americans are expected to pack their cars and get back to the classic road trip this summer and fall. A recent travel survey from The U.S. Travel Association and MMGY Travel Intelligence revealed that 68% of participants currently prefer traveling in their own vehicle -- an opportunity to explore some of the country's award-winning destinations within driving distance of home. Those planning a Midwest road trip should consider Lake Geneva, WI -- a city with idyllic views and landscapes and home to the award-winning Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. Earlier this summer, both resorts reopened their doors with the introduction of

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Classic American Cars at a Classic American Resort

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 | Local Area , Things to Do , Outdoor Adventures

Classic American Cars at a Classic American ResortEver want to drive a 1965 Ford Mustang on an open country road? Here’s your chance at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Classic car connoisseurs, this one is for you. Lake Geneva’s Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is pleased to share that it is now offering guests a new way to cruise around Lake Geneva. The legendary 1,300 acre, AAA Four-Diamond resort has teamed up with classic car rental company, American Classic Rental (ACR), to offer guests the opportunity to rent and drive popular American cars from the 1940’s through 1970’s.Guests can social distance in style in the fresh air and explore the open Wisconsin country roads in some of America’s most popular vintage vehicles. The resort’s lineup of cars includes a 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow; 1980 Chevrolet Corvette; 1965 Shelby Cobra Tribute; 1968 Pontiac GTO; 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W-30l; 1965 Ford Mustang and more. This new offering is available on

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Winter Wellness

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 | Spa , Things to Do , Outdoor Adventures

Hit the reset button on new year’s resolutions. Here’s why travelers should head to Lake Geneva for a winter wellness getaway According to Business Insider, a whopping 80 percent of new year's resolutions fail by the second week of February. The odds of your readers keeping up with their fitness and wellness goals for 2020 aren’t looking great.  If they fall into that 80%, it may be time to press the reset button with a trip. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a one-stop Midwest destination to refocus wellness and fitness goals. The resort offers a full-service gym and plenty of activities to get guests’ heart racing and 2020 fitness goals back on track (think: skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and hiking). But it’s also where they can go to relax and reset with an award-winning spa. Located in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa offers an on-site fitness center for those looking to maintain a fitness routine while tra

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February 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 | Press Coverage

Travel + Leisure, February 1, 2020These Hotels Have Some of Valentine’s Day’s Most Over-the-top Offers — and They’re Available to Book Nowhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/valentines-day/valentines-day-hotel-experiences Reader's Digest, February 6, 202017 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packageshttps://www.rd.com/advice/travel/valentines-day-hotel-packages/page/2/ Milwaukee Magazine, February 13, 2020Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.milwaukeemag.com/another-outdoor-igloo-dining-experience-comes-milwaukee-area/ Chicago Parent, February 19, 2020 (Grand Geneva and Timber Ridge)Your family travel guide to Lake Genevahttps://www.chicagoparent.com/explore/travel/lake-geneva-family-guide/

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January 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Feb 04, 2020 | Press Coverage

HGTV, January 23, 2020The Gramping Travel Trend: Why Grandparents and Grandkids Should Travel Togetherhttps://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/travel/gramping-trip-ideas-grandparents-grandkids-picturesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 16, 2020 (Timber Ridge)When it's too cold to swim outside, check out one of these indoor waterparks in Wisconsinhttps://www.jsonline.com/story/life/wisconsin-family/2020/01/16/indoor-waterparks-wisconsin-great-family-recreation-winter/2776951001/Mommy Nearest, January 1, 2020 (Timber Ridge)Must-Visit Indoor Water Parks in the Chicago Areahttps://www.mommynearest.com/edition/chicago/article/must-vist-indoor-water-parks-in-the-chicago-area

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March 2020 Media Highlights

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 | Press Coverage

Northwest Indiana Times, March 15Grand Geneva Resort Celebrates 25 Years  https://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/grand-geneva-resort-celebrates-years/article_88e849e7-4471-5bac-a430-4d2fc36220e0.html Lake Geneva Regional News, March 8Italian Restaurant Wins Diner’s Choice Awardhttps://www.lakegenevanews.net/entertainment/dining/restaurants/italian-restaurant-wins-diners-choice-award/article_cf2003ab-4971-56d4-9f62-5c6d501f48e2.html Illinois Meeting + Events, Winter 2020 IssueRoad Trip: Wisconsin Onlinehttps://il.meetingsmags.com/road-trip-wisconsin 

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Summer Media Highlights

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 | Press Coverage

Make It Better, May 21, 2020The 13 Best Public Golf Courses in Chicago and Wisconsinhttps://better.net/travel/best-public-golf-courses-chicago-wisconsin/Nerd Wallet, June 24, 2020Best Hotels to Watch Fourth of July Fireworkshttps://www.nerdwallet.com/article/travel/best-hotels-to-watch-fourth-of-july-fireworks-this-yearFamily Road Trip Guru, June 29, 2020Best Family Vacation in Wisconsin #3 - Lake Genevahttps://familyroadtripguru.com/2020/06/29/best-family-vacations-in-wisconsin/Smart Meetings, June 30, 2020Grand Geneva awarded Best Golf Resorthttps://www.smartmeetings.com/magazine_article/2020-smart-stars-award-winnersFamily Road Trip Guru, June 29, 2020Best Family Vacation in Wisconsin #3 - Lake Genevahttps://familyroadtripguru.com/2020/06/29/best-family-vacations-in-wisconsin/    Bleu Magazine, June 18, 2020Charming Lake Geneva, WI

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining, AAA Four-Diamond all-seasons resort set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva. Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features 356 guest accommodations, including deluxe rooms and suites, along with 29 new villas. On site, guests can enjoy the WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. Also on the resort’s grounds is the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, featuring 225 guest suites and 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, bringing the total number of rooms on the Grand Geneva campus to 609.

Whatever the time of year, visitors are always discovering something new – from a hillside turning crimson in autumn to the joys of Christmas in the Country, and annual winter celebration from November through the holidays. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on: