Top Things to Do in Geneva This Weekend

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Top Things to Do in Geneva This Weekend

Cutting-edge contemporary art and a two-headed turtle. Not the first things that come to mind when you think of Geneva? We all know the stereotypes, and who doesn’t love chocolate, watches and cheese? However, there’s more to the Swiss city than you might think. With culture and history galore, this stunning Swiss city makes a dreamy weekend getaway, so if you are wondering what to do in Geneva, our partners at Alps2Alps know exactly what to do!

Visit Some Natural Wonders

No trip to Geneva would be complete without a visit to Lake Geneva, the largest in central Europe. Walk along the shore, paddle board, or relax with a drink and watch the sunset.

A nice way of getting to grips with the city is to take a ride on a cable car up to Mont Seleve for stunning panoramic views.

Explore Diverse Districts

Geneva is a city of many faces:

Geneva’s old town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets lined with historical buildings. Stop for a drink at the Bourg-de-Four Square, the oldest in Geneva.

The bohemian quarter of Grottes is at risk of losing its free-spirited atmosphere to creeping gentrification. For now, Grottes retains its charm and is overflowing with theatres and quirky bars.

Carouge is often described as Geneva’s ‘little Italy’ due to its elegant French-Italian architecture. Drink in the Mediterranean vibe by peeking into antique shops and making leisurely food stops.

Take in Some Culture

Here are some of our top museum picks:

  • Walk amongst towering stuffed animals and spot a two-headed turtle at the Natural History Museum.
  • Who fancies a horology museum? We had to look it up too. The Patek Philipe Museum is the place to get up close and personal with Geneva’s finest timepieces.

Art connoisseurs are spoilt for choice:

Hunt for Gems

Search for treasure at PlainPalais flea Market, the biggest in Geneva. Held every weekend, it’s a great place to lay your hands on some bargains.

Why not grab yourself a swanky new watch in the homeland of watchmaking? Bucherer has several boutiques around Geneva and has been selling watches for 125 years.

Lose Yourself in a Steaming Bowl of Fondue

When in Geneva you have an excuse to indulge in all the melted cheese you can eat, Fondue is the city’s speciality after all.

  • Les Amures, is famous for its raclettes and cheese fondues in a traditional Swiss building.
  • La Buvette des Bains is a more quirky offering, serving gooey bowls of cheese at communal tables. Get dipping.

Make like the locals with this game - lose your bread under the bubbling surface and you have to do a shot of kirsch and sing a song!

If you still have space for something sweet, pick up some world-class chocolates:

  • Confiserie Arn sells beautifully created truffles, pralines and bars. Wash them down with one of their famous hot chocolates.

Head to the Alps for World Class Skiing

Geneva is a stone’s throw away from some of the most popular ski resorts in the Alps, making it a great starting point for a weekend skiing trip. Ski areas like the resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz are under an hour’s drive away.

To make the most of your weekend, book a reliable ski transfer with Alps2Alps from Geneva airport, so you can focus on some high altitude entertainment. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip with easyJet to Geneva from Southampton Airport today!