If you’re en route to Geneva this year, you’ve probably hitting the slopes or you’ve got business to do. Although Geneva is a spectacular city, many people believe that it’s limited to winter sports, and that it is a playground for the world’s elite. Thankfully however, there are a number of things for families to do in Switzerland’s most visit city too, and even if you’re only here for a few days, you can be sure that it will be an experience to remember. Let’s take a look at some of the best places and attractions that will keep the kids happy in Geneva this year.
Out and About
Geneva’s two visual focal points are Lake Geneva and the Alps, and bother offer amazing experiences. There are plenty of commercial boats that offer tours of the lake and the stunning mountain shoreline, and depending on the visibility of the day, you can sometimes see the peak of Mont Blanc.
Skiing is an exciting sport, and the younger your kids are when they take lessons, the easier they’ll find it in the future. There is a wealth of ski resorts to visit on Mont Blanc, and on a day pass it would be a great place to take the children. Not only will your kids get to traverse the ‘children’s slopes’, but introductory lessons will also be available by expert instructors.
If you’re looking for an alpine view like no other, then the Saleve telepherique, the city’s most famous cable car, will be happy to oblige. Taking you and your family up to a height of over 3,500 feet, the view of the city below as well as the low clouds resting on the sides of the mountain are phenomenal. At the top, there are walking paths which are well marked out, and you can even jump on a tour bus for a small fee and visit different parts of the mountains.
Kids and chocolate go together like two peas in a pod, and as the Swiss are the masters of chocolate making, it would be rude not to try some during your trip to Geneva. Every Genevois has a different opinion about who makes the best chocolate in the city, but one thing is for sure – they’re all simply divine! If you love chocolate, this is the city for you; book your flights to Geneva online!
The city of Geneva loves putting on tours for tourists, and one of the best ones you can experience is the chocolate tour. You’ll be taken all around the city to the best chocolate makers, and it’s up to you to decide which one is the best. From milk chocolate to white and dark, your taste buds will be put to the ultimate test, and some stores will even let you make your own on this tour!
There are some fantastic hotels in Geneva, many of which are family specific. After the sugar levels have reached dangerous proportions on your chocolate tour, why not take some down time in your hotel swimming pool, watch a movie in your room or even treat yourself to a spa session.