An Unforgettable Father’s Day In Walworth County

Dad says he is easy-going and wants nothing, but you know when it comes to his Father’s Day present, it’s got to be good. To help you with your shopping this year, we’ve compiled a list of Father’s Day gifts and experiences from around Walworth County that cannot be beat!

No matter if you’re shopping for your grandpa, husband, or other special dad in your life, we hope you find something on this list that wows him and creates memories he will treasure forever. 

The Gift of Golf: If your dad is anything like mine, there is nothing he loves more than hitting the greens with his buddies.  This Father’s Day, get dad out and about all season long with the 2020 Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail  Passport. The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail offers a wide range of play  from family-friendly par-3 to challenging nationally ranked courses, there is something here for every level.  The 2020 Golf Passport is Dad’s ticket to the ultimate golf experience.  Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer.  That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for $149.50.  Thats over $2,850 in savings! Order yours by calling (262) 728-6000 or by visiting lakegenevagolftrail.com

Restock Dad’s Liquor Cabinet: If Dad has made a significant dent in his favorite spirit throughout quarantine, restock his stash with Geneva Lake Distilling.  From the creatives behind Studio Winery, pick up locally crafted Brandy, Gin, and Moonshine just in time for Father’s Day.  While you’re at it, practice your mixology skills and perfect your brandy old fashioned to serve up and impress him at your next family meal.  We love this recipe!

Peace and Quiet: “All I want is some Peace and Quiet” said every dad ever.  Finally give him that gift with the Father’s Day Spa Package from the Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort.  Dad can relax with a 50 minute deep tissue massage, 50 minute gentleman’s facial, and complete spa access.  Schedule his day at the spa June 19th-21st by calling 262-275-681 or going online to www.theabbeyresort.com.

A Day on the Lake: Dads LOVE boats.  And when we say they love boats, we mean they loooooove boats.  Take Dad for a day on the water with boat rentals from Lake Lawn Resort. Rent speed boats, pontoons, and fishing boats hassle and worry free. Rentals are offered to resort guests and the public and often sell out, so reserve your rental today at www.lakelawnresort.com.

Gourmet Grill Master: Does Dad obsess over the grill? Spend hours tending to the smoker? Lovingly prepare rubs, marinades, and meats? Gift Dad with the finest locally sourced meats from Lake Geneva Country Meats, Wilson Farm Meats, and Jones Market.  From brats, to pork chops, to premium steaks, you’re sure to find the right cut to make Dad’s mouth water.  Don’t forget the sides! 

Ghostly Gifts: How many times have you caught him glued to the TV watching a ghostly History Channel documentary? Bring the stories to life and take Dad on a Lake Geneva Ghost Walk. Discover the haunted history of Lake Geneva with a 1.5 mile walking tour through downtown Lake Geneva.  Hear tales of colorful characters, haunted mansions, vengeful spirits, and many more spooky stories.  Reserve your spot for their Friday and Saturday tours today.

Take to the Sky: For the most adventurous of fathers, treat dad to a high flying adventure in the clouds.  Gypsy Air Tours bi-plane adventures offer the thrill of a lifetime.  Soar in open cockpit 1930’s vintage biplanes offering panoramic views and acrobatic thrills.  With the pilot seated behind, the sky is all his.  Book Dad’s flight today by visiting www.gypsyairtours.com

Rock on, Dad: Maybe music is more your Dad’s vibe, then The Belfry Theater is the place to be! Featuring classic rock, mo-town, Broadway, and oldies acts all season long, there is bound to be a show right in his wheelhouse.  Get tickets for one show or them all with a Theatre Membership and enjoy the show throughout the year.  Plan his visit today by visiting www.belfrymusictheatre.com.

Dads Day Dinner: After all of the Father’s Day festivities, there is no doubt he’s probably worked up quite the appetite.  Treat him to a Father’s Day Dinner aboard the East Troy Railroad Dinner Train.  There is nothing like the luxury and nostalgia of dining aboard first-class dining cars the way they did generations ago.  Enjoy a four course meal while travelling round-trip from East Troy and Phantom Lake. Seating is limited to 20 guests and reservations are required.  Visit www.easttroyrr.org/ to learn more.

Adrenaline at an Altitude:  Is dad an adrenaline junkie? Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures is offering 50% off zip line experiences and canopy tours to all dads on June 21st.  Zip along eight different ziplines, conquer the sky bridges and race on the 1,200 foot racing line as the grand finale all while your tour guide wows you with fascinating facts about our area.  Use code DAD20 at checkout.  

No matter how you choose to spend Father’s Day with your dad, we hope it is a wonderful day in Walworth County!

Dream Now, Travel Later: Planning Your Next Getaway

Many of us have had our travel plans put on hold, or at worst cancelled, due to Covid-19.

But here at Visit Walworth County, we’re encouraging you to keep dreaming and planning your travels with our Top 40 places to shop, stay, play, and dine in Walworth County (in no particular order because that would be impossible).  Now is the perfect time to get excited, plan for, and book your next escape.

1. Grab a Drink At The Apothecary Bar at The Maxwell Mansion

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2. Go Wild With Safari Lake Geneva

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3. Drink Like Locals At Champ’s Sports Bar

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4. See Lake Geneva From A Bird’s Eye View Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

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5. Bee Cozy At Humble BNB

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6. The Avani Spa At The Abbey Resort

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7. Shop Till You Drop At The Cornerstone Shop and Gallery

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8. Get A New Do At Clear Waters Salon and Spa

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9. Savor The Flavor Of Popeye’s on Lake Geneva

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10. Cruise In Style With A Boat From Gage Marine

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11. Its Always Burger Time At Gordy’s Boat House

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12.  Uncork And Unwind At Staller Estate Winery

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13. Dive Into History At Old World Wisconsin

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14. Rleax And Rejuvenate At Well Spa at Grand Geneva

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15. Enjoy A Classic Wisconsin Meal At The Duck Inn Supper Club

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16. Take A Cruise Around The Lake With Lake Geneva Cruise Line

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17. Enjoy A Craft Brew From East Troy Brewery

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18. Stay In The Heart Of It All At Main Street Manor

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19. Get In Touch With Nature At Paul Lange Arboretum

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20. Touch The Clouds With Lake Geneva Balloon Company

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21. Explore the Gardens Of Black Point Estate

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22. Pamper Yourself At Jasmine Salon

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23. Golf Like The Pros at Geneva National Resort

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24. Sip In Style At Studio Winery

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25. Caffeinate With Culture at Stillwater Coffee Company

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26. Ride The Rails With The East Troy Electric Railroad

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27. Toast To Great Times At Northleaf Winery

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28. Craft Your Personalized Candle At The Candle Mercantile

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29. Enjoy The Greens At Hawk’s View Golf Club

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30. Tour The Country With The Barn Quilts of Walworth County WalworthCounty.jpg

31. Be Amazed With Mystery At Tristan Crist Magic Theater

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32. Enjoy Lakeside Living At The French Country Inn

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33. Dine on Deliciousness Al Fresco At Pier 290

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34. Enjoy A Performance The Young Auditorium

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36. Make A Splash At Timber Ridge Waterpark

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37.  Indulge In Dinner And A Show At The Fireside Dinner Theater

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38.  Lodge In Luxury At The Ridge Hotel

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39. Catch Your Dinner And Eat It Too At The Trout House at Rushing Waters

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40. Turn Your Eyes To The Skies At The Yerkes Observatory yerkes_3.jpg

For more vacation ideas and sample itineraries, visit www.visitwalworthcounty.com! We can’t wait to see you when everything settles back down.  Stay safe, stay positive, and stay dreaming! We’ll be here for you when you’re ready.

The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail Passport

Many know, the Lake Geneva Area is one of to Wisconsin’s premier golf destinations.  Home to some of the best championship courses in the Midwest, thousands of golfers flock to the area to play in the footsteps of the pros each and every year.  With ten of these fantastic golf clubs located right here in Walworth County, The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail ensures visitors get the most out of their time to play.

The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail offers a wide range of play.  Ranging from family-friendly par-3 to challenging nationally ranked courses, there is something here for every level.   To ensure you experience it all, The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail is proud to present the 2020 Golf Passport!

The 2020 Golf Passport is your ticket to the ultimate golf experience.  Tee off in the Lake Geneva Area all season long for only $149.95 at these golf venues:

Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer.  That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for less than $5 a round and a savings of over $2,850.

Turn this opportunity into a full blown vacation by exploring the Golf Trail’s exclusive offers.  Be sure to check out resort and dining packages you won’t find anywhere else. Stay and play more days with the savings.

Supply is limited, so order your 2020 Golf Trail Passport today by visiting lakegenevagolftrail.com/passport/ or at the Walworth County Visitors Center, 2375 E. Geneva St., Delavan, WI 53115.  See you on the greens!

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