Top Things To Do in Geneva in August
This picturesque city surrounded by the stunning Alps transforms during the summer months into a lakeside paradise with warm weather, light evenings, a relaxed atmosphere and lots to see and do. Whether you prefer to relax under the hot sun with a good book or are eager to be out and about exploring the area, Geneva has it all.
- Geneva Festival
- Château de Chillon
- Enjoy the Lake
If you happen to be in Geneva between August 2nd and 12th 2018, you are in for a treat. The Geneva Festival, also known as Les Fêtes de Genève, is an annual celebration that attracts over 2 million attendees who come to this adored city to take part in the festivities. With entertainment everywhere you turn, you can enjoy wonderful acts including singers, live music, street performers, dancing and more. Have a go on thrilling carnival rides, taste delicious cuisines at the food stalls and witness the spectacular firework display at the festival finale. This is a very busy time in Geneva, so be sure to check availability at Fraser Suites Geneva and book up fast!
Château de Chillon
Built in the 13th century, the magnificent Château de Chillon boasts medieval style and a breath-taking lakeside location. The castle is the most visited historical building in Switzerland and a must on your list of things to do during your visit in August. Surrounded by glistening water and jagged mountains, it was a summer home for the Counts of Savoy and later used as a state prison. Its original purpose was to serve as a fortress in the Middle Ages to control the narrow channel between the lake and the mountains. Visitors of the castle can explore the dungeons, towers, secret hallways, medieval weapons, paintings and more. Arrange an excursion to Château de Chillon and be picked up at Fraser Suites Geneva where you will be taken on a day trip to explore the beautiful castle and the surrounding areas.
Aquaparc is the ideal choice for a fun-filled family day out. With indoor and outdoor swimming and attractions, Aquaparc is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day in Geneva. With something for everyone, the little ones can play in designated areas while the older kids can enjoy the wave pool, pirate ship and hula hoop. Take a relaxing trip down the lazy river or unwind in the wellness area which has spa baths, saunas and more. After a thrilling day at Aquaparc, return to your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Geneva where you can make yourself at home, prepare a meal, put your feet up and relax.
Enjoy the Lake
The most iconic part of the city, Lake Geneva dominates the landscape with its gleaming surface and incredible size. The shores of the lake are aligned with sandy edges, restaurants, bars and lots of activities. When looking for things to do in Geneva this August, be sure to make some time for the lake and there are numerous ways to enjoy it. Go for a stroll along the shores or perch up at a trendy bar and sip on a glass of wine with an incredible view. If you are seeking some adventure, the lakeside beaches; Le Reposoir, Bain des Pâquis, or Genève Plage offer a variety of water sports or you can just go for a swim. Why not set up a picnic or stay dry by renting a pedalo or row boat.
There is also a range of cruises that set sail on the lake throughout the day. Lake Geneva has so much to offer and time spent alongside or in it is guaranteed to be pleasurable and memorable.
With so many things to do in Geneva in August, you won’t fight it difficult to organise a busy itinerary during your visit. From outdoor activities to historical sight-seeing and a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants, your trip to Geneva will be one to remember.