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Local Attractions

Explore Great Things To Do in Geneva, IL

Located on the banks of the Fox River in downtown Geneva, Illinois, The Herrington Inn & Spa is the perfect destination for experiencing the diverse range of tourist attractions and fun things to do in the area. While downtown Geneva is known for being a quaint and charming city, visitors will find a colorful assortment of things to explore. From the lively shops, restaurants and bars of Third Street to running and walking on the River Trail, kayaking on the Fox River and several championship golf courses, there’s something for everyone and we are in walking distance to most.

Here are some of the many opportunities that Geneva has to offer visitors.  
If you would like additional assistance please call our concierge at 630-208-7433.

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Festival of the Vine

Geneva's Festival of the Vine provides good wine, good food and good fun for the whole family!

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Christmas Walk

Tis the season to be jolly….wonderful holiday festivities with Santa, lighting of the great tree and strolling carolers!

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Swedish Days

Swedish days is the Granddaddy of Illinois festivals with fun for the whole family. 

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Geneva Shopping

Geneva is known for wonderful boutique shopping with over 100 specialty shops!

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Arts Fair

More than 140 artists will show their work on this Art Fair weekend. 

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Out and About

Come on out and have some fun in Geneva! Enjoy winding bike trails, cross-country skiing, ice skating, kayaking or canoeing or a scenic walk in the beautiful Fabyan Forest Preserve. Cheer on our Kane County Cougars or challenge yourself at some of Chicagoland’s finest golf courses. In the evening, attend an outdoor concert, a Broadway musical or the ballet. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to do.

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Geneva has a plethora of great restaurants and bars.

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The Geneva History Center

This nationally acclaimed history museum features engaging exhibits, fun family programs, guided walking tours and special events. 

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Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

Enjoy guided tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays mid-May through mid-October. 

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Scenic Trail

Across from the hotel, this trail has miles of waterfront access and is perfect for walking, running or biking.

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The Kane County Cougars, who are an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, are located just two miles from The Herrington. 

When planning your Geneva tour, our friendly staff will be happy to share their favorite nearby attractions and things to do. We can’t wait to share our town with you and we’ll have you living like a local in no time