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Venture Through the Quaint Town of Geneva, Illinois

Featuring: Nancy Jensen

Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator , Geneva Chamber of Commerce

You're going to wish you were in Geneva!

Geneva, Illinois is a charming town outside of Chicago, with picturesque streets and riverside views that make it as pretty as a postcard. Learn more about Geneva's many hidden gems from a destination expert.

#1 Picture Perfect

If you could describe Geneva in three words, what would they be?

Quaint, Friendly, & Picturesque

There is a small town, Currier & Ives feel here as far as the building architecture and the flow of the downtown district. There are a lot of personal touches and quaint alleyways to peruse.

#2 Travel with Ease

What is the best kept secret in your destination?

Proximity to Chicago

We're on a commuter train line - you can get here from downtown Chicago in one hour!

#3 Get Away From it All

What is your favorite spot for a picnic lunch?

Island Park

Island Park is next to the Fox River in Downtown Geneva. It's a small park that's away from the crowds, but you can still enjoy the bustling downtown area.

#4 Create Memories

Who is a local maker or brand that you love supporting?

Scentcerely Yours

Scentcerely Yours is a fun-filled, make your own candle, soap, and room spray experience. They have over 100 different scents to mix and match to make a one-of-a-kind scent unique to you.

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#5 A History Lesson

Where would you take a local “know it all” to show them a new side of your destination?

The Geneva History Museum

The Geneva History Museum does great tours on things you might not know about Geneva's history. Their tours are a bit "off the beaten path," so it can be really interesting to learn more about our town!

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About the Contributor

Nancy Jensen

Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

About The Contributor

Nancy can show you how to enjoy a day in Geneva, whether you're strolling downtown or paying a visit to the local history museum.