Sit and take it all in at the shores of Lake Geneva, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe, or visit one of the many beautiful parks scattered around the city. Enjoy a collection of larger than life monuments, such as the gigantic Jet d’Eau, pay homage to International Red Cross at their humanitarian museum, or discover the homes of over 20 fascinating international organisations, like CERN. Head to the Old Town for culture and history, and some great shopping as you stroll the cobblestone streets – you’d be forgiven for forgetting what century you live in. The unique areas of Bourg-de-Four Square and Carouge are both well worth exploring for trendy stores and a Bohemian flair.
If you’re going to Switzerland, you’re more than likely going for the great outdoors; the Alps, the lakes, the snow. For that, it is hard to find a bad location in Geneva. While it can be more expensive than some of the smaller Swiss villages, the views, the history and culture will more than make up for it.