Located on the southern tip of Lake Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland is surrounded by picturesque beauty and dramatic views. There are so many reasons why visitors come from around the world to explore the beauty of this Swiss city - perhaps it’s the lake front location, adventurous activities that can be done on land and on water, or it’s just the ambience and welcoming locals that make a trip to Geneva a must on any bucket list. Though it’s often misrepresented as the capital of Switzerland, Geneva does have an impressive population and is the headquarters of many international organizations including the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross. The United Nations also has a powerful presence in Geneva, not to mention the number of luxurious accommodations and amenities -- the epitome of class and elegance is evident throughout much of the city.

However beautiful and luxurious as Geneva appears, there is still a quaint and attainable culture underneath its outward appearance. Just like any other city, neighborhood bars feature high energy nightlife activities and counterculture can be experienced in various areas of Geneva, such as Les Grottes. There are also quite a few points of interest that are well worth the visit as you explore Geneva on foot. Many historic buildings and cathedrals are located throughout the city, one of the most popular being St. Pierre Cathedral, with the 12th-century cathedral highlighting a range of architectural styles -- the church is also notable for being home church to John Calvin, the renowned leader of the Protestant Reformation.

As you walk around exploring Geneva checking out the various shops and cafés, you will no doubt set sights on the dramatic Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva. A beautiful landmark, especially during the evening hours, this famous fountain is illuminated and shoots water an impressive hundred and 40 meters up into the sky. Those who love visiting museums will find the Musee d’Art et d’Historie especially interesting -- it was built in 1910 and houses an impressive collection of artifacts and paintings ranging from prehistoric periods all the way through modern times.