Local Activities

Welcome to Geneva, Illinois!

Geneva, IL is an ideal location for activities in all weather.  The hotel is situated on the waterfront of our beautiful town with many artisan shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs all within walking distance of the hotel.

We are also near the Metra station, so take the train to Geneva and we will pick you up at the station!

Here are some of the many opportunities that Geneva has to offer visitors:  If you would like additional assistance please call our concierge: 630-208-7433 or visit one of two very useful websites, Geneva Downtown.org, or Geneva Chamber of Commerce website.

The Geneva History Center

We are fortunate to have a nationally acclaimed history museum in the heart of Geneva’s picturesque downtown. Located at 113 South Third Street, the museum features engaging exhibits, fun family programs, guided walking tours and special events. Visitors can also shop the museum store for unique Geneva souvenirs. Open year-round TuesdaySaturday from 11-4 and Sundays noon-4 from April-December. Van tour and bicycle tours are also available. For more information call 630.232.4951 or visit the website at www.genevahistorycenter.org.

Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

Offers guided tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays mid-May through mid-October. They are approximately 45 minutes long and cover the 1st and 2nd floor of the house, highlighting the Fabyan history, the scope of the estate, and the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

Visitors are able to stroll through the Fabyan Forest Preserve, encompassing 200 acres of the Fabyan estate and enjoy the remnants of the elaborate grounds; including the renovated historic Japanese Garden, open Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.

This is located about one mile from the hotel on Route 31 just north of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. For more information call 630.232.4811 or visit their website: www.ppfv.org/fabyan.htm

Scenic Trail

The Fox River Trail is located just across the water from our hotel. The trail has miles of waterfront access and is perfect for walking, running or biking.  Bike rentals are available at Mill Race Cyclery, which is just across the river and on the bike trail.


The Kane County Cougars, who are an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, are located just two miles from The Herrington.  http://kccougars.com/  Catch a game and have a great time while watching future Cub players in action!