2. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Located in Walworth County, Lake Geneva is a resort destination on Geneva Lake, and popular for tourists, especially from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. It originally had an intriguing, but not as appealing, name, Muck Suck, for a Potawatomi Native American chief. It was later changed to something more western-sounding, Lake Geneva, on the waterfront of Geneva Lake (don’t confuse the two!).
If you’re looking for a luxury getaway, Lake Geneva is the place for you. Take a relaxing boat tour or rent your own to explore the lake. Spend an afternoon at Riviera Beach, or browse the goods at Galerie Matisse & Matisse Too. You can always have a spa weekend at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and have a delicious meal at Ristorante Brissago. As a fun fact, Hugh Hefner built his first Playboy Resort here in the 80s, but it has since been converted into the Grand Geneva Resort.