36 Hours in Geneva
By HANNAH SELIGSON DEC. 1, 2016

Don’t underestimate under-the-radar Geneva. This scenic city offers quirky museums, outdoor markets, great shopping and a creative food scene.

Geneva is like that guy, or girl, you underestimated in high school: slightly square and easily passed over for someone more dynamic. When you take a second look, however, maybe a decade later, you see a cultured, vibrant denizen of the world. That’s Geneva. These days the city offers a growing, thriving food scene; the charming district of Carouge; quirky museums; outdoor markets; great shopping — all set against the expansive beauty of Lake Geneva and the soaring Alps. Don’t be afraid to go off-script in terms of what Geneva is known for — chocolate, watches and fondue — and instead head for what’s simply the best, even if it’s Japanese food, to get a better sense of the well-roundedness of the city. Then steer toward more unexpected variations of the city’s staples. The best part is that Geneva is easily, and very rewardingly, conquered in a weekend.

By: THE NEW YORK TIMES