When to go to Geneva
Knowing when to visit Geneva is simply a case of personal preference. People may want to visit for the weather where others may want to visit for specific events within Geneva.
The peak season of Geneva is July and August. These are the months that pull the biggest crowds and also have the best weather. The beginning of August marks Swiss National day, here you will be treated to two weeks of festivities. You will also find the summer filled with events and a number of musical festivals.
The off season months are June and September. These remain pleasant periods in which to visit Geneva and you may find the both flights and holiday accommodation is lowered due to the decreased demand.
The off season months are October, November, April and May. These months show that Geneva has the lowest crowds not to mention the lowest rates in some instances. Although you may find some hotels to be closed during the quiet period.
There are a number of annual events and festivals occurring in Geneva throughout the year. These include the “Fete De La Musique” Geneva’s largest music festival which features over 100 acts. This normally takes place during 17-19th June.
There is also the “Fetes De Geneve” which is said to be the highlight of the summer period. The fete attracts two million visitors annually and has a collection of concerts, rides and food stalls.
The Christmas Festival, which occurs from November through to January, is a time where Geneva hosts its more traditional side by offering a back to roots kind of Christmas. Here you will see a number of stalls as well as a free open air skate park.
Fans of cars may be interested in the International Motor Show which is held between the 3 – 11th March. The show hosts many classic cars as well as introducing some new prototypes.
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