A series of popular public beaches surround the city, such as both the Bains des Pâquis and also the Genève Plage.
The centrally located Beau Rivage Hotel is a reliable place to stay, being close to the train station and offering exceptional views across the lake itself.
The cityscape is very much based around Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), where the Jet d'Eau (Water Jet) fountain is a familiar sight and is clearly visible from quite a distance.
Numerous parks and important green spaces lie alongside the shore of the lake, sporting flower gardens, seating and stylish sculptures.
The Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations) is clearly visible from the lake and has become one of the city's most famous and recognisable landmarks, being known for its association with the United Nations.
Both locals and visitors to the city enjoy hanging out at the Parc des Bastions, whether to admire the flowers, soak up the Swiss sunshine on the grass, or to play a game of chess on the park's giant chessboards.
Around the city are a number of elaborate fountains, gracing public squares and local city parks.
The Ariana Museum (Musée Ariana) is in fact the only museum of its kind in the whole of Switzerland, being entirely devoted to all aspects of ceramics.
Close to the United Nations complex, the Ariana Museum (Musée Ariana) is housed within a magnificent building, which dates back to the latter part of the 19th century and is Baroque and Neo-classical in its appearance.