Just as fascinating as the city of Lucerne itself are its surroundings. The Lake Lucerne Region offers countless opportunities for memorable outings and excursions. A trip on one of the lake's paddle steamers is undoubtedly one of the highlights. The Lucerne Riviera is popular for its mild climate and idyllic lakeside resorts such as Weggis and Vitznau. Alternatively, head for the region's famous peaks for hiking excursions.