Where to Stay: The iconic Grand Hotel Park just got a facelift for its 100th anniversary. Rooms start at $490; 29 Wispilenstrasse; 41-33/748-9800.
When to Go: From August 31 through September 4, motorheads will want to catch the second biannual Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet car rally; music lovers can enjoy the classical Menuhin Festival from July 15 through August 3.
Top Tables: Le Chesery, for fine dining in haute-chalet mode (dinner, from $176; 3780 Lauenenstrasse; 41-33-744-24-51), or low-key Posthotel Rössli for Swiss specialties like veal schnitzel and traditional fondue (dinner, from $42; 10 Promenade; 41-33/748-4242).
Other Activities: Channel your inner von Trapp with an Alpine hike, or enjoy the scenery from the basket of the hotel’s private hot-air balloon.
Getting There: Gstaad is just under two hours by car from Geneva International Airport, which is serviced by most major air carriers.