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From Root, it's just 19 miles north to the center of Zurich.
Go on a day trip to Perlen. It's just 1 mile to the west of Root. Ensure that Swiss Transportation Museum and Loewenplatz are part of your travel plans. Also head to Chapel Bridge.
Put on a pair of walking shoes and discover the magic at Trueb Lake, located 20 miles from Root. Another great option is Seefeld Lake, which is 25 miles away.
Sports lovers will appreciate the atmosphere at Letzigrund Stadium. It's in Zurich, about 20 miles to the north of Root. After the game, join the locals in one of the nearby pubs.
From gliding down the slopes to making snow angels, ski resorts have something for the whole family. Root is in the vicinity of two popular ones, Zeiger and Ski Arena Spießhorn, merely 55 miles and 50 miles from the center of the city.
Metalli Shopping Centre and Zug Trade Fair in Gisikon are worth experiencing. This nearby locality is approximately 1 mile away from Root. That said, Dierikon is around 1 mile away. Start off at Weggis Cable Car and Uferpromenade Weggis.
Buchrain is only 2 miles west of Root. This regional center features a wide range of things to do and see, such as Richard Wagner Museum, Hofkirche and Lucerne Arts Museum. Glacier Garden and Bourbaki Panorama are also well worth spending time at.
Don't miss the opportunity to take your senses on a tour of this region's alluring restaurants and bars.
You may not have thought much about the virtues of chocolate and milk in the past, but you'll surely be an expert on these prized ingredients by the end of the trip!
Take a tip from the locals and dine on stunggis (pork and vegetable stew) and wurstsalat (sausage salad).
Once the main course has settled, indulge in some yummy brunsli (swiss brownies).
Most bars will have Appenzeller on offer. Order a few rounds for your pals and discover why this beer is a local classic.
Whatever the time of day, you can always enjoy a non-alcoholic ovomaltine,
The perfect meal is one served with a glass of wine. If you'd like to try something local, chasselas and riesling x sylvaner are both good choices.
When you're getting ready to depart, spend what's left of your Swiss francs on last-minute keepsakes and bid "Bis spöter" to the people you've met and the places you've seen.
You don't have to worry about missing your flight. Just keep in mind that the closest airport is 25 miles to the north.
Root is well-loved by tourists, and offers a fine range of places to stay. Expedia's Root lodging guide makes booking easy.
If you're splashing out on a little luxury, check out the Palace Luzern, at Haldenstrasse 10, and the Park Weggis, at Hertensteinstrasse 34. Cheaper places worth checking out are the Post Hotel Weggis, at Seestrasse 8, and THE TOURIST CITY & RIVER HOTEL LUCERNE, at St.-karli-quai 12.
Located in Perlen, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Lion Monument, Loewenplatz and Hofkirche. Saint Peters Church and Bourbaki Panorama are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Lucerne, this hotel is steps away from Museum Sammlung Rosengart and Chapel Bridge. Lucerne Town Hall and Loewenplatz are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Aussersihl, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bernard Jordan Gallery, Swiss National Museum and Bahnhofstrasse. Fraumuenster and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps away from Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster.
Located in Burgenstock, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Hammetschwand Lift and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt Rigi. Stanserhorn Cable Car and Luftseilbahn Stanserhorn are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in Niederdorf, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Musee Visionnaire, Fraumuenster and Bahnhofstrasse. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Albisrieden, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Letzigrund Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in the heart of Lucerne, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Casino Lucerne and Loewenplatz. Lucerne Town Hall and Chapel Bridge are also within 15 minutes.