Whether you read our guide, listen to our radio show, or explore online, we're here to help you find the surprising adventure that waits for you. Beginning in the rural region of the Genesee Valley, through the Rochester metro area, and south into Central New York and the Finger Lakes. In the time it takes to watch your favorite movie, you’ll be here. We welcome our Canadian neighbors!
Watkins Glen and Schuyler County are home to an incredible mix of natural beauty, high-octane excitement, fine wine, craft beer, and handcrafted spirits, and farm-to-table tourism. Boasting acclaimed attractions such as Watkins Glen International; Watkins Glen State Park; the 40+ wineries, craft breweries, and region's first distillery which dot the hillsides surrounding Seneca Lake; the Finger Lakes National Forest; the Farm Sanctuary; 44 waterfalls throughout our county, and so much more. This is your perfect trip for your family vacation, girl's getaway, couple's retreat, or wedding.
Follow the JELL-O brick road to see where it all began! JELL-O, was created right here in Western New York in 1897! Enjoy a docent led tour through the history of “America’s Most Famous Dessert” where you'll marvel over the ads, TV commercials, molds, paintings and displays filled with fun facts!
A fun and friendly destination! Conveniently located halfway between Niagara Falls/Buffalo and Rochester, Genesee County has three major exits off the NYS Thruway (I-90): Exits 47, 48 and 48A. We’re located less than an hour from the Canadian border and Niagara Falls to the west, and the Finger Lakes Region to the east.
With over 1,000 hotel rooms, great dining selections and interesting things to see and do, Genesee County offers something for everyone!
There’s no better way to enjoy summer than by experiencing the natural wonders of Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, as well as the man-made. Discover for yourself the many ways we transform our stunning landscape into something even more remarkable by hiking, biking, paddling, soaring, or simply slowing down to savor the great outdoors.
Between the world-famous waterfalls and the world-class city, travelers find themselves at the center of it all in Central New York state. From the National Baseball Hall of Fame to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and countless USA Main Streets, Central New York lays claim to the ultimate rural American experience.
Drive quiet country roads among rolling hills and beautiful natural scenery. Discover Herkimer Diamonds, ancient rock formations millions of years in the making. Journey into the Adirondack Mountains by way of a scenic railroad excursion.
Carved from glaciers and sculpted by the elements, the jagged cliffs of the Chimney Bluffs are a stunning New York landmark. Located in Wolcott, NY, the Chimney Bluffs State Park offers beautiful scenery and miles of hiking trails through a lush forest. To the north, the rocky cliffs of the Chimney Bluffs overlook a pebbly shore, meeting Lake Ontario’s crystal clear waters below. Guests can hike, bike, and picnic in the summer and snowshoe and ski in the winter. Visit the website for more information!
The Rochester Malls offer luxurious, stylish, and trendy retail options for every kind of shopper. And with a great mix of restaurants and attractions located right in the facilities, shopping in Rochester is fun and convenient.
The Marketplace Mall has more than 140 stores including Banana Republic, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. This fall The Marketplace Mall introduced Pole Position Raceway, an indoor electric go-kart facility!
The entire state of New York is full of educational, adventurous, and unique activities that you won't find anywhere else.
Drive a little farther than Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and you'll discover even more museums, ski resorts, hiking trails, theatres, amusement parks, and attractions for your family to enjoy. Make it a vacation! Take the time to experience all of New York State—it's a Welcome Surprise.
Tour two of the largest show caves in the Northeast. In one, take a boat ride on an underground lake. In the other, marvel at a 100-foot underground waterfall. Enjoy miles of trails for biking and hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, or sailing. Even venture down a hillside on ziplines! In the winter, choose from cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling.
Located just 195 miles south of Toronto in the western corner of New York State, Chautauqua County boasts five lakes and approximately fifty miles of Lake Erie shoreline. In addition to outdoor attractions and snow sports, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning for more than 140 years, a place to engage the mind, body and soul. It is also the birthplace of Lucille Ball and home to the oldest Concord grape growing region in the world.
Discover the perfect combination of 24-hour excitement centrally located and surrounded by fun! Turning Stone offers two AAA Four Diamond hotels, one of which is also a recipient of the 2016 “Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award.”
We also have award-winning dining options to suit every taste. Hit the greens at one of our five acclaimed golf courses, pamper yourself in our two luxury spas, dine at one of our 18 restaurants or play on one of our 2,000 slots and 85 tables.
This metropolitan region situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario is also part of New York’s breathtaking Finger Lakes region. Conveniently located, Rochester is 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls.