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!
Named for an Iroquois word meaning “place of the pouring out,” Oswego County, NY is located on the southern shore of Great Lake Ontario and the edge of Central New York's Tug Hill Plateau, with easy access to I-81 and I-90. The area's unique natural features make Oswego County the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.
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.
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!
Batavia Downs Gaming, located in the Batavia hotel district offers over 700 gaming machines, on site restaurants and live entertainment year round. Experience the excitement of live harness racing from July to December at the United States’ oldest lighted horse track. Be one of the first to stay in the new Hotel at Batavia Downs opening this summer.
Located on the western most Finger Lake of Conesus Lake, Conesus Lake Campground is nestled along the eastern shoreline and provides guests with easy access to the lake. Conesus Lake is admired and enjoyed for its beauty, and many recreational activities.
See 35 centuries of glass artistry and history, including the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of art and design in glass in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Watch glass take shape before your eyes during live glassmaking demonstrations in the Amphitheater and Innovations Hot Shops. Peruse the Museum Shops for fun and unique gifts. Open 9am–5pm daily. Extended hours Memorial Day–Labor Day 9am–8 pm. Adult admission $19.50, kids and teens 17 and under admitted free.
Allegany County features a rolling landscape with charming villages and hamlets, dense yet accessible forests, open meadows, spectacular scenery and a wealth of wildlife. We offer a wide range of activities from unhurried relaxation to hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, skiing, birding, photography, canoeing, swimming, bicycling, and fairs. And we have exciting cultural activities, shopping and dining. Our unique small towns and friendly people create a warm ambience and welcoming spirit for all!
Fulton and Montgomery Counties, where the southern Adirondack Mountains meet the Mohawk Valley, is rich with outdoor activities and an abundant history. Fulton County's 44 lakes and Montgomery County's Mohawk River provide a scenic backdrop for fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The Erie Canalway Trail, the FJ&G Rail Trail, and our state forests provide for ample opportunities for cycling and hiking. Visit Website
In case you haven't heard, Ithaca is Gorges! Situated in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca has become a cultural epicenter for all-season outdoor recreation, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine, and internationally awarded wines.
No matter the season, explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes' largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You'll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!
The Waterloo Premium Outlets has over 100 outlet stores featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Lane Bryant Outlet, Loft Outlet, Merrell, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Sunglass Hut, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, VF Outlet and more.
“Acres of fun!” raves the Toronto Sun. Play all day in Upstate New York’s largest year-round family attraction. Stroll down Sesame Street, step into a 1980s video arcade, journey into the world of superheroes, enjoy hundreds of free-flying butterflies in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, and so much more!