Finger Lakes Region, NY

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Eleven sparkling lakes, miles of hiking trails and striking gorges make this area of New York state a true natural paradise.

Visit the Finger Lakes Region in central New York state for unspoiled natural beauty. Taste local wines on the winery trails, splash under cascading waterfalls and head to museums for a cultural education in everything from art to airplanes to women’s rights.

Experience scenic beauty in state parks and along the waterways leading to Lake Ontario. Hike through Watkins Glen State Park to see its stunning waterfalls, go boating in Erie Canal and watch birds from the Main Pool Observation Tower in Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Other natural highlights include Taughannock Falls State Park in Ulysses, home to a 215-foot (20-meter) waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.

Foodies will enjoy browsing the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, while children will go wild for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Try your hand at glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass and admire photography exhibits at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester.

Taste the quality red and white wines produced in the region on the Canandaigua Wine Trail, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Stop at wineries along the way to learn about the winemaking process.

Seneca Falls was one of the hubs of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. Visit the National Women's Hall of Fame to find out more about this historic campaign. In Auburn, see Harriet Tubman’s home and learn how she helped hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Finger Lakes is easily accessible with two regional airports, two international airports and train stations in both Rochester and Syracuse. Most visitors arrive some time between June and August when the weather is the warmest, but don’t rule out the winter months for beautiful snowy landscapes and accommodations deals.

Arrive in Finger Lakes in any season and it will soon be obvious just why this region is such a popular escape for East Coast city dwellers. Choose to relax and unplug, or strap on your gear for an outdoor adventure.

Where to stay in Finger Lakes Region

Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
The price is $83 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syracuse University and Crouse Hospital. SUNY Upstate Medical University and Carrier Dome ...
3.8/5 Good! (443 reviews)
"clean rooms"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
3.5 out of 5
311-371 Hiawatha Blvd., Syracuse, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Lakefront, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Destiny USA, Museum of Science and Technology, and Erie Canal Museum. Landmark Theatre and Everson ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"Very close to shopping mall"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
70 State St, Rochester, NY
Fully refundable
The price is $100 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Blue Cross Arena, University of Rochester, and Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Eastman ...
3.7/5 Good! (489 reviews)
"pet friendly"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
3 out of 5
400 Center Place Dr, Rochester, NY
The price is $97 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Situated in Rochester, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Highland Hospital of Rochester and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mall at Greece Ridge and Kodak Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (875 reviews)
"Nice room for a family of five. Breakfast choices were great."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
3 out of 5
999 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
The price is $115 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Strong Memorial Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Rochester and Rochester ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (820 reviews)
"The girls at checkin were very friendly and made sure we didn't need anything! Also enjoyed the breakfast! We will be back!!!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
3 out of 5
2095 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY
The price is $109 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Fair and Expo Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rochester Institute of Technology and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (316 reviews)
"Nice and comfortable"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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