Geneva, NY

Travel Guide
Fish in the scenic setting of the “Lake Trout Capital of the World” near the green knolls of vineyards.

Geneva is a gorgeous city on the shore of Seneca Lake near rolling hills full of wineries. Its skyline is delightful at dusk, when city lights generate a romantic mood reflecting over the lake’s waters. The community has numerous historic mansions, nearby wine estates and an arts center. Make a tasting trip to several wineries to sample the output from the largest wine-producing region in the state of New York.

Enjoy the area’s long, hot summers. Winters are fairly mild relative to the rest of the state due to the warming effects of the Finger Lakes. This is great for year-round outdoor activities and also creates ideal conditions for wine cultivating.

Visit some of the best wineries in the state during your Geneva stay by following the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Engage a designated driver to transport you along either side of the 38-mile (61-kilometer) length of the lake so you can stop for tastings as often as you wish. Many of the wineries have tours, gift shops and views of farmland and lakes. Purchase your favorite wines to bring home.

Join a seasonal trail event the wineries offer pairings of pasta, chocolate, cheese, barbecued treats or holiday wreaths. On many weekends you’ll be able to enjoy live music or see winery weddings.

To explore the town’s affluent background, tour Rose Hill Mansion. The house was built on a farm in 1839. Admire its sophisticated Greek Revival design with grand white columns and symmetrical windows.

Present-day culture is on display at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Smith Center for the Arts.

Find Geneva at the northern tip of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region in western New York State. The nearest large cities are Rochester and Syracuse, each about a 1-hour drive from Geneva. New York City is about 270 miles (435 kilometers) southeast of Geneva.

Like its Swiss counterpart, Geneva is a charming city with spectacular lakeside views.

Where to stay in Geneva

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
530 Hamilton St, Geneva, NY, 14456
The price is $99 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
$99
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Geneva. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (793 reviews)
"Clean place . Friendly staff. Pool was warm. Hot tub was great"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes, an IHG Hotel
41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection By Wyndham
41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection By Wyndham
3 out of 5
41 Lake Front Blvd, Geneva, NY, 14456
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
$104
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,025 reviews)
"Quiet room. Would definitely stay again! So close to a restaurants and bars."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection By Wyndham
Geneva On The Lake
Geneva On The Lake
3 out of 5
1001 Lochland Rd., Route 14, Geneva, NY, 14456
The price is $261 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
$261
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (251 reviews)
"Property was stunning! Will absolutely stay here again"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Geneva On The Lake
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The Flatts at North Shore
The Flatts at North Shore
3.5 out of 5
414 Exchange St, Geneva, NY, 14456
Stay at this 3.5-star spa condo in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Smith Center for the Arts and South Main ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
"The place is spacious and the welcome as we arrived was wonderful. The place had a full stock of amenities. We will be back. Thank you Karen."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

The Flatts at North Shore
Houseboat at the Mouth of Seneca Lake!
Houseboat at the Mouth of Seneca Lake!
Geneva, NY
Stay at this houseboat in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Seneca Lake Sprayground and Rose Hill Mansion ...
Houseboat at the Mouth of Seneca Lake!
☞Fire Pit☞Smart TV❤ of Seneca Wine Trail☞A/C
☞Fire Pit☞Smart TV❤ of Seneca Wine Trail☞A/C
Geneva, NY
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Geneva. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Lacey Magruder Winery and Billsboro ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Another visit to Geneva, NY
"This is the second time we have stayed in this location. Once again, we had a great visit. Will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

☞Fire Pit☞Smart TV❤ of Seneca Wine Trail☞A/C
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