Insider Diaries—Finger Lakes Blog

It’s that time of the year again—Valentine’s Day—and love is in the air. Whether you find yourself single or with that special someone this year, there are plenty of things for you to do to in the Finger Lakes to make it a memorable day. Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so that gives us all even more opportunities to take advantage of lots of fun things leading up to the big day. Here are 14 fun options for those celebrating Valentine’s Day, single or together.

Tuesday, January 30 is an important day for your health and happiness. It’s National Plan for Vacation Day!

As part of U.S. Travel Association’s Project Time Off, National Plan for Vacation Day urges Americans to plan their time off early and stresses the importance of destressing by actively including vacations in your life plan. Don’t lose those vacation days, use them!

Check out our Infographic to help get you started on planning your perfect solo Finger Lakes vacation. Then use National Plan for Vacation Day to arrange your vacation in Ontario County. Traveling with someone special or taking a family road trip? Visit our website for inspiration and then make your plans to enjoy the upside of downtime!

The sandwich is a timeless classic with seemingly infinite arrangements. To craft the perfect sandwich is unto itself an art, so much so that those who craft them have been affectionately dubbed sandwich artists (just ask Subway)! In Ontario County’s Finger Lakes, we have sandwiches to rival our fiercest competitors, no matter how stacked the competition is. I love sandwiches, and our area has some of the best. Here are a few of my faves!  

To say Ontario County Historical Society Museum is a treasure is an understatement. I recently took a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum, and I learned that it’s truly a treasure trove of amazing wonders and precious gems! Everywhere you look, there’s something new and amazing—and each piece is truly cared for and carefully documented by Museum Executive Director Ed Varno and his staff. “We hold and keep the county’s antiquity,” he told me. 

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in the Finger Lakes

Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00 AM by Christen Smith

Baby, it's cold outside. So, make the most of this winter by lacing up your skates and visiting these fun family spots for indoor skating! As much as we love ice skating outside, sometimes it's just too cold to be outdoors. The Geneva Recreation Complex and the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center both offer indoor public skating all winter long. Take advantage of the variety of times these fantastic, economical rinks offer adult and kids.

Happy holidays. I do hope your Christmas and holiday preparations are going well. I love the Finger Lakes any season of the year—but I especially enjoy them around the holidays. And if you’re still looking for something to put you in a festive mood, there’s plenty of holiday cheer to be had this season! Here are a few