Have it Your Way – Top Stops

Whatever you want to call it, here are our “top stops” – so you just need to check off what interests you and we can help you go from there, creating the perfect itinerary with what makes sense in location, timing and number of  night and days that you should allow for your trip.

Heavenly Delights, One Forkful at a Time

New York Wine and Culinary Center   Sample New York all in one place! Enjoy lunch or dinner with a Chef demo in the Demonstration Theater; try a flight of NYS wine, beer or spirits in the Tasting Room; discover a unique gift in our Gift Boutique; or participate in a culinary class in the Hands on Kitchen.

 Nolan’s   In addition to locally sourced food, drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee.

Wegmans Market Café   Offering something to satisfy everyone’s palate and pocketbook for the “on their own” lunch or dinner. Plenty of indoor and outdoor patio seating.

Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill   A hops and brats experience in a renovated barn with its own character and charm! Bristol Springs Brand craft beers are served exclusively, and you can pair that with brats from Hartmann's Old World Sausage from Canandaigua.

Learn About Food

The Technology Farm   Backed by Cornell University, this is where adventure with food begins! The farm’s mission is to provide a place for research, experimentation and development in the areas of food and agriculture.

White Corn Project at Ganondagan   For 2,000 years, white corn, a traditional, nutritious, low-glycemic corn was widely used by the Haudenosaunee tribe of the Iroquois nation. Learn about its history and how to use the corn in recipes to bring back healthier living. Sample tasty treats made with the white corn.

Fresh, Locally Grown

Red Jacket Orchards   Famous for their apples and award-winning juices which are sold at the New York City Green Markets and at Whole Foods stores across the north east, RJO is your health food stop. Fruit and juice tastings.

 Joseph’s Wayside Market    A seasonal, open air market with fresh, quality fruits and vegetables. If you’re looking for fresh goodies made from local produce, it abounds at this stand.

Sweet Expressions   Specializing in fine gourmet chocolates.  Enjoy a special tasting provided by the chocolatier.

 F. Oliver’s    This is an oil and vinegar shop like no other. Their friendly and educated staff will walk you through a tasting of fresh oils and help you make a selection that fits your culinary needs.

Shows, Shows, and More Shows

Bristol Valley Theater  A premiere professional theater featuring performers from Broadway and throughout the country.

Smith Opera House   A perfect venue for taking in a live performance of music, dance, theater, classic movies, speeches or concerts.

Pamper Yourself

The Springs of Clifton   There’s only one you, and you deserve to be pampered. With a focus on treating the whole person, body, mind, and spirit with relaxing and rejuvenating results-oriented treatments derived from nature.

Isabella Spa at Belhurst  Nestled inside a prestigious castle, this spa offers soothing massages, warm wraps, invigorating body scrubs and rejuvenating facials.

Retail Therapy

EASTVIEW   With over 180 stores and a 750-seat food court, this extraordinary mall features upscale stores such as Von Maur, Coach, Vera Bradley, LEGO, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and L.L. Bean.

Artizanns   Over 200 Finger Lakes artists and artisans present everything from pottery, hand-blown glass, wood works, sculptures, metal, paintings, photography, jewelry, fabric art, all natural candles, soaps and sundries.

Wizard of Clay   The Bristoleaf collection created by potter, Jamie Kozolowski – this second generation wizard throws unique pottery made with original leaves from the Bristol hills.