Author: Kendall Knaak

Kendall is a former editor of the Visit Finger Lakes blog.

Before you look ahead and plan your next vacation to the Finger Lakes, we must look back. COVID-19 changed us all, behaviors big and small seemed to shift – and that certainly applied to how Americans traveled in 2020!

33%. The percentage of paid time off left on the table last year by American workers. 6.8. The number of days off used for travel, compared to 11.6 in 2019. 63%. The percentage of people who feel they desperately need a vacation.

Leave the cooking to the experts this holiday season with a delicious Finger Lakes Christmas dinner to go (and some bonus in-person seatings, too!)! We are all celebrating a little bit differently this year, and most of us are celebrating with a much smaller number of close ones around our dining room tables. What you can control this year is serving your household a delicious meal from your favorite Finger Lakes restaurant or use this chance to try some place new! 

Holiday Experiences in the Finger Lakes

Monday, December 7, 2020 9:00 AM by Kendall Knaak

With a full slate of holiday experiences for those near and far, spend your holidays with us in the Finger Lakes – you might just feel like the star of your own Hallmark Christmas movie! From light shows to hands-on cooking classes, and of course, one on ones with this season’s VIP, there is fun all month long for all ages.

Festive FLX Gift Guide: Wine & Craft Beverages

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:00 PM by Kendall Knaak

There’s nothing like seeing the face of your loved one light up after gifting them the perfect holiday present! With the restrictions we are following this holiday season, we know that celebrating in person might not be possible, so Visit Finger Lakes is here to help. Check out our series of Festive FLX Gift Guides curated to help make your holiday shopping easier, and meaningful. Bonus – many of these options can be shipped!