Immerse Yourself in Geneva’s Music & Performing Arts Scene

Any resident of Geneva will tell you that arts and the performing arts play a big part in making Geneva “Uniquely Urban.” The past is presented in the story and architecture of the Dove Block, on the Seneca Lake Mural, and the Musselman Wall; but here are ways you can discover Geneva’s next big hit…

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3 ways to experience everything “Maple” this March

March means maple here in the Finger Lakes and boy do we have some greats ways to experience all that syrup!New York State Maple weekends are a great way to get into the action and get those taste buds stimulated! Fun Fact: Did you know that New York State is the second largest maple syrup producer in the United States…

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9 things to do in the Finger Lakes this winter

When winter weather comes to the northeast, a few misguided folks flock to the south, but they don't know what they're missing! While the south may be warmer during the winter, there are plenty of ways to escape, relax and rejuvenate right here in the Finger Lakes that you would miss out on…

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Finger Lakes weekend Pokémon roundup!

From Pidgey to Pikachu we’ve got ‘em all in the Finger Lakes. Because of the mobile nature of Pokémon GO, the hit game from Niantic and The Pokémon Company, people of all ages are getting outdoors, moving and exploring. Here are some of our suggestions for family friendly places that are great for taking a tour, general hanging out, or learning something new, and also happen to be great for finding Pokémon…

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You are never too old for a field trip

Everyone who works at the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection just happens to live in different parts of Ontario County. So we have a lot of collective home turf expertise. Earlier this week, we spent the day in the “twin villages” of Manchester and Shortsville, as well as a mid-day stop in Clifton Springs. For those of us who live in other parts of the county, the day was filled with a lot of “I didn’t know that” moments. Here are my favorites…

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Seeing Naples beyond the grapes

“Grape Pie Capital of the World” or “Finger Lakes Simplicity” or “Easy like Sunday Morning” or “Nooks and Crannies” or “Where People are Just Plain Nice.” What is the potential tagline for Naples, New York? When you work in tourism your mind often goes to taglines. What quick phrase can sum up the feeling you have when you’re in a place? Naples is a small village of approximately 1,200 residents who are gearing up for what some estimate to be visitors to the tune of 70,000 or more for the Naples Grape Festival. The folks in Naples sure appreciate all those visitors, and the festival remains our most requested special event. Why not, we all agree.  It’s fun, it’s busy, it’s purple, it’s tasty. And, despite all of this, I suggest that people take the time to visit the “non-grape-festival-weekend” Naples as well. Why?  Well, let’s get back to the title conundrum. What is Naples, NY…

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