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20 Plus Things to do

The last year and a half have undoubtedly been tough, but it also gave us time to reflect and appreciate how important travel is to our happiness and general well-being. Now that’s it’s time to pack your bags and hit the road again here is a curated bucket list of 20experiences (in no particular order) to inspire your 2021 travel plans. …

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Open Kitchen Experiences

I love restaurants that are bold enough to show their kitchen team and space in action for two reasons. I love to cook and I admire those who can cook – even with lots of eyes on them…

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4 Rooftop Bars You Won’t Want to Miss!

There’s just something about a rooftop bar that makes the drinks taste better, the conversations livelier and the experience elevated (quite literally!). With the gorgeous panoramic views of the Finger Lakes region, we love seeing our number of rooftop bars continue to rise. Please remember that social distancing guidelines are still in place. Keep yourselves and our community safe by following all rules and regulations!…

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Enjoy the Senior PGA Championship & a Finger Lakes Golf-Themed Experience

Golf enthusiasts are pulling out their plaid pants and ironing their polos in anticipation of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Rochester’s renowned Oak Hill Country Club May 21-26! But whether or not you plan to attend the event, there’s no better time to take advantage of the golf-centric destinations throughout the Finger Lakes. In the mood to practice your game while the pros do their thing, and unwind after with some food and drink? We’ve got you covered. Feel like simply watching the action unfold from a comfortable restaurant with some delicious local fare? Not a problem. Put any of these golf courses and accompanying sports-focused eateries at the top of your see-and-tee list for a complete golf-themed experience…

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Mother's Day Brunch, Dinner & Treats!

It's the annual dilemma - finding a way to celebrate your mom (or mother figure!)on Mother's Day that shows just how special they are to you. We're here to make that choice a little bit easier, with some of our finds from around the area that are making moms #1 on Sunday, May 12! …

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6 Top Tried-and-True Restaurants for a Hot Meal in the Finger Lakes

With the temperatures starting to drop a bit in Ontario County, it’s time to pull out the crockpot and the comfort food recipes that make the winter months so cozy. But if you’re on vacation (Or don’t want to cook!) the question becomes “Which of the many amazing Ontario County restaurants should I go to for a hot meal?” Don’t worry—Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has you covered with our favorite spots for a great wintertime meal…

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