The historic, charming, and picturesque small city of Geneva on the northern rim of Seneca Lake is a great place to shop for unique gifts including specialty food and wine, creative jewelry, antiques and even bicycles! People come from all over for the high quality bicycles, bike rentals, special orders, and custom fittings at the Geneva Bicycle Center, voted one of the Top Bike Shops in the USA! Another downtown shopping gem is Stomping Grounds, a one-of-a kind retail shop offering new and used books, carefully chosen gift items, prints and photos of the Finger Lakes, original and reproduction antique maps and custom framing. Around the corner is FLX Goods who call themselves “The General Store of the Finger Lakes” and you will definitely see why when you enter the store full of everything from bath and body products to coffee and tea to jams, jellies and preserves, all locally sourced in the Finger Lakes. You may want to bring an empty suitcase and cooler to take home all of your Geneva shopping treasures! The city and town of Geneva have deep roots in farming and agriculture and the abundance of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and other locally grown and produced foods has encouraged a home-grown culinary scene. Downtown Geneva’s Linden Street, which is closed to traffic on weekend nights in the in the warm weather, has become a mecca for the booming wine, beer, spirits and chef-driven restaurant scene in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy outdoor dining, socializing, entertainment and occasional special events in this uniquely urban setting. Other downtown dining includes a wide variety of both upscale and casual bistros, cafes and taverns. The ethnic communities are also well represented with Puerto Rican specialities at El Morro Restaurant and El Rinconcito Bakery & Cafe, the Italian B & D Market, “Home of Madia’s Sausage,” and several authentic Mexican restaurants. From June to October take the short drive to the Finger Lakes Welcome Center on Lakefront Drive for locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, handcrafted items and wine tasting at the Geneva Farmers’ Market held each Saturday. Downtown Geneva is also a place where arts, culture, and recreation thrive. The Smith Opera House has been Geneva’s cultural anchor for 125 years, offering year round live performances, film and educational theatre in this fully renovated, architecturally outstanding venue. And, if you are looking for a place for the kids to let off a little steam the Geneva Recreation Complex offers an enclosed ice rink and there are several parks and playgrounds in and around downtown.