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Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Sunday, January 2, 2022 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Valentine's Day Romance

It’s the season of romance and what better way to show your affection, appreciation, and love to your sweetheart than shopping local this Valentine’s season gifting a slice of the Finger Lakes.

Whether you’re a classic romantic who buys flowers and chocolates or you’re looking for something a little more personalized or unique, we’ve recommended some ideas for gift giving this sweet time of year.

Sweet Treats

There’s no sweeter gift than a sugary confections for your significant other whether

Winter Waterway

Finger Lakes Wine Country is an all-season getaway, we even like to say that there are five seasons of fun here. Winter is easily one of the most underrated seasons to visit the region and one of the quietest, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Here are just a few of the incredible outdoor activities to enjoy in Finger Lakes Wine Country in the winter.

Snowshoe Rentals

A fun adventurous activity fit for the whole family in winter is

Holiday Gazebo in Penn Yann NY

Tis’ the season for holiday movie binging! And if you are fans of holiday movies like we are, you might have noticed those Hallmark movies giving us the warm and fuzzy feels are set in charming small towns. These quaint villages are full of friendly faces and small town holiday cheer -- inevitably making your heart yearn for a white Christmas in a small town upstate.

Well, you are in luck! You can live out your holiday fantasies by visiting one of these Finger Lakes Wine Country picture-perfect

homemade fudge and holiday sign in Hammondsport during the Christmas seasonTis the season to be shopping and there’s no better time to shop small and shop local. Our Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide highlights some of the best local businesses and boutiques to shop in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Especially amid the supply chain crisis that’s currently happening. So we thought outside the boxes and included gift certificates, community memberships, and gift donations.

Looking for gifts for the Travel Lover on your holiday shopping list? How about some Romantic Gift

Apple Picking at Apple Barrel Orchards

We’ve already shared what to do and where to go in our 3 Day Fall Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary. Now we’re sharing how to experience the incredible fall flavors Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

From apple cinnamon, apple cider, caramel apples, and candy apples the fall flavor profiles are endless and we haven’t even mentioned pumpkin. Locally harvested produce is one of the main attractions during fall in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the reason for many of your favorite flavors.

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is the most spooktacular season to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. There’s no shortage of pumpkin patches to pick from, but also there’s something spookier. This place has a long history of tales from beyond and as the sunny days are replaced by darker skies the creepier side of the region begins to show. Which makes Finger Lakes Wine Country the perfect place to celebrate Halloween.

The small cemeteries that dot the back roads seem haunted among the barren trees. Whose leaves slowly

aerial view of the fall foliage driving around Keuka Lake in Finger Lakes Wine CountryFall is the most popular time of year to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country for many reasons. Conveniently located 6 hours from Washington DC., 5 hours from New York City, and only 3.5 hours from Philadelphia, it's the perfect place to escape the big city buzz and ease into casual country living. This 3-day fall itinerary for Finger Lakes Wine Country allows you to taste the flavors of the region during harvest and explore the beauty of nature.

You can smell the grapes in the air as harvest season

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Finger Lakes Wine Country has much more to offer than some of the world’s best wines. It’s where it all began for the Women's Rights Movement and was the end of the line for the Underground Railroad. From historic homes and haunted wineries to the world’s largest pancake griddle and wine revolutionaries, here are some of the hidden gems Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

Unique Stays

Belva Lockwood Inn in Owego New York

Belva Lockwood is the local 19th-century heroine who fought for equal rights from the age of 14. Her

Adirondack chairs looking at the lake view in Finger Lakes Wine CountryNetflix’s latest travel and real estate show The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals follows three travelers as they stay at some of the world’s most unique rental properties. Which inspired us to share some of The Most Amazing Vacation Rentals in Finger Lakes Wine Country. From pet-friendly options to high-end, exclusive properties here are some of the best vacation properties available this summer in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

With over 150 waterfalls in the area, you won’t have to do much

beautiful red barn in Finger Lakes Wine Country New York

Farmers feed the world and Finger Lakes Wine Country has the ideal geography, climate, and soil for our farmers. Tucked away in upstate New York is a foodie paradise where farm-to-fork is always preferred and paired with a wealth of amazing locally-grown wines. This year escape to a charming place where you can relax, rejuvenate, and get your hands dirty the old-fashioned way.

Meeting the farmers is easy here. This three-day itinerary allows you to connect with some of Finger Lakes Wine

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