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The Sober Curious Guide

Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

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Are you familiar with the term Sober Curious? It was coined by Ruby Warrington in her 2019 book and has grown into a cultural movement and lifestyle of limiting alcohol consumption or abstaining altogether. This is why we’re excited to share our Sober Curious Guide.

Sober curiosity is about choosing when and if you want to drink, instead of doing it to meet social expectations. According to surveys commissioned by NCSolutions, 41% of Americans plan to drink less in 2024. The most sober curious

The FLX Glamping Guide

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Glamping

We've shared some of the best places to stay in Finger Lakes Wine Country however, for those who want the chance to connect with nature without having to pitch a tent in the dark there’s glamping. This glamorous style of camping often includes a bed, linens, a bathroom, and breakfast. Here are some of the luxurious glamping options Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

There are so many enriching outdoor activities to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country during the summer. Glamping has become a

Pride

The Finger Lakes region represents a beautiful place that many visitors enjoy year-round. As our communities grow, welcoming people from around the country and the world who have decided to call Finger Lakes Wine Country home has helped us to become even more representative of who we are as a region. This is especially noticeable in how we continue to expand the spaces and places that embrace the LGBTQ+ community. At only a 5-hour average drive from many major cities (NYC, Boston, Philadelphia,

Farmer's Markets

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

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Looking for local produce and unique handmade items? Farmer's markets can be found throughout the region almost every day of the week, and it's hard to take a drive through our countrysides without passing a few fresh farmstands.

Watkins Glen State Park Fall

Spring in Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the seasons most underrated by travelers looking for an escape. But this spring, like its autumn counterpart, is abuzz with movement. The vineyards are busily being groomed and pruned, gardens are spruced up and prepped for new growth, and visitors and wine-lovers start to get a sense of what newly released wines will be available to taste and take home. Off the vineyard, as the snow melts and we welcome warmer weather, there are many great

Men Hiking

We’ve shared our Girl's Getaway, so this one’s for the guys. If you’re planning a Bachelor’s Weekend, annual reunion, or just a weekend away with the fellas. We’ve got some suggestions for your guy's getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Where To Stay:

The first step should be deciding on a place to stay. If you want a luxury hotel experience, the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen was named the “Best Waterfront Hotel in the Nation” by USA Today. All guests have access to their indoor

Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen New York

From grape growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America. When you visit the 25-member wineries you are guaranteed to be tasting and purchasing wine made from grapes grown in the favorable conditions surrounding Seneca Lake.

Seneca Lake is not only the largest of the glacially-formed Finger Lakes but is also the deepest lake within New York State. At 630 feet in depth, the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake make up 50% of the water in

Vineyard at Sunset on Keuka Lake

There are so many reasons why we love Finger Lakes Wine Country and even more reasons to visit. Here are 20 reasons you should put this perfect road trip destination at the top of your travel list this year.

  1. Finger Lakes Wine Country isn’t just an “upstate” destination. It is a state of mind. This is where you come to immerse yourself in nature, meet friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
  1. It's the perfect road trip destination.

Southern Tier Balloon Tours

Spring Break is a great reason to escape to Finger Lakes Wine Country. The region is abuzz as the gardens begin to bloom and the vineyards are groomed and pruned. This Finger Lakes Spring Break Adventure Guide has great suggestions for your group gatherings and family trips. Including maple tastings, waterfall chasing, hot air balloon rides, bird watching, and more.

Finger Lakes Wine Country has so much to offer groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Including three distinct Wine Trails

Cheese

Calling all cheese lovers! In Finger Lakes Wine Country you can drink your way through our vineyards and taste your way through our dairy farm stands for a Cheese Lover's experience. Farm-to-table is the way of life here, so we’re highlighting the best creameries and dairy farms in the region. You can also visit Finger Lakes Farm Country, a local organization promoting agri-tourism within the region.

Agri-tourism is a travel trend that focuses on visiting farms, dairies, and ranches, to get a