Leisure and Travel Blog

Unplan your Getaway- Find your new Favorite Restaurant !

If there is anything we have learned in the past year and a half is that plans can change quickly. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is making it easier for you to plan a short, spur of the moment mini-vacation, what we like to call -Unplan your Getaway.

Uplanned 2021-Dinning

There is nothing I like better than finding a great new restaurant to experience. Do

Celebrate Cider Week NY in Cayuga County

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Celebrate Cider Week 2021!

With the first recorded references to cider dating back to Roman times, this is indeed a drink to celebrate and with New York State currently ranking second in the nation in apple production, we have a lot of apples to celebrate with. New York State produces an average of twenty-five million bushels of apples a year, second only to Washington State, producing 5.4 billion

Unplan your weekend and find a brew that’s right for you !

If there is anything we have learned in the last year, it’s that plans change. So, we are making it easy for visitors to (Un)Plan a Getaway and enjoy the county’s excellent lakes, trails, breweries, wineries, hotels, and inns.

In 2020 our office’s annual awards centered around perseverance, specifically in the craft beverage industry. So

Dugan’s Country Grill - A Sweet Treat Trail Surprise

Dugan’s Country Grill is located in Aurora, New York near both Wells College and MacKenzie Childs. Owner of Dugan's Country Grill, Michael Dugan, and Chef, AJ Franklin, are proud to serve up the best breakfast and homemade comfort food in Upstate, New York.

You can learn more about them on their, “Who We Are” video on YouTube. Click here to

Big Fish Time in Cayuga

Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00 AM by George Fiorille

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. It’s obviously a sign that fall is on the way.

With the arrival of fall, lakes and other waterways in Cayuga County are getting void of pleasure boaters. This in turn leaves area waters more open for anglers.

The coming of fall with its cooler air and water temps, jump start fish into feeding before the winter slow down period.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 24, 2021 1:00 PM by Karen Quezada

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in Cayuga County

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that starts on September 15 and lasts for an entire month until October 15, as an appreciation for the contributions of the Hispanic Americans, the descendants of the people from Mexico, Spain, and South America. Their contributions towards enriching the culture of US, forming its

Underground Railroad: Trusted Terminals for Harriet Tubman

Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:00 PM by Staff

Underground Railroad: Trusted Terminals for Harriet Tubman

Did you know that Auburn and Cayuga County have deep ties to the Underground Railroad? In honor of September being International Underground Railroad month, we suggest you see these stops around Cayuga County associated with the famed path to freedom.

About the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the

New Stop on the Sweet Treat Trail

Friday, September 10, 2021 4:00 PM by Beonca Louis

A MENU WITH A MISSION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

Cafe 108 is located in Auburn, New York. The building is an expansion of Auburn Public Theatre. Every dollar spent at the restaurant funds the nonprofit's mission to cultivate affordable access to art education for everyone. This mission driven restaurant fosters community in a beautiful gathering space with an inviting atmosphere.

Cafe 108 sign

Auburn Public

Make Waves in Harriet Tubman's Home

Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:00 AM by Staff

Make Waves in Harriet Tubman's Home

Not only the home of Harriet Tubman, Cayuga County is also home to seven lakes and the Erie Canal. We proudly have more freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State! That means there are plenty of opportunities to splash, swim, fish, paddle and more. Although summer is starting to wind down, there’s still lots of time to enjoy the waterways found

Updates from local attractions

Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:00 AM by Staff

Please read on to see updates from our partners on their requirements for vaccination status, proof and mask wearing. To err on the side of preparedness please always have a mask with you should the establishment you wish to visit requires them as our list below is not exhaustive.

  • Cayuga Museum of History & Art: Requires visitors to wear a mask when visiting regardless of vaccination status.

MAKE SOME WAVES