Leisure and Travel Blog

Fresh year, fresh start, fresh air

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:00 AM by Gillian Sears

With the wackiest year almost behind us, make wellness your New Year’s resolution for 2021. With unique experiences all throughout the county, good vibes are always nearby!

Get spoiled, relax, indulge yourself in the festively decorated Inns of Aurora properties in Aurora. The hotel properties are the recipient of four Stella awards for 2020, so certainly a not-to-miss locale! Start the new year

Curbside Cayuga

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 PM by Staff

Like the most of us, after a long day at home you are ready for a break! Treat yourself and support our community by ordering from your favorite local restaurant.

Many restaurants have switched over to no-seating options in their dining rooms to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a list of restaurants currently participating in carryout orders, curbside delivery,

Small Business Saturday in Cayuga County

Fueling Human Spirit

Shop Small, Shop Local & Shop Safe in Cayuga County! Our businesses are working tirelessly to create a safe holiday shopping experience. Ring in the holiday spirit with a smile behind every mask and that feeling of finding the perfect gift while supporting local business! Don't forget to fuel up while shopping! You'll find the shops to make crossing gifts

National Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Hard to find history

Did you know that the first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916, and that it was in New York by the governor? And later in 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved the joint resolution designating November “National Native American Heritage Month.

The area that now comprises Cayuga County was, prior to European settlement, homeland

Shopping in the Finger Lakes –Green Friday

Friday, November 20, 2020 5:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Green Friday

This year kick off you holiday shopping (if you haven't already!) with GREEN FRIDAY. Here are a few ideas to help you check those names off your list! Browse the list of Finger Lakes local producers, artisans, and specialty shops for gift inspiriation! If you're not familiar with Green Friday there are a few variations. One of them is promoting more mindful gift shopping. Shopping

Cayuga County holiday happenings and inspiration

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Safe holiday happenings to get you feeling festive!

Have you been pondering what there is to do this winter? Sure, we can make snow angels or snowmen once the flakes start flying, but what about the goings-on beyond your yard? You are in luck, my friend. There are activities taking place in all corners of the county from festive festivals to local shopping to support small businesses, to family

A guide to the odd, quirky and offbeat

Friday, October 30, 2020 10:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Discover the weird & wonderful

Are you a curious and adventuresome traveler that wants to discover the unusual, obscure and sometimes just plain strange people, places and events that shape an area’s culture and history? If the answer is “yes” then Cayuga County’s “Odd, Quirky & Offbeat” brochure is the perfect guide to help you discover our amazing (and sometimes odd!) history.

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What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

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Happy Halloween! We've got a lot happening this weekend and so many opportunities to celebrate the fall season and transition into the cooler weather. There is always something to do in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Whatever you choose to do or where you decide to explore please remeber to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

The following is a complied

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