Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches and Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes can be a dream come true for lovebirds. 

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to shop, dine and travel because you are ‘required’ to pamper yourself and your valentine in recognition of this holiday devoted to lovers.  The Finger Lakes Region is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate this holiday. Beautiful lakes, quaint villages and peaceful roads winding through rolling farmlands provide a romantic setting that is second to none.

Here are a few ways you MUST celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes.

  • Photo Op – take a couple’s selfie with one of our beautiful lakes or a crystal-like frozen waterfall as a backdrop and post it on your social network.  Your friends may be just a little jealous!
  • Enjoy a fine Finger Lakes wine in front of a cozy fireplace at the Springside Inn on Owasco Lake or the Aurora Inn on Cayuga Lake.
  • Visit MacKenzie-Childs just north of Aurora where you’ll find beautiful heart-shaped bowls, plates and ornaments that are the perfect keepsakes to remember your special Finger Lakes Valentine’s Day.
  • Eat, drink and be merry!  Wining and dining your valentine is a must.  Cayuga County’s restaurants offer everything from fine dining to BBQ to pub style fare.  Pick your favorite cuisine and make a reservation ahead of time so that you won’t be disappointed.  You might even consider booking a romance package and making Valentine’s Day into a mini mid-winter getaway!


As for the grumpy Valentine’s Day haters, I must admit it probably will be cold and there may well be snow in the Finger Lakes in February, but the good news is that as the snow blankets the landscape opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and winter hikes abound!