It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer in the Finger Lakes - May 2012



I Love NY Launches New TV Ads

The iconic brand of I Love NY has recently launched a string of new television commercials asking individuals to sketch what they love about New York. As you see in the commercials, sketches of what visitors and locals love about New York will replace the famous heart in the I Love NY logo. These new commercials also feature a focus on the Finger Lakes region that we all know and love. We would love to see your feedback but with a spin! Recreate the I Love NY image but feel free to replace NY in the image with ‘Finger Lakes’ and where the heart image should be, show us what you love about the Finger Lakes! Grab some drawing materials and don’t be shy! Email us with your submission and stay tuned for more information.


Ithaca is Gorges, Especially in the Summer Time

Ithaca, where it's never too late to dive into summer! Experience the city with over 150 waterfalls situated on Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes. Hike in Taughannock Falls State Park and visit a waterfall three stories taller than Niagara, or swim at the base of a waterfall at Robert Treman State Park. Pair world class Finger Lakes wines at dozens of restaurants with outdoor dining. Take in a play, check out one of the over 70 FREE outdoor concerts or find your vibe at a local night club.


Quick and Easy Finger Lakes Reservations for Your Summer Vacation or Weekend Getaway!

When it comes to planning the perfect vacation or getaway, the best experience possible is to find the perfect location on the dates you want, with all the amenities you need. The Finger Lake’s regional website, now offers that ease of finding the perfection location with a very simple system called BookDirect. BookDirect, a booking engine tool, was embedded into and links into our lodging property partner business’ reservation systems so that you can search regional availability.

The BookDirect system links to hotels, motels, B&B’s, and vacation rentals to make sure you can find the accommodation perfect for your stay in the Finger Lakes! Simply look for the Book a Room Now icon on, enter the dates of your stay, and voila! Any regional accommodations that have availability during the dates you entered will appear right before your eyes. 

To start planning your amazing Finger Lakes vacation, check out this great feature here! If you’re looking for more things to do or would like recommendations on ‘what the locals do’ or things not to miss, the friendly staff at the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance will be more than happy to send you a Finger Lakes regional travel guide and will be here year round to answer any questions you may have; not to mention help with all your vacation planning needs! Feel free to email us or call our office today at 315-536-7488.


Father’s Day in the Finger Lakes!

Does this sound like something your father might enjoy: a day on the golf course, drinking some fresh, crisp, adult beverages, and the company of the family at a fabulous meal? If you said yes to all of the above, look no further than the Finger Lakes where all of these dreams can come true and even more.

The Finger Lakes is home to the Finger Lakes golf trail where there is sure to be the right course to let Dad have a day of ease putting a perfect game, or challenge his mighty golf game.

Looking for a refreshing brew? Whether Dad is a whiskey drinker, loves a good beer, or enjoys a glass of wine, there’s a location that will tantalize the taste buds perfectly. Wagner Vineyards is the home of Wagner Brewing Company where on one side of this octagonal shaped building, you will find pleasantly fermented grape juice ranging from Dry Riesling to Cabernets that will tantalize the taste buds. On the other side of the building is where beer drinkers unite sipping in lagers and ales, and Wagner Valley Brewing’s award winning “Sled Dog.” A bock not to be missed!

Finger Lakes Distilling is where you will find a beautiful copper still and the variety of offerings created within it ranging from gin to whiskey and even liquors. Dad will be sure to have his ‘spirits’ lifted when making a visit to this unique location.

If you’re going to drink local, you need to eat local too right? Be sure to check in with the places to eat page to find the menu that will have Dad salivating.  

Looking for something more unique and out of the norm? Check back with the Finger Lakes calendar of events where new submissions for Father’s Day events from businesses will continue to roll. This year Father’s Day falls on June 17th so plan ahead to create a great day!


Who Doesn’t Love a Good Deal?

The Finger Lakes is home to many specialty shops, tons of award winning wineries, unique accommodations, and fabulous festivals. The launch of our coupons page has brought businesses together to offer a unique selection of constantly changing coupons. These business coupons found here, are always changing and making it easier every day to make your trip to the Finger Lakes fun and affordable. is jam packed with great trip planning information for visitors and is an excellent resource for locals alike. With great deals on places to stay, Finger Lakes wine deals, and attraction specials make the coupons page a must see page! Check this page frequently to get the most up to date unique deals: COUPON PAGE

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