Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Finger Lakes Region

Take a vacation to Finger Lakes Region and enjoy the area's wineries, festivals and live music. This city's university setting, lake and waterfalls draw many visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Museum of Science and Technology, Erie Canal Museum or Everson Museum of Art. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Finger Lakes Region

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Finger Lakes Region a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fox Run Vineyards (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Prejean Winery (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Torrey Ridge Winery (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Billsboro Winery (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Lacey Magruder Winery (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Zugibe Vineyards (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Finger Lakes Region

Travelers appreciate the panoramic lake views and picturesque gardens, which is just a taste of what Finger Lakes Region has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Finger Lakes Region is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sampson State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Seneca Lake State Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Keuka Lake State Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Cayuga Lake (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Cayuga Lake State Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Finger Lakes Region

The nearest airport is in Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), located 29.9 mi (48 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional), which is 38.1 mi (61.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, New York State Fair Station, Rochester Station and Syracuse Regional Transportation Center are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Finger Lakes?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,440 house rentals around Finger Lakes. From 533 Cabins to 699 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Finger Lakes is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Finger Lakes?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Finger Lakes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Upstate New York: 3,642 vacation rentals
  • Watkins Glen: 324 vacation rentals
  • Rochester: 118 vacation rentals
  • Ithaca: 215 vacation rentals
  • Syracuse: 479 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Finger Lakes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Finger Lakes?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Finger Lakes:

  • Watkins Glen: 324 rentals
  • Rochester: 118 rentals
  • Ithaca: 215 rentals
  • Syracuse: 479 rentals
  • Geneva: 437 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Finger Lakes?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Finger Lakes are:

  • Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County): 171 home rentals
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH): 250 home rentals
  • Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM): 112 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Finger Lakes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Finger Lakes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Watkins Glen State Park: 944 vacation homes
  • EcoVillage at Ithaca: 346 vacation homes
  • Ontario Beach Park: 86 vacation homes
  • Watkins Glen International: 444 vacation homes
  • Ithaca College: 277 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Finger Lakes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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