Small Business Saturday is November 30! Change up your
shopping routine this year and support your favorite local Finger Lakes
businesses. Our small town shops are full of handcrafted goods, unique art, and
highly personal gifts for anyone on your list – especially the Finger Lakes fan
in your life!
Here are a few promos and events you won’t want to miss this
Small Business Saturday:
We know how to have fun in any season here in the Finger
Lakes! From snow to falling leaves to gorgeous, sunshiny days, we have
beautiful views and lots to do no matter the weather. But if you experience a
dreary day during your vacation, don’t fret – we have some tips for making the
best of a rainy day, at least until the sun comes back out!
The Finger Lakes are rich in history. We have the birthplace
of the Women’s Rights Movement, Underground Railroad historic sites, Native American
culture, and so much more! In addition, the region is home to some fantastic
family- friendly science museums that blend education with involvement. Here
are a few of our favorites:
Malls offer an easy solution to cabin fever. We have malls that can cater to any shopping preferences, from high-end shops at Eastview Mall to outlet bargains at Waterloo Premium Outlets. If you’re looking for a more local shopping experience we suggest:
Our local communities are host to numerous bowling alleys,
movie theaters, libraries, and more to explore. They’re ready to welcome you on
even the dreariest days! For those who just want to have fun, here are some
kid-friendly and adults-only ways to play in the Finger Lakes:
We’ve prepared for this! Most of our homes are well-equipped
with streaming services, movies collections, board games, billiards, cooking
supplies, and more to make staying in just as fun as heading outside. Cuddle up
for a movie night, cook a meal together, or enjoy a glass of wine and watch the
rain from a covered porch.
Our local reservation agents are experts on making the most of your Finger Lakes vacation, even on rainy days. For more tips and activities, call (844) 359-5317 now!
Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you’re looking for a way to spend the day with mom or just looking for gift ideas, we have your back with the ultimate guide to Finger Lakes shopping.
Best FLX Shopping Destinations
The Windmill: The first and friendliest farm and craft market in Upstate NY! You’ll have to stop in on Saturday to shop nearly 200 local producers and craftsmen. Treat mom to lunch in their mini pine tree forest! Plan your visit…
The Ithaca Commons: This four-block, pedestrian-only district in Downtown Ithaca offers a unique and multi-cultural shopping experience. Home to popular festivals, annual events, street art, award-winning restaurants, and shops that are far from mainstream, you’ll love spending the day in the eclectic heart of the city! Plan your visit…
Downtown Canandaigua: Unique treasures await you in Canandaigua’s antique and collectible stores, some of the best in the region. You’ll also love popping in and out of the many gift stores, clothing boutiques, and home good shops lining the walkable streets of downtown. Plan your visit…
Mackenzie-Childs: Even if you’ve been been to Aurora, NY, you’ve probably seen their signature courtly check! MacKenzie-Childs crafts world-renowned home furnishings and ceramics on a tranquil farm overlooking Cayuga Lake. Schedule a tour of the grounds and shop their colorful, handmade goods – a day here is sure to spark joy for mom! Plan your visit…
Downtown Geneva: This lakeside city offers a “uniquely urban” shopping experience. The streets are lined with quirky college cafes, bookstores, gift shops, and dining options. Be sure to stop into the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center for area information and to take a photo with the I <3 NY sign! Plan your visit…
Best Wineries for Shopping
These tastings rooms sell far more than wine! Sip while you shop for hidden treasures and wine related gifts. We recommend:
During your stay in the Finger Lakes region, you may get inspired by the amazing local restaurants, wineries, and farms and want to create a feast of your own. If you’re staying in one of our vacation homes, you’ll have access to a gourmet kitchen with everything you need to whip up a delicious dinner in no time at all. The first step to creating the meal of a lifetime is getting the ingredients. Check out our picks for some of the best Finger Lakes farmers markets.
If you’re looking for antique stores near the Finger Lakes, you’re in luck! There are plenty of great options from which to choose. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir for the antique-lover in your life or you’re on the hunt for a beautiful piece to adorn your home, you’re sure to find something interesting and beautiful. No matter which lake you’re staying near, you’ll be able to browse through some great Finger Lakes antiques!
Find the Best Finger Lakes Antiques at These Stores
Bloomfield Antique Mile
One of our favorite Finger Lakes antique trails is the Bloomfield Antique Mile. Located in Bloomfield, NY, the Bloomfield Antique Mile features seven permanent stores that showcase antiques from more than 175 dealers. You’ll find everything from rare books to antique firearms. Exploring the Bloomfield Antique Mile is a great day trip for anyone staying along the Canandaigua or Honeoye Lake.
Crossroads Antiques of Lima
One of the best Finger Lakes antique malls is Crossroads Antiques of Lima. While it may be a bit of a drive from the lakes, it’s definitely worth it. The mall features over 50 dealers in the 7,000 square-foot building. This is a great place to find antique jewelry or vintage clothing. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for that rare book lover, be sure to stop by. Not sure what you’re browsing for? With so many amazing dealers and such a wide selection, you’re sure to find something exciting and new-to-you!
If you’re staying along Cayuga Lake, you’ll definitely want to stop by Pastimes Antiques. Open since 1979, this small shop is jam-packed with fun and affordable items. They’re centrally located in downtown Ithaca, making this a great stop during a day trip to the town. This is one of our favorite antique stores in the Finger Lakes region. Find out why after just one visit!
Another great antique shop near Cayuga Lake is Ponzi’s Antiques. This store has been in operation for over 40 years and is owned by Paul and Connie Polce. They boast a large selection of 18th and 190th-century furniture and accessories, as well as artwork, glassware, folk art, whale-oil lamps, clocks, and more! Get a full look at all they have to offer in their showroom.
Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties
Are you ready to find some incredible Finger Lake antiques? The first step is to book a home with Finger Lakes Premier Properties. We have beautiful rental properties located on the shores of seven lakes in the region. With our incredible, 24-hour customer service and superior home maintenance, it’s easy to see why so many visitors keep coming back!