The most special and cherished memories are made on family vacations. There is something just so wonderful about enjoying a change of scenery with the ones you love. Planning the itinerary for a trip with the family, however, isn’t always easy, especially if you’re unfamiliar with an area. We can help! Here are some of our top kid-friendly places to visit, perfect for your Finger Lakes family vacation!
Are you looking for some great restaurants to dine at during your Finger Lakes family vacation? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed some of the best restaurants, wineries, and breweries in the region. Yes, you’ll even find some kid-friendly wineries too! The Finger Lakes is quickly becoming known as one of the most exciting culinary scenes in the United States. Experience it all when you visit! Download our free Vacation Guide to start planning your food tour of the region.
Plan Your Finger Lakes Family Vacation
Visit a Museum
Upstate New York is a region that is rich with history, which means that there are plenty of great museums and historic sites to add to your Finger Lakes itinerary with kids. Learn about transportation at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum or the Glen H. Curtiss Aviation Museum. If you’re a lover of art, visit the Johnson Museum of Art, which is associated with Cornell University. There’s also the Arts Center of Yates County, the Rockwell Museum of Art (which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute) and the many sites on the Finger Lakes Art Trail. Museums are a great option for days with inclement weather, as they are one of the best indoor activities in the Finger Lakes.
Visit a Farmers Market
Great restaurants mean that there are some fantastic local farms supplying them with ingredients. Enjoy the produce for yourself by visiting a farmers market! The Canandaigua Farmers Market is smaller, only hosting around 30 vendors who live near town. It is the only farmer-run market in Ontario County and features fruit, vegetables, flowers, meats, and eggs. The Ithaca Farmers Market has been around since 1973, with over 160 members. This market has everything from prepared meals to artisanal gifts. You can shop for dinner and for a souvenir in one handy spot! The Windmill is another great option, with around 100 vendors selling produce and crafts. You’ll often get to hear live music or see performances during your visit.
Have an Adventure
If you’re looking for something a bit more thrilling, head to Bristol Mountain Aerial Aventures! They offer four different experiences at the park. The first is a zipline canopy tour, which will give you the most incredible view of the Finger Lakes. Next is the Aerial Adventure Park at Bristol Mountain, which features different courses, each with varying levels of difficulty. There’s the Kid’s Adventure Park, making this a great attraction for anyone traveling to the Finger Lakes with a toddler. In October, you can enjoy the Scaerial Adventures, which features some spooky courses!
Roseland Wake Park is a great summertime attraction. You can learn how to wakeboard in a safe environment. It’s the only full-sized cable wakeboarding park in the Northeast, so take advantage of it while you’re in the area!
Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties
A key part of planning any Finger Lakes family vacation is booking the most beautiful, comfortable, and spacious accommodations. Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the most incredible selection of rental homes in the region. No longer do you have to sacrifice privacy and comfort on your annual getaway! Book one of our stunning rentals and stay in luxury.
Consider booking Little Placid Lodge, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom property that’s perfect for a family traveling! Enjoy the view from the balcony or roasting marshmallows in the fire pit in the yard.
Check out our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.