Homeschooling From a Vacation Rental Is the Best Way to Do Virtual Learning

For Mom and Dad, it’s a getaway. For the kids, it’s a field trip! With virtual learning becoming the new norm, it’s so much easier to plan a trip without having to pull the kids out of school. That’s why homeschooling from a vacation rental is a great idea! Before we dig into the details of why you should let the kids do their work from a vacation rental, make sure to request access to our free Finger Lakes Vacation Guide. This useful resource contains a list of all the best places to eat, drink, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors during your time in the Finger Lakes – socially distanced, of course! Get the guide and start planning out your field trip itinerary. 

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Here’s Why Homeschooling from a Vacation Rental is a Great Idea 

Hands-On Learning Makes for the Best Field Trip 

There’s so much history, culture, and art in the Finger Lakes. Your child is sure to love a trip to any of our local museums. Some of the Finger Lakes’ best children’s museums include the Strong National Museum of Play and the Corning Museum of Glass.  

Strong National Museum of Play is a great place to not only let your young children run wild and play but also let their imagination run wild! They can experience unique hands-on exhibits like the butterfly garden. 

Have an artistic little one? They’re sure to love the Corning Museum of Glass. Both the kids and the adults will find it fascinating to see the interactive glassblowing demonstrations. Plus, they can make something cool to bring home like a tumbler cup, ornament, or pendant! 

The Recess and After-School Activities Portion of Homeschooling Are Fun 

Let your child have a break from virtual classes in the most fun way possible. The Finger Lakes are a place to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors. After school, go for a hike to the most stunning waterfalls, kayak across our magnificent bodies of water, ski the thrilling slopes, or try ice fishing! You probably won’t be able to get this kind of recess or physical education at a public school! Plus, it’s not every day that the chaperones (parents) can enjoy this kind of fun, either! 

Recharge in a Luxury Finger Lakes Vacation Rental 

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After a day of remote learning and an afternoon of exploring the area, head back to your luxury Finger Lakes vacation rental. Our spacious homes are the perfect place for a getaway while social distancing, considering there are so many incredible outdoor activities and experiences to be had along the water. Plus, all of our rentals are near fantastic attractions like wine trails and museums!  

Browse through our list of properties and choose the one that best suits you and your family. A Little Solitude is ideal for your next family vacation. This one-bedroom hideaway accommodates four people and has a gorgeous view of Canandaigua Lake. So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and start planning your next lake-cation today! 

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What You’ll See at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Big or small, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum has got them all! This is a locally-run institution dedicated to educating the public on the boating heritage of the Finger Lakes. The museum is a perfect example of what makes this region so special. Housed in a historic building near Keuka Lake, the museum has three floors of fascinating exhibits, perfectly preserved vessels, and beautiful murals. Discover why you should add this to your next Finger Lakes getaway, as well as some of the other great museums in the region!

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5 of the Best Finger Lakes Museums to Visit for a Day of Learning

Enjoy history, culture, and art during your Finger Lakes vacation! There are plenty of world-class museums in the region, focusing on everything from the history of boating in the area to the origins of the Earth! No matter where you’re staying, you’ll be able to find a fantastic Finger Lakes museum nearby. If you’re looking for even more great recommendations for historic sites, museums, art galleries, or the best state parks in the Finger Lakes region, download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of our picks for the best of the best in the Finger Lakes!

Visit These Finger Lakes Museums

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Whether you’re a fan of fishing, boating, or you’re interested in learning about the maritime history of the region, stop by the Finger Lakes Boating Museum! It was started in 1996 when a group of antique boating enthusiasts decided to establish a center to commemorate the boating heritage and tradition of locally-built wooden boats in the area. Today, the museum houses more than 160 boats built by over 40 builders in the area. You’ll find everything from canoes to sailboats in the three-story museum. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is located on the south end of Keuka Lake.

Museum of the Earth

Travel back to the beginning of this planet when you visit the Museum of the Earth. Located in Ithaca, this is the perfect stop for anyone interested in paleontology or geology. They have some excellent hands-on interactive displays, as well as well-preserved fossils and science-inspired art. Catch one of their educational lectures or family-friendly programs while you’re there!

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is named in dedicated to the pioneer aviator and is focused on the history of aviation. Today, visitors can see the priceless collection of artifacts from the days of early aviation, as well as memorabilia commemorating local history. For an up-close experience, visit the Restoration Shop and speak with the volunteer craftsmen working on historic aircrafts.

Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum features amazing fine art, many of which were pieces gifted by Bob and Hertha Rockwell. The Rockwells were local business owners and collectors of American art and artifacts, and thanks to their generosity and the Rockwell Museum, visitors can enjoy these priceless works up-close! The museum also hosts many educational programs and lectures by leading scholars.

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

Learn about the industry that was essential to the development of Seneca Falls, as well as local social reform movements, when you visit the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry. This museum is a fantastic attraction for families traveling with kids. There are some fantastic interactive exhibits and friendly staff that can answer your questions.

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

Are you ready to enjoy these Finger Lakes museums? The first step is finding the perfect home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties. No matter the reason for your visit, you’ll find an amazing rental that fits your needs. From pet-friendly homes to luxurious properties, we’ve got them all. You won’t be able to find such a wonderful selection anywhere else in the region!

So don’t wait! Take a look at our full selection of properties and book today. We look forward to having you.