Finger Lakes

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Finger Lakes Money-Saving Tips

Off Season Travel

The region gets quite cold in the winter months, but you can also enjoy year-round activities like hockey, ice-skating, and cross-country skiing. You’ll also find the best hotel deals during this time.

Local Info

B&B hosts are often fonts of practical, useful information about the region’s attractions. Take advantage of their knowledge of the community upon check-in or over breakfast.

Wine Tastings

While many wineries charge a nominal fee for wine tastings, many also refund the money when you make a purchase, or apply the cost of the tastings toward bottle purchases.

B&B or Hotel?

If you prefer not to commune with your fellow travelers over breakfast, or if you keep late hours or have unusual needs, consider a hotel. Regardless of your choice, “traditional” epitomizes the region’s lodging choices.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a popular pastime in the area, and consequently, the region has 40 ice skating facilities from park ponds to indoor facilities that rent skates.  If skating outside, consider the wind chill factor and dress in layers.


Golfers can play at several public courses in the area. Some (including the Corning Country Club and Rochester’s Oak Hill and Locust Hill) play host to major tournaments. There’s even a Finger Lakes Golf Trail ( that pairs rounds on four challenging courses with accommodations at one of several hotels.

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