3 Romantic Ideas for a Weekend Getaway in the Finger Lakes

Rekindle the heat in your relationship with a whirlwind weekend trip to the Finger Lakes. The region is known for its incredible wineries and scenic lakes that set the scene for an incredibly romantic getaway. Take some time to plan a break from normal life to reconnect with your special someone. Let’s dive into three of the most romantic activities to do during your stay.

Try Something New

Although trying to learn a new skill might not sound very romantic, it’s a great way to bond with your partner and spice things up! Plan a day in Corning, starting by getting some inspiration from the exhibits at the Corning Museum of Glass. Then, surprise your honey with a private, one-on-one glassmaking lesson at Hands-On Glass! Another fun way to create some heat over the weekend is to skip the restaurant and take a cooking class instead. New York Kitchen in Canandaigua offers specific, instructive courses with fun topics like Calzone vs Stromboli, Fall Flatbreads and Oktoberfest.

Bella Rose Bed & Breakfast is located in a lovingly restored Finger Lakes Victorian home in Canandaigua. For an extra romantic stay, book the spacious Ann Eliza’s Suite. The suite features a double-jetted tub, large fireplace and private outdoor balcony to provide an intimate, luxurious vacation. Secure your suite now!

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Get Physical

Get your mind out of the gutter! We’re talking about working up a sweat on the trails during your weekend getaway. If your partner is awed by waterfalls, Grimes Glen in Naples is one trail to visit. This short, 1-mile hike features two 60-foot waterfalls, and you can reach another if you scramble a bit further. Another picturesque place to explore is Onanda Park in Canandaigua. This park is the largest in town and sits alongside Canandaigua Lake. Follow the two miles of hiking trails to explore pristine wilderness and stunning lake views.

Chalet of Canandaigua is a luxury boutique bed & breakfast tucked into the wooded hills of Canandaigua. This private property provides a peaceful retreat perfect for a romantic getaway. Although the attractions of wine country and the Finger Lakes remain within reach, Chalet of Canandaigua feels like your personal forest oasis.

Splurge on a Meal

While there are tasty restaurants all over the Finger Lakes region, our local experts love going out for a special meal in Geneva. F.L.X. Table is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that your partner will always remember. With only 14 seats and an immersive kitchen, the restaurant strives to emulate an entertaining dinner party. Don’t forget to make reservations! For a more casual vibe, grab a bite to eat at Ports Cafe on Seneca Lake. This small, scenic bistro serves locally-sourced ingredients, house-cut prime steaks and more on their signature menu. Want additional Finger Lakes date night ideas? Check out the Beer Lover’s Guide to the Best Finger Lakes Breweries!

After a night of tasty bites and yummy drinks, come back to your lovely room at Chapman House Bed & Breakfast in Geneva, NY. This historic establishment, built in 1802, serves a homemade breakfast each morning. Secure your room today!

lake at sunset

Tag us at @flbba on Instagram if you visit any of our favorite Finger Lakes spots! Let the Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast Association guide you to the perfect retreat for all your romantic adventures. While we have highlighted a few excellent options above, FLBBA boasts a comprehensive list of independent inns across the Finger Lakes. The members of FLBBA abide by a list of high standards set by the organization, so you can confidently plan the perfect getaway today.