5 Fun Things to Do on a Girl’s Trip to the Finger Lakes

5 Fun Things to Do on a Girl’s Trip to the Finger Lakes

Whether you’re celebrating a future bride, a birthday, or just want to get away for the weekend, the Finger Lakes is the perfect place to visit. There are tons of things to do in the area, from boating to wine tasting to hiking. Grab your girlfriends and hit the road!

1. Go Cheese Tasting

Cheese has been produced in the Finger Lakes for decades. The Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance is a collection of top-tier, family-run creameries that craft delectable cheeses. Check out Food & Wine’s 3-Day Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Itinerary to scope out the best creameries for your group. Don’t forget to stock up on the dairy pills for your lactose intolerant girlfriends!

Looking to stay at a gorgeous, classic inn? Look no further than The Filigree Inn in Canandaigua. This bed & breakfast in the woods offers a peaceful glimpse into life in the Finger Lakes. Check out their awesome specials to lock in a great deal!

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2. Make a Splash

One of the best parts about the Finger Lakes is (drum roll please)… the lakes! Rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks or even a pontoon boat to add some aquatic fun to the trip. If you’d rather have a captain on board, consider taking a private charter or a boat cruise. The women-founded OnKeuka! offers celebratory food and wine tours on Keuka Lake that everyone can enjoy. If you’re visiting in the heat, check out our guide to cooling off in the Finger Lakes!

Built in 1869, Aubergine Inn Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay in the village of Penn Yan near Keuka Lake. Return to your rooms at Aubergine to relax after a day out on the water. Take a leisurely stroll around downtown Penn Yan to window shop, grab a bite to eat, and soak in the outdoors.

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3. Unwind at the Spa

Block out a day of your vacation to completely restore your physical and mental health. After all, this is a vacation! Relax The Spa in Victor, NY offers indulgent spa services, from pedicures to massages to full-body mud masks. Michelle’s Salon and Spa at Five Seasons in Canandaigua, NY also offers decadent spa services, with packages perfect for your whole group. If you aren’t looking to travel far for a relaxing experience, ask your innkeeper before your visit if they can arrange for in-room massages for your group.

Canaltown Bed & Breakfast in Palmyra is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Relax the Spa. Soak in the history of this 1850s Greek Revival home as you reconnect with your girlfriends. Check out their special events for more fun things to do!

4. Take a Cooking Class

It is incredibly fun to learn a new skill, sip on curated cocktails and taste delicious food with your dearest friends. New York Kitchen in Canandaigua offers hands-on, immersive culinary classes that all of your girlfriends will love. Learn how to craft the perfect summer salad, roll sushi like the masters, or make authentic empanadas. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate to book your class ASAP!

Use 1795 Acorn Inn Bed & Breakfast as a relaxing home base for your Finger Lakes girl’s getaway. Located in the picturesque Bristol Valley near Canandaigua Lake, 1795 Acorn Inn offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby attractions. Unwind in the outdoor hot tub and plan out tomorrow’s adventures. 

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5. Explore the Wine Trail

The Finger Lakes area is well known for wine, wine, and more wine. In fact, there are three distinct wine trails that you and your friends can follow during your trip. Take the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail to explore the first and longest-running wine trail in America. The Keuka Lake Wine Trail, on the other hand, offers a taste of award-winning varietals from many family-run vineyards. Last but not least, Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides samples of some of the best cool climate wines in the world. Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail delivers luscious wines from this abundant region. Research each trail, their passports and guided tours to see which one is best for your getaway.

Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast is a tranquil escape from the crowds, situated on five acres of land near Canandaigua Lake. Explore their packages and specials to find the best deal for your group!

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 girl’s trip 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.