Midweek Magic in the Finger Lakes

We’re letting you in on a well-kept secret — midweek is a great time to plan a visit to the Finger Lakes! From quieter towns and less-populated hiking trails and venues, it’s a great time to take advantage of not only the great sights, dining, and events, but bed and breakfasts often make it worth your while to plan a visit during the week. You’ll often find booking discounts for multiple rooms, deals for multiple nights, and more – call your preferred B & B to find out how they can help you plan for a great experience in the Finger Lakes, any day of the week!

Wondering what there is to do during the week in the Finger Lakes? More than you might realize. From excellent concert and live music line ups, food tours, and more, explore the area’s best-loved attractions at a leisurely pace, taking advantage of uncrowded vineyards and quiet nature trails.

Spring Concerts in the Finger Lakes

From midweek music meet ups in Geneva to open mic and jam nights in Canandaigua, the Finger Lakes spring music scene is anything but sleepy. Monday through Thursday can be some of the best times to check out new and local artists at charming venues that are normally standing room only.

Enjoy the extra elbow room and more intimate settings in a variety of locations, like local brewing companies with craft brews and wineries with award-winning wines (and views) throughout the Finger Lakes. Catch an eclectic mix of genres and local talent at various venues across the region like the famed Smith Opera House in Geneva, which showcases a diverse lineup of artists, from singer-songwriters to jazz ensembles, in its charming historic setting.

Stay at centrally-located The William Smith Inn Bed and Breakfast in Geneva to have easy access to local live music venues, award-winning wineries, and more. This cozy, beautifully restored Italianate home features all the modern amenities you could ask for such as complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding, and en-suite bathrooms, and full, gourmet breakfast each day.

Things to Do During the Week in the Finger Lakes

The weekends aren’t the only time the Finger Lakes make a diverting getaway. From concerts and art shows to fine dining deals and more, Monday through Thursday has never been more fun. Stop by the must-visit Seneca Lake Wine Trail during its less busy days to fully experience the robust, vibrant vintages and memorable lake views. Watkins Glen State Park attracts visitors from all over the region, and its trails can be busy even on off-season weekends. Enjoy the quieter, more relaxed atmosphere mid week that make Watkins Glen a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Quieter midweek days also mean attractions like the Corning Museum of Glass and Sonnenberg Gardens are more accessible, and more enjoyable than ever.

Unwind at The Cupola Above Seneca to explore nearby attractions like Watkins Glen and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. With Keuka Lake and Cayuga Lake wine and beer trails also an easy drive away, the options to enjoy first class wine, craft beer, and delicious dining are easier than ever. Surrounded by views of Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes National Forest, and hillside vineyards, the ambiance at the Cupola invites away-from-it-all ease with sumptuous amenities and generous, house-made breakfast.

Booking Discounts Mid-week, or Multiple Nights

A midweek Finger Lakes getaway offers a variety of benefits, particularly when you stay at one of the region’s charming bed and breakfasts. During the week, you’ll find exclusive booking discounts and special offers that can make your vacation as affordable as it is enjoyable. Many Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfasts feature enticing package deals when you book multiple rooms, or multiple nights, which can include perks like complimentary wine tastings, spa treatments, or even romantic dinners at local restaurants.

As a midweek traveler, you’ll also enjoy personalized attention from bed and breakfast owners and staff, who can provide tailored recommendations for things to do in the Finger Lakes, as well as insight into the hidden gems and under-the-radar sights to help you make the most of your precious getaway. Reduced weekday demand also means you’ll have better access to popular destinations without the crowds, allowing a more relaxing and laid back experience. From vineyard tours and hiking trips to museum visits and gourmet dining, booking a bed and breakfast midweek in the Finger Lakes New York promises a memorable, value-packed vacation that won’t break the bank.

Call any number of luxurious Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfasts for up to 5-20% off midweek bookings, or additional discounts for booking 2 or more days.


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 spring retreat. 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.