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Geneva, New York Travel Guide
In the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region, Geneva, New York, is on the northern end of Seneca Lake. With several miles of shoreline along the lake, Geneva is a culinary destination, offering many farm-to-market restaurants, specialty food stores, and farm markets.
European immigrants began settling in the area in the late 18th century and Geneva was incorporated in 1806. It is home to Hobart & William Smith Colleges, two liberal arts colleges for men and women. The Smith Opera House, built in 1894, is one of the oldest operating performing arts theaters in the U.S.
If you’d like to get close to the water, a 2 ½ mile pedestrian and bicyclist path stretches from the Ramada General Lakefront east to Seneca Lake State Park passing by the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
Geneva was named an All-American City in 2015. It has been on the Playful City USA list for several years.
Seneca Lake State Park is 3 miles from Geneva. Seneca Lake is thee largest of the Finger Lakes and is the deepest lake in New York. Anglers come here in pursuit of largemouth bass, yellow perth, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Click here to save money on rods & reels.
The State Park has a beach for swimming and having picnics. Go kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and more.
The Finger Lakes region was recently voted the top wine region in the U.S. Exceptional red and white wines are produced by local wineries, including Three Brothers Wineries, Serenity Vineyards, and Zugibe Vineyards. Craft breweries, Cideries, and distilleries have also been making a name for themselves in the Finger Lake region.
Visitors to Geneva can take advantage of current discounts & save on hotels. Book these through Hotels.com to realize savings up to 68% off the regular rate.
- Belhurst Castle 68% Discount
- Microtel by Wyndham Penn Yan Finger Lakes 64% Discount
- Geneva On The Lake 55% Discount
- Hampton Inn by Hilton Penn Yan 53% Discount
- Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites 51% Discount
- Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort 51% Discount
- Days Inn by Wyndham Geneva/Finger Lakes 43% Discount
- Vinifera Inn a Belhurst Property 38% Discount
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Geneva 37% Discount
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Geneva Finger Lakes 33% Discount
- Hampton Inn Geneva 33% Discount
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes 30% Discount
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seneca Falls 29% Discount
- Quality Inn near Finger Lakes & Seneca Falls 29% Discount
- 1840 Inn On The Main 26% Discount
- The Inn at Glendora Wine Cellars 15% Discount
- Best Western Palmyra Inn & Suites 14% Discount
- Budget Inn Farmington 12% Discount
- Comfort Inn & Suites Farmington 12% Discount
- The Laurentide Inn 9% Discount
- Sutherland Home Victorian Bed & Breakfast 8% Discount
- Holiday Inn Express Canandaigua – Finger Lakes 7% Discount
- Hampton Inn Seneca Falls 5% Discount