Something for everyone...
The Geneva community is ideally set in the heart of New York’s fantastic
Finger Lakes Region. The
area is drenched with amenities that will dazzle everyone from the wine and food
connoisseur to the
baseball, brat, and beer crowd. Visit the region’s hundreds of wineries, catch a
Division I athletics
match-up, or just soak in the scenery in our sixty-acre lakefront park.
A weekend jaunt, or a dream vacation, either way, Geneva’s got what you’re
Hundreds of shops, restaurants, and services line these historic streets, marked
by a collection of diverse architecture that will capture your imagination. Make
downtown Geneva one of the first among your many stops in the region.
also plays host to regional events, including our annual
car show in
July, Wednesday night concerts in the park all summer long, and Live At Five; a
concert series hosted by the
Ramada Geneva Lakefront
, featuring live music,
friends, and fun on the shores of Seneca Lake each Friday of the summer.
Check out the Business Improvement District’s
for more information on
shopping, dining, services, and events in downtown Geneva.
The Finger Lakes Region has exploded in the last decade with world renowned
wines and wineries.
Block out an entire weekend or more to explore the three major wine trails in
the region, and you’ll see why our wines have been lauded on the national scene.
There are so many ways to maximize your wine experience in and around Geneva.
Here are some great places to start planning:
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
New York Wine and Culinary Center
Arts and Culture
The Geneva community is ripe with opportunities to enjoy performing and visual
art, as well as a wealth of historic and cultural experiences.
Our premier venue for performances is the historic
Smith Opera House
year, the Smith hosts
hundreds of programs, ranging from live performances by national acts to
showings of locally produced independent films. The Smith seats 1,200, and has
been heralded as one of the most acoustically phenomenal performance venues in
For more intimate performances, local entrepreneurs Brandon and Amy Phillips
one of Geneva’s historic industrial buildings into
; a mixed-use facility that houses artisan-quality production
facilities, but also plays host to small scale music, visual art, and dance
On the performance venue side, the region also plays host to national acts at
the Marvin Sands-
Constellation Brands Amphitheater
in Canandaigua. Each summer, CMAC rolls
out a jam-packed
schedule of rock, country, and other popular musical performances.
To explore Geneva’s rich historical and architectural heritage, one need only
stroll through downtown, or through our Pulteney Park Historic District and soak
in the rich value of restoration and preservation projects championed by our own
. For an in-depth look at Geneva’s history, the Society
also manages a museum and several historic sites throughout the region.
Recreation and Sports
So, physical vigor is your game? We’ve got that covered as well. The City of
hosts camps and leagues in virtually every sport imaginable. Our
Complex is a year-round destination with indoor field sports hosted on our brand
new turf, including
box lacrosse, soccer, and many others. In the winter, “The Cooler” plays host to
private skating lessons, public free skate, and hockey at every level from
PeeWee to collegiate.
More of a spectator? Geneva is home to
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
field teams across the spectrum of collegiate sports; including a renowned
Division I lacrosse squad. In the summer, our own historic McDonough Field is
home of the summer college league
Geneva Red Wings
, an affiliate of the
The region is also host to several professional sports franchises, including
minor league baseball’s
Rochester Red Wings, Syracuse Sky Chiefs, and Auburn Doubledays, as well as
minor league hockey’s Rochester Amerks.
The Great Outdoors
If you just enjoy the simple pleasures of nature, you’ll find your niche here as
well. The region is host
to Seneca Lake State Park
, boasting miles of trails, a spray park and swimming
wetlands, and a marina.
Several private marinas serve Seneca Lake along with plenty of transient dock
space at the City’s sixty
acre lakefront park.