The 2009 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County is now available!January 27, 2009 Auburn, NY - The 2009 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. This comprehensive guide offers year round information for visitors on things to do, places to stay, and annual events in Cayuga County.

Principal photography in the guide was done by Kristian S. Reynolds, a professional photographer working from Cortland and known for his coverage of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. His work includes two coffee-table books , Finger Lakes Panoramas and Wine Tour of the Finger Lakes. The guide was designed by Laura Coburn, Principal and Owner of the Auburn based Coburn Design, specializing in print and web design.

The Guide focuses on what visitors like most about Cayuga County - lakes, scenery, wineries and charming villages as well as activities such as dining and shopping. Looking for a list of golf courses? Days spas? Hiking trails? You'll find information on all of these plus much, much more it the 2009 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County.

The guide also includes suggested itineraries such as the 'Guys Only Getaway' which outlines a long weekend of fun just for the gentlemen with a baseball game at Falcon Park, racing at the Cayuga County Speedway and some of the best fishing in the region included.

Unique shopping and dining experiences such as Cleaveland's Antiques and the Auburn Diner are also featured. Plus, information on wineries, wine trails and wine tours.

Traditional meeting and event facilities as well as alternative meeting space such as Auburn Public Theater are also featured in the guide, encouraging? visitors to think of Cayuga County when they plan their next business meeting or even a family reunion. From the historic Springside Inn to the versatile Holiday Inn to the cozy 'Red Suspender Room' at Curley's, Cayuga County has meeting and event space to suit every gathering.

A sampling of annual events are listed in the guide with visitors being directed to the tourism web site, www.TourCayuga.com for more event information. From the Spring Vineyard Celebration at CJS Vineyards in April to the Sterling Renaissance Festival in July and August to TomatoFest in September, Cayuga County visitors can find something to do whatever the season.

For wayfinding, detailed maps are included as well as web sites and phone numbers for additional information. Visitors Services including airports, car rental agencies, and taxis are listed to help visitors find their way to and around Cayuga County.

65,000 Cayuga County Visitors guides have been printed to respond to visitor inquiries, to display at area information centers, and to distribute at numerous travel and tourism shows throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic. To receive a FREE Cayuga County Visitors Guide, stop by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. The office is open, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or call 800-499-9615.

For More Information:

Meg Vanek

Executive Director

Cayuga County Office of Tourism

131 Genesee Street

Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 255-1658/800-499-9615

e-mail: meg@tourcayuga.com