cayuga-county.jpgAuburn, N.Y. - Looking for a special, unique-yet affordable-gift for your Valentine? A winter getaway to the Finger Lakes Region offers many ways to pamper, relax, rejuvenate and re-kindle the romance. Beyond a box of chocolate, there are many opportunities to surprise your sweetie:   Get out of the house: Grab your loved one and take them on an unexpected trip. Valentine's Day overnight packages begin as low as $99 per night in the Cayuga County area.  For something different, 10 Fitch, recently voted "Travelers' Choice for Romance" by, customizes your escape for the perfect stay. Package ideas include the "Enchanted Evening," "The Ultimate Pampered Two," and "Perfect Proposal". Visit for more overnight package ideas. Plan an indoor picnic: Settle near a warm fire and fill a wicker basket with ideas to warm your loved one's heart. Local Finger Lakes wines such as King Ferry's Golden Iris and Mystère NV dessert wines are perfect picks this time of year. Toss in gourmet cheeses, jams, crackers and truffles from Bet the Farm in Aurora, N.Y. and serve it on souvenir fluted heart plates from local favorite, Mackenzie-Childs. Grab your boogie shoes: Set aside an evening of dancing to reconnect and get close to your partner. The sounds of rhythm and blues group "Groove Theory" will fill up Springside Inn in Auburn on February 12. A special overnight package at the Springside is available for $149 -call (315) 252-7247 for more details. If you're more adventurous, Auburn Public Theatre offers ballroom dancing lessons on Thursday evenings for $5 per person. Let someone else do the cooking: Relax at a bistro table next to the cast iron wood stove in a cozy log cabin overlooking Skaneateles Lake. Niles Gourmet located just minutes from the village of Skaneateles, serves up handmade Italian cuisine and famous specialties including lobster, duck  and ostrich ravioli. Niles Gourmet will host its fourth annual Valentine's party on Sunday, February 14. Seating is limited. Call 315-784-5015 for reservations. Cast aside the daily grind with a spa treatment: The Center in Auburn, N.Y., offers a 90-minute "Body Bliss" massage for two which includes a soothing and clarifying rosemary scalp massage and purifying mini facial. Hot steamy towels and rosemary and peppermint therapeutic grade essential oils add an extra touch of relaxation. About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism                                                                   The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Cayuga County and promotes the County's attractions, events and lodging establishments. For more information call 315-255-1658/800-499-9615 or visit


CONTACT: Shannon Wojcik Cayuga County Office of Tourism (585) 425-8812