Best of Corning & Southern Finger Lakes

Day 1 -

Centerway Square in Corning Gaffer District - Photo by Stu Gallagher

Corning's Gaffer District is the shopping and entertainment center of Corning, with over 100 boutiques, outlets, restaurants, day spas, and service businesses.  It is also a historic district that is nationally recognized for its architecture and restoration efforts. 

Visit nearby Watkins Glen and enjoy a sightseeing cruise aboard the Stroller IV, Watkins Glen, NY and dinner at Seneca Harbor Station.  

Day 2 - A Day In Town

Explore the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning.  American Western and Native American art are the focal point for engaging, dynamic exhibitions and educational events.  You'll see pieces by Remington, Russell, and even Norman Rockwell.  Learn how this amazing collection ended up in the Finger Lakes of New York State. 
Corning Museum of Glass - Glass Blowing -Courtesy The Corning Museum of GlassLunch and Tour at The Corning Museum of Glass.  See glass in a whole new light at the world famous Corning Museum of Glass, home of the largest collection of art glass in the world.  Our tour will include the exciting Hot Glass Show where molten gathers of glass are transformed into masterpieces.  You'll be amazed in the new Innovations Gallery and expanded collections.  Lunch vouchers are available for dining in the GlassMarket Café, and, don't forget to save time for shopping - a variety of treasures are waiting in the seven distinct shops of the Glass Market.

Make Glass Souvenirs at Hands-on Glass Studio - hands-on glass-making activity for all ages and skill levels - everyone can blow their own glass ornament.  Important: All glass items require an overnight cooling process called "annealing" and are ready by noon the following day for pickup or may be shipped at an additional fee.

Day 3  -  Grapes

Discover the Curtiss Twin Engine, Hammondsport,  A Hammondsport native, Glenn Curtiss thrilled the world with his exploits of early motorcycles, dirigibles and airplanes.  Here, we can view historical aircraft, engines and an unequaled collection of Curtiss antique motorcycles.  Enjoy the exhibits on turn-of-the century life and local winemaking history.

Enjoy lunch and Wine Tasting at Bully Hill Vineyards, Hammondsport. Bully Hill is committed to serving the freshest, seasonal ingredients at its restaurant, making it one of the finest places to dine in the Finger Lakes region.  After lunch, your tour begins in the Visitor Center.  Your guide will bring you through the vineyards, down to the pressing deck, and into the fermentation room.  Your tour concludes back at the tasting bar, where your education and fun continues.
Wine Tasting at Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport.  Enjoy the views from our magnificent vaulted Tasting Hall, as you taste our portfolio of Rieslings, Chardonnays, Vinifera reds, and our popular Eclipse Series. Taste the Ingle Vineyard series as well as our Late Harvest and Ice wines at our Premium Bar.

Craft Beer Tasting at Steuben Brewing Company, Hammondsport. Steuben Brewing Company is a family owned farm brewery located on the west side of Keuka Lake in Steuben County. We utilize New York State grown ingredients to make our craft beer and are excited to be part of the NYS Farm Brewery movement that will highlight the special taste and aroma of NYS grains and hops.

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