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Dutch Connection floral showFor two weeks only, beginning February 9

New public programs, including kids activities, offered during year’s display

Rochester, N.Y., January 12, 2018—The George Eastman Museum brings springtime to Rochester a few months early, with the annual Dutch Connection floral show, on view Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 25. This colorful two-week display features thousands of flowering bulbs in George Eastman’s historic mansion.

Destiny USA logoGroup tour motor coach registration climbs 46% over 2016’s results

Syracuse, NY - Destiny USA, New York State’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination visited by 26 million guests annually, ended the year with large gains once again in group travel visitation with a 46% increase in motor coach arrivals over the prior year, the largest increase ever for the destination. The buses were fuller than ever, as well, with an increase of 60% in ridership over 2016’s final results. International guests visited in droves from 29 countries with an influx of domestic travelers from all 50 states.

        Wayne County Tourism logoMaitre D' at Trombino's brings new age American bistro fare

Lyons, N.Y. - Lyons' residents have a new fine dining establishment found in an old classic. Maitre D' at Trombino's opened its doors in September, bringing American bistro fare made from some of New York's finest and freshest ingredients. Christopher VanEpps, General Manager, quickly fell in love with Lyons - the people, the community, the pride - and wanted to give the town a delicious, fine dining experience.

Watkins Glen Chamber of CommerceWatkins Glen, N.Y. – As an official Small Business Saturday Community Champion, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is spreading the word about the exciting things that are happening on Small Business Saturday. Here is an overview of what the Chamber has planned and the ways in which you can make a difference by shopping locally this holiday season!…

Lake Ontario Wine Trail logoWayne County, N.Y. – The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host their annual “Christmas Around the World” event on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd. Travel the world this holiday season via the wine trail for a weekend of Christmas cheer, great food, and local award-winning wines, ciders and spirits. Each participating member location will represent a different country and pair their beverages with unique holiday dishes. This year, we welcome our newest Trail member, Old Goat Cidery at the Apple Shed.

Welcome Danny Liedka

Nov 14, 2017

Syracuse - Do Your ThingAfter nation-wide search, Visit Syracuse, Inc. announces new president & CEO

Syracuse, NY (Nov. 10, 2017) - Onondaga County’s official tourism promotion agency is excited to welcome Danny Liedka to the Visit Syracuse family! Liedka recently accepted an offer to join the team as president & CEO.

Syracuse MarriottManaged by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, restored 1924 landmark earns prestigious rating
within its first full year of operation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Just over a year since its highly anticipated opening, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond rating. The distinction is shared by less than six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved properties nationwide. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the luxury iconic hotel debuted in downtown Syracuse last year on Aug. 19, 2016, following a meticulous multiyear $76 million restoration of the landmark 1924 building, once home to Hotel Syracuse. 

Magical History TourThe Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be the first limited engagement showing at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, featuring high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history

Syracuse, NY – For the first time, travelers and tourists alike will experience the lives of the Fab Four through the eyes of John, Paul, George and Ringo at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, located across from Margaritaville. The Muzium’s first limited engagement showing, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be opening early November and take visitors on a journey not to miss. Almost everyone knows their story, from the formative years of the Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg, to the screaming fans across the world, and into the studio for the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music in history. But now everyone has the chance to experience this saga in person. The Magical History Tour offers guests the opportunity to retrace the steps of the Beatles with the best private collection ever assembled.

George Eastman Museum logoThe first museum retrospective of Richards’s work will close on October 22

Rochester, N.Y., October 5, 2017Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time, an exhibition co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will close at the George Eastman Museum on October 22. The Run-On of Time is the first museum retrospective devoted to Richards’s work and explores his career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer from 1968 to the present.

Casa LargaRochester, NY – Casa Larga’s annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY.

It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family’s Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of “Purple Foot.”…