January 17, 2020
How to Have the Most Romantic Weekend in Canandaigua
By: Donafaye Zoll
Life can get a little hectic sometimes and it’s easy to forget about the things that matter the most. Luckily, all you need is a little weekend getaway with your favorite person to the lakeside town of Canandaigua. Even if you can only get away for a couple nights, a romantic getaway may be everything you need.
Go Wine Tasting
What is more romantic than wine tasting? Sip on smooth blends of locally grown grapes in cozy tasting rooms all over the Finger Lakes. The region is known for their aromatic Riesling and Gewurztraminer wines as well as the colder climate reds like Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Hit a couple each afternoon or plan your entire trip around one of the Finger Lakes Wine Trails. Create your perfect wine route with our Wine Lover’s Guide to the Finger Lakes.
Take a Finger Lakes Food Tour
If you are only in town for a weekend, it may be a little daunting to choose which incredible eateries to dine at and which you’ll reluctantly have to miss. Unless you sign up for a Finger Lakes Food Tour and sample the claim to fame bites from all of Canandaigua’s best restaurants. You may also be graced by the famed chefs themselves as they tell you the backstories to their favorite recipes and tidbits about the town’s history.
Snowshoe through the Woods
Explore the wilderness around Canandaigua with a little snowshoe through the woods. The hilly terrain around the lakes offers a wide range of trails from intense hikes up the mountains to picturesque strolls by the lake. Choose a trail that fits you and embark on an adventure.
Share a Dessert
End your evening on a sweet note. Whether you’ve just completed a long hike or sampled wines from all over the region, you’ll want to pop into one of Canandiagua’s eateries to share a late night cappuccino and dessert with your favorite person. Grab a couple forks and head to town with these 6 Canandaigua Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.
Explore Canandaigua’s Art Galleries
With the jaw dropping beauty of the Finger Lakes around every corner, it is no surprise that Canandaigua has a thriving art scene. You’ll find a plethora of art galleries around town that will allow you to view the area through the eyes of the long-term locals that live here. Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery showcases art from students and mentors across the Finger Lakes. If you are looking for fine art to add to your collection, P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery should definitely be on your list.
Take a Couples Cooking Class
Try something new with a cooking class at New York Kitchen. Learn how to perfect a pub burger from scratch, master the art of tailgating food just in time for the Super Bowl, try your hand in decadent French cuisine, or sign up for a Chef’s Table seminar and learn the basics of cooking that will spice up every dish you create. At the end, you and your loved one get to taste a new meal that you made together.
Stay at A Romantic B&B
Top off your romantic weekend with a luxurious stay at the Sutherland House Bed & Breakfast. Warm your toes after a day of snowshoeing with your en-suite fireplaces. Take a load off your shoulders with a soak in the tension relieving Whirlpool tubs. Fall into bliss with plush bedding and awe-inspiring chandeliers. Each morning, indulge in a gourmet breakfast before embarking on a romantic tour around town.
Take a break from life and getaway for a magical weekend away filled with wine, fine dining, and explorations. 48 hours is all you need to reconnect with your favorite person and focus on what really matters.
Ready for a romantic retreat in the Finger Lakes? Book a stay at the Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn located in the heart of beautiful Canandaigua, New York.