Traveling is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and while living in the moment is the most important part of traveling, pictures can help you remember the fond memories you created in beautiful places. Not only that, but they're fun to share on social media where friends, family, and even strangers can like, share, or follow you because they like your content.
If you're visiting Seneca County, here are some of the best places to spend time at while taking beautiful photographs.
del Lago Resort & Casino has plenty of things to do and experience.
The casino and resort offers gaming, lodging, a spa, entertainment, food and beverages, shopping, and so much more.
If you're goal is to game, you have options. Twinspires Sportsbook is available at del Lago and offers more than 1,000 square feet of LED screens. 15 betting kiosks, 4 betting windows, and over 30 different beers on tap are available. Not only can you participate in sports betting, but you can eat and drink from a delicious menu while you do it.
There's also a full casino filled with lights and colors. You can choose from over 1,700 different slot machines, 66 different table games, and 14 different Poker tables.
By signing up for the Rewards Club, you can collect points and redeem them for various things within the casino, including dining. Different tiers are different points, and they range from Signature, to Premiere, Elite, and Massimo.
Spa services are available, where you can get massages, body wraps, body scrubs, skincare, nail services, salon services, and even special seasonal services like scented body scrubs or wraps. Think Pumpkin Spice or any type of Christmas scents.
The Vine offers all different types of concerts, comedy shows, and events and the different places to get food range from full service restaurants to casual dining in the food court. If you're looking to buy your loved one a gift on your trip, the Spa del Lago to grab some of the great products used in the spa, or Galleria del Lago for an array of different products like jewelry, clothing, snacks, and more.
Maybe more of an outdoor experience is your thing, and if that's the case then Finger Lakes Cider House may be a great place to visit!
Where del Lago offers the glitz and glamour along with almost every amenity imaginable, Finger Lakes Cider House may be a calmer, more laid back place to enjoy yourself in the Finger Lakes Region.
First off, if you're looking to get away for a bit, Finger Lakes Cider House does offer overnight accommodations. There are two options depending on your tastes: The Yurt or The Loft.
The Yurt is described as a "cozy hobbit hole" and near a little creek. The Yurt is located just within the wooded area on the property of Finger Lakes Cider House. The Loft is a bit bigger and less connected to nature than The Yurt with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. This is located above the Cider House tasting room and offers views of the orchard, farm, and Cayuga Lake.
Finger Lakes Cider House offers many experiences as well, including different types of foods, many of which are farm to table, U-Pick organic fruits and flowers, tours of the farm, and live music during the warmer months.
Some people are just looking to experience a trip to a winery for great tastings or pairings, and Hosmer Winery is a great place to visit! Plus, the photos will look great on your Instagram.
Hosmer Winery was founded in 1972 and is made up of 70 acres of grapes used to create the wine.
While reservations are recommended, they will accept walk-ins if they have the room.
Each tasting is $12 and comes with 5 different types of wine and crackers.
The outdoor tasting is a self-guided tour, while the indoor tasting is guided by staff.
Hosmer Winery offers a wine club that lets members have access to wines before they're released, cellar selects, and club exclusives. Each shipment has two wines and comes with a gift and updates on what's going on at Hosmer.
Knapp Winery can be found along Cayuga Lake and is open year-round! You can purchase wine by the glass, go for tastings, get a wine slushie, listen to music, or buy bottles of wine.
Reservations to the winery are encouraged and can be made for any day of the week between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you're in a party of 4 or more, reservations are encouraged.
Tastings are $12 and include 6 different types of wine. A sampling of spirits are available for $1 per spirit. If you'd like to pair chocolate with your wine, that's $20 and includes 5 different types of wine and chocolate. These only happen by reservation between Monday and Thursday. Other light pairings besides chocolate are available for purchase.
3 Brothers Winery is unique because it's not just one winery, but three different wineries and a brewery all in one location.
This means you can spend an entire day here visiting and tasting all different types of wine or beer!
The Tasting Experience Pass is $40 and gets you a flight at each winery and brewery on the property. This is a total of 20 different samples.
The Shared Pass, also $40, lets you walk throughout the property with one other person and receive the same flights as option one, you just get to share them.
The Single Tasting option is $15 and lets you choose one building to do a flight with 4-5 samples. You can walk around to check out each winery or the brewery before you decide.
Finally, the Guided Tour is one of the biggest options and requires an appointment be made and at least two weeks notice given. When calling you must ask for Barbara to make the appointment.
These tours can be booked between Monday and Friday and take around two hours to complete. The cost per person is $75 with an 18% gratuity and 8% tax.
Upon arrival you'll receive a "Welcome Wine" to sip on your tour through the wine cellar, production facility, and vineyard. In each tasting room you'll get three samples, and at the end you'll receive a charcuterie box at a semi-private table.
If you want to stay on the property, you have the option of staying at the Vineyard Cottage. The cottage comes with a kitchenette, two bedrooms, and a gathering space overlooking the vineyard and Seneca Lake. Up to 4 people can stay here where it's fully heated or cooled with a private patio, gas grill, balcony and lounge.