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City Guide: 24 Hours in Syracuse

The fourth largest city in New York State, Syracuse is an educational and economic hub located on the north-east corner of the Finger Lakes region. This vibrant city is the perfect gateway into this region offering visitors a ton to see and do. During our road trip down to the Finger Lakes, we dropped by Syracuse for the day to explore this ever-changing city.Lunch –  Aster Pantry & Parlor Bringing together modern day cuisine restaurant inspired by the Victorian era, Aster Pantry & Parlor is a luxury dining restaurant located in downtown Syracuse in Armory Square. Their menu includes an array of farm fresh dishes made from ingredients sources from local artisans, growers and producers. Afternoon – Explore the History of Syracuse During the afternoon, we took a short walking tour through the history downtown core of Syracuse. Syracuse has a long history as it was first settled by Europeans when the…

Wine Tasting in Watkins Glen

Our final day in the Finger Lakes was spent in the picturesque Watkins Glen and Schuyler County, New York. Most known for the racing track around the south end of Seneca Lake, here is how we spent our day in this beautiful area. We began our day in the Finger Lakes National Forest is the only national forest in New York State with 30 miles of interconnecting trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures, and woodlands. The area is open to the public and is the perfect spot for a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, trail running, backpacking, biking, camping and horseback riding in the warmer months. The Finger Lakes region is home to a ton of award-winning wineries producing some of the finest vintages of Rieslings and other wines. We had the pleasure of touring the Chateau LaFayette Reneau nestled along the east side of Seneca Lake. Stop by for the chance to try their…