New York’s Finger Lakes named best place to travel in the world
Upstate New York is known for many incredible travel destinations, but one stands out from the rest and is recognized as one of the best in the world.
When you think of the prettiest or perhaps your favorite destination to visit in the Empire State, I’m sure many destinations come to mind.
Lake George and its surroundings are a must-visit destination for many of us due to its proximity to the Capital Region, but also due to the natural beauty of the area.
For some reason, I feel like most of us tend to head north when we want to get away from it all, but the Catskills offer their own natural wonders just a bit south of Albany.
What more amazing display of nature’s power than all that water pouring over Niagara Falls? I do not think so.
But none of these destinations have been named among the best in the world…
While all of the above destinations and many more in Upstate New York are amazing, for Travel & Leisure, an upstate area is listed among the top 50 travel destinations in the WORLD!
Finger Lakes named one of Travel & Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel
The Finger Lakes region is simply stunning. From the lakes themselves, to the big lakeside towns and villages, to all the great wineries – the whole area is simply stunning with so much to see and do, not to mention so many great places to eat. . Here are some of the Travel & Leisure claims that make the region so great and landed it 16th place in the World’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022:
The Finger Lakes have been beefing up their wellness and culinary offerings in recent years, carving out a name for themselves in the luxury travel arena….(and home to)…the Finger Lakes Wine Trails (it may (be Riesling country, but don’t hit the lighter reds until you try them) and gourmet draws.
I think one of the things that makes the Finger Lakes unique is not just those long, skinny stretches of water, but the blending of those with the wine country. They would be great destinations on their own if not combined.
So the next time you’re planning a weekend getaway, plan a trip west to one of the most amazing places in the world to travel – the Finger Lakes!
See the stunning Finger Lakes Hotel named one of the best in the world
“The Finger Lakes became an almost instant icon when this 124-room lakefront resort opened in 2020. Willowbrook Spa features Nordic-inspired barrel saunas overlooking the lake, plus a soothing veranda and peaceful garden . Guests can swim in the outdoor pool, bask in the hot tub, or get out on the lake in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.
Check out the stunning photos of the Lake House on Canandaigua below!