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Visit Ontario County

Are you planning a visit to Ontario County with your family and friends? Or, maybe you are planning a conference for hundreds? Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the tourism promotion agency of Ontario County, is here to help. They are the tourism marketing experts for Ontario County and provide information on where to stay and what to do once you are in Ontario County. They can also assist in event planning, meeting planning, group visits and executive tours.

The mission of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is to create visitorship and economic vitality for Ontario County by marketing its tourism assets and positioning the area as a premier leisure and meetings destination. It works closely with the Office of Economic Development and its partners to showcase the many reasons that Ontario County is a perfect location for visitors and for business. Visit their website or give them a call at (877) 386-4669.

In 2010, USA Today featured Ontario County and the Finger Lakes as a great place to own a second home and the Finger Lakes was also featured on ShermansTravel.com as the “No. 1 Top Lakeside Retreat” in the country, as well as one of the “10 value destinations” for 2011. The area was also named the “Most Beautiful Wine Region in the World” by Budget Travel.

Here is some more of what the media is saying about Ontario County!

In the fall, when other vacation spots are shutting down for the year, the Finger Lakes is opening for its second season…There is a vineyard for everybody, and even if you don’t like wine you may like the fresh grapes that are sold along the western shore of Canandaigua. Grape pie is a local specialty.
Patrick Cooke
National Geographic Traveler

The point of staying…is the serenity of water, sky and trees. But if activity is a necessity, sports abound: cross-country skiing in winter, lake swimming and sailing in summer…
Jane Perlez
New York Times

A typical sun-dappled morning on Italy’s Lake Como? No, this is Upstate New York in a region called the Finger Lakes…An early morning mist floats gently above the tranquil lake…nearby, on sloping lake shores, vineyards bathe in the sun as sailboats flit across the water.
Glamour magazine