The Finger Lakes are home to more than 100 wineries and vineyards, renowned as the #1 Wine Region according to Wine Enthusiast. You'll find no shortage of wine-related topics to blog about here!
Whether planning to arrive a few days before, or linger a few days after the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, don't forget to explore beyond the wineries while you're here. The region boasts many unique attractions. For example, in some circles, the region is better known as the Crystal City, a place where glassblowers ply their centuries-old craft, creating new treasures and offering experiential glass blowing opportunities for all ages and skill levels.
Activities & Attractions Beyond the Conference
Stretch your legs along the Tiffany & Treasures Trail using our easy-to-follow map, and explore the cultural riches housed inside 13 artisan workshops, glass making studios, museums and buildings designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Next, The Corning Museum of Glass is a must-visit. After all, what would a glass of wine be without the Mesopotamians? Or a bottle for that matter? Tour the Crystal City to find out! Learn about the revolutionary role glass has played in the history of mankind, or catch a Hot Glass Show and watch master gaffers turn molten materials into works of art.
Beyond glass and fine arts, Corning is home to other celebrated cultural centers including the Rockwell Museum, offering the "Best of the West in the East," featuring an impressive collection of western art. Look for the bison bursting through the museum's second floor on Cedar Street, just a few steps from Market Street, Corning's vibrant downtown area.
Shopping Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes
First time in the Finger Lakes? 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference writers take note: August offers a vibrant scene filled with the drumbeats of bands warming up for open-air concerts, charming shops and a dazzling array of culinary options.
Market Street is the heart of Corning's Gaffer District. Stroll along brick sidewalks and enjoy some of the best shopping in the "Most Fun Small Town in America," where glass shops meet designer clothing boutiques, breweries meet fusion cuisine – and they all come together to offer an unforgettable summer experience!
Extend your stay in one of our charming Corning area hotels, resorts or B&Bs. Relax at a historic inn, a former winemaker's home, a sprawling farmhouse or a newly renovated motel and enjoy a good night's sleep before or after the conference.
Conference Information can be found on their website at: WineBloggersConference.org