Upstate New York is known for many amazing travel destinations, but one stands above the rest and is being recognized as one of the best in the world.
When you think of the most beautiful or perhaps favorite destination to visit in the Empire State, I’m sure many destinations come to mind.
Lake George and the surrounding areas are a favorite place for many of us because of its proximity to the Capital Region, but also because of the natural beauty of the region.
For some reason, I think most of us tend to head north when we want to get away, but the Catskills offer their own natural wonders just south of Albany.
Is there a more awe-inspiring display of nature’s power than all that water pouring over Niagara Falls? I dont think.
But none of these destinations were named among the best in the world…
While all of the above destinations and many more in Upstate New York are amazing, according to Travel & Leisure one region of the Upstate is among the top 50 travel destinations in the WORLD!
Finger Lakes Named Among Top 50 Travel & Leisure Destinations
The Finger Lakes region is simply stunning. From the lakes themselves to the large lakeside cities and towns, to all the wineries – the whole area is just beautiful with so much to see and do, not to mention so many great places to eat. Here’s some of what Travel & Leisure says makes the region so great and earned the region the #16 ranking on the 50 Best Places to Travel Worldwide in 2022:
The Finger Lakes have strengthened their wellness and culinary offerings in recent years, making a name for themselves in the realm of luxury travel….(and home to)…Finger Lakes Wine Trails (this may be a riesling country, but don’t fall for the lighter bodied reds until you try them) and food draws.
I think one of the things that makes the Finger Lakes unique is not just those long skinny bodies of water, but the mix of those with the wine country. They would be great destinations on their own if they weren’t combined.
So the next time you’re planning a weekend getaway, plan a trip west to one of the world’s most amazing places to travel – the Finger Lakes!
See the stunning Finger Lakes Hotel rated as one of the best in the world
“The Finger Lakes took on an almost instant icon when this 124-room lakefront resort opened in 2020. Willowbrook Spa features Nordic-inspired barrel saunas overlooking the lake, along with a soothing sunroom and tranquil garden. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool, soak in the hot tub, or hit the lake with canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.”
Check out the stunning photos of the Canandaigua Lake House below!