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Things to do in Canandaigua

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“Great restaurant, bar, wine tasting, and cooking school! Also, tastings events - well worth a visit. Also, wonderful private dining room for entertaining privately or for bigger function. Lovely tent outside for events - seasonal use.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Roseland Waterpark is great for families with children during the summer to stay cool!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Sonnenberg Gardens offers beautiful sights and rich history - a great place to go for a picnic, a quiet and scenic stroll, or a tour of the gorgeous mansion. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my personal favorites - this funky Mexican restaurant is a serious local hotspot. Delicious food, drinks, and awesome atmosphere!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Top notch Canandaigua restaurant. Tables for a wonderful meal, summer deck seating or sit in their sports bar to have a beverage and cheer on your favorite team. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for breakfast or dessert. We love the strawberry crepes but you can order all types of filings - even mushroom!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Convenient place to walk, swim or kayak. Pet friendly, too. Plenty of equipment for the kids to play on. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“lakeside. Fun events. great beer. great sandwiches too! Live Music sometimes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Thai Cuisine on Main Street in Canandaigua. If you like Thai you have to check this out! Reservations recommended”
  • 8 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Large Paddle Boat ride on Canandaigua Lake...history, great views, and food and drink - I think on the boat”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious homemade Italian food with owners who are incredibly kind and welcoming. Warm and inviting, this is a must!”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great open house first Saturday in June - confirm. Great point of history for Canandaigua, wonder sleigh museum - never knew there are so many different kind of sleighs. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“THE SAND BAR @ the inn on the lake The Sand Bar & grill, invites you to come as you are. Indoors or out, you can relax with friends and a cool drink and watch the boats on Canandaigua Lake.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“If you're looking for a lighter meal, Macri's is a great place to check out! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Roseland Waterpark is the largest Waterpark in the Finger Lakes Region with 56 acres of aquatic adventure and 9 unique attractions for the entire family. Sparkling heated water, certified lifeguards, free parking, rental lockers, concessions, and plenty of deck space for relaxing make this the hottest spot to get cool on Canandaigua Lake. We can’t wait for you to visit this favorite place for Summer Family Fun outside of Rochester, NY.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic, delicious, must go if you love German food - its the real deal. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great restaurant, bar, wine tasting, and cooking school! Also, tastings events - well worth a visit. Also, wonderful private dining room for entertaining privately or for bigger function. Lovely tent outside for events - seasonal use.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my personal favorites - this funky Mexican restaurant is a serious local hotspot. Delicious food, drinks, and awesome atmosphere!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top notch Canandaigua restaurant. Tables for a wonderful meal, summer deck seating or sit in their sports bar to have a beverage and cheer on your favorite team. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for breakfast or dessert. We love the strawberry crepes but you can order all types of filings - even mushroom!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“lakeside. Fun events. great beer. great sandwiches too! Live Music sometimes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Thai Cuisine on Main Street in Canandaigua. If you like Thai you have to check this out! Reservations recommended”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious homemade Italian food with owners who are incredibly kind and welcoming. Warm and inviting, this is a must!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic, delicious, must go if you love German food - its the real deal. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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