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Things to do in Cayuga County

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.
Park
“Great hiking and views. If you are looking to get the most of Upstate New York you should make a point to visit Fillmore Glen State Park. Take the long hike up and around the North Rim Trail or a shorter hike just to see the bridges and falls. This park is a great late spring to fall!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Simply the best fish fry in the world. Go early to avoid the line and eat outside in the back”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“THE best Italian food in the Finger Lakes!! Worth the drive to Skaneateles. Plan some time to walk around the town and the pier.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Great little seafood restaurant on the lakes edge. Also put out a kick ass breakfast”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exquisite Historic stage Coach restaurant and bar. Dates back to the late 1800s historic stage Coach. I love to sit on the porch and have a drink in the summer”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“She did amazing things in her lifetime. See where she settled and created a home for the aged. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“What's not to like about skilled musical theater actors performing glitzy summer shows with happy song and dance at a beautiful park overlooking one of the Finger Lakes? An offshoot worth exploring is The Pitch, where new musicals are presented by a three-person team in a cabaret setting at another theater closer to downtown Auburn. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Though this is a winery in season it also hosts many festivals, and events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“so many things to do here! beach, picnic areas, hiking paths, fishing, playground, etc. Not to mention the best sunsets.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It is a Renaissance Festival founded in 1976, it runs for seven consecutive weekends through July and August and features music, comedy, and interactive theater performances as well as the work of artisans and craftspeople.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Winery
“A fantastic local winery less than 10 minutes up Route 89! Beautiful views and delicious offerings. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food
“Cookie makes some delicious food. They have live music on the weekends in the summer and a brunch on Sunday. Great place to spend an afternoon. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“There are several breweries in Auburn and this one has everything going for it - great corner location-within view of Auburn Correctional Facility, a funky historic theme and some of the best beer and food in the area. Busy most days, most times.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“We like the trip into Skaneateles because it is close, different scene, good coffee and yummy breakfast goodies. My favorite are the hot breakfast dishes and scones. Quick service, local spot with lots of hub bub sometimes. Intimate and friendly. My husband has a frequent buyer card for coffee. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little party pub but also good food. Monday’s is half-price unbelievable roast beef sandwiches”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
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“For a fancy lakeside splurge this is the place. Local celebs (the Baldwin, as in Mr. Bieber's in-laws) have a pad on the lake and yes, this is that kind of place: fancy-schmancy, but ultra delicious and spectacular views!”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Simply the best fish fry in the world. Go early to avoid the line and eat outside in the back”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE best Italian food in the Finger Lakes!! Worth the drive to Skaneateles. Plan some time to walk around the town and the pier.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little seafood restaurant on the lakes edge. Also put out a kick ass breakfast”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exquisite Historic stage Coach restaurant and bar. Dates back to the late 1800s historic stage Coach. I love to sit on the porch and have a drink in the summer”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“There are several breweries in Auburn and this one has everything going for it - great corner location-within view of Auburn Correctional Facility, a funky historic theme and some of the best beer and food in the area. Busy most days, most times.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little party pub but also good food. Monday’s is half-price unbelievable roast beef sandwiches”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“The ultimate in Finger Lakes Spas. Every local knows this is the "it" place. You will need a reservation in this French Country Designed spa. They have some neat massages like: new mother's massage or a balancing "Nature's Healer Massage" using warm Himalayan Salt. 877-MIRABEAU”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“For a fancy lakeside splurge this is the place. Local celebs (the Baldwin, as in Mr. Bieber's in-laws) have a pad on the lake and yes, this is that kind of place: fancy-schmancy, but ultra delicious and spectacular views!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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