We have some holiday time coming up in mid-November, and are trying to figure out what to do. We’ve rented our house for 5 nights, so we have to skip town, but don’t want to spend a lot of money. Ian’s parents have graciously offered to take Clara for a week, and my parents will take our dog… so what should Ian and I do?
We’ve been looking at the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. It’s an easy drive, and we could hang out in Ithaca, where Cornell University is. It’s supposed to be a lovely town with good restaurants (and a great beer bar for Ian). There are many breathtaking waterfalls and gorges nearby, so if the weather is good, we could go for a few hikes. Or, if the weather is miserable, I’d be just as happy sitting by a fireplace reading a book.
I’ve been looking at rooms at the William Henry Miller Inn, which is right in town. It looks really cozy – I would love to sleep in, eat a huge breakfast, and spend the days casually poking around town. I think it could be quite romantic!
Have you been to the Finger Lakes? Any recommendations?