Good Travel: A few hours in Geneva, NY

Where’s Geneva? Geneva, NY is located on the north tip of Seneca lake, in western New York, between Syracuse and Rochester. Here’s the lovely town hall.


First stop on the visit to Geneva was to find a bathroom! We found one in the Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge (60 Seneca St). This is a good pit stop for coffee, and ‘lake’ kicknacks.


Next stop, lunch at the Char Burrito Bar (68 Castle Street). Let’s face it, the place had a very ‘Brooklyn’ vibe to it but it didn’t matter because it was delicious (and I totally like the ‘Brooklyn’ vibe). Great for gluten free too, and my one year old ate it up.

Next is a little shopping at Stomping Grounds (22 Castle Street). With a wide array of vintage items (fabric, paper goods), books, posters, prints, and various home items, it makes a good stop if you want to find something unique to take home. There’s also a coffee/tea bar upstairs if you need to take a break.


We also stopped at the Area Records & Music (74 Seneca St), which was good if you missed the good ol’ CD store. They also had a small record selection.


Overall? Geneva has alot to offer and we only had a few hours so we didn’t get to see it all. I’m sure the park viewing the lake is lovely (it was nice on the drive). My suggestion is stop here in the morning on your way to a few wineries in the afternoon. The town is also a great place to walk if you love architecture from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

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