Dear EscapeMakers — As the temperature goes down, Ithaca heats up. The city and region intentionally create events to keep the community engaged in the colder months: food, music and wine festivals, educational walks through botanic gardens, and winter celebrations at the children’s garden! Check out the Ithaca Events page to find your activity! Chili Cook-Off – 2/8 This annual foodie festival featuring  over 40 chilis prepared by 30+ restaurants from across the region as…

Ithaca, New York is in Full Bloom. Indeed, Spring has sprung, and in Ithaca that means the greenery isn’t the only thing that comes to life. April marks the reopening of their nationally acclaimed Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing, where you can literally kayak, paddleboard or boat up to shore. If you’re not the nautical type, bike or run to this community hub of art, food, wine and cider tasting, with live music and…

Celebrate in #corningflx this holiday season! Dear EscapeMakers — The holidays are a magical time in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Charismatic small town store shelves are lined with the perfect gift for family and friends. Sparkly lights line snow covered streets while families are out celebrating the season at various traditional and unique events. Christmas cheer can be felt throughout the region at events where families and friends can visit with Santa, build…

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles! The Perfect Pairing: Art & Wine Dear EscapeMakers — There couldn’t be a more ideal pairing of one-of-a-kind beautiful artwork and magnificent handcrafted wine. Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes marries the two together in perfect harmony. Immerse yourself in a world of art and wine, and leave feeling more knowledgeable and well-traveled. Celebrate the arrival…

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles! Superb Wines & Unbeatable Brews Dear EscapeMakers — This time of year is always cold and gray, so why not warm up with some of the most unbeatable brews and superb wines Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has to offer. Visit their breweries and wineries for an exceptional experience. Enjoy award winning wines from some…