Hit the Road: Plan a Road Trip with the Binoculars Itinerary

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, July 22, 2013

From the beautiful Finger Lakes of Ithaca to the magnificent wonder of Niagara Falls, this Upstate New York road trip is designed to amaze the senses. The below itinerary contains three destinations with a variety of activities to please any traveler.

Ithaca, New York

Book your stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cortland or the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ithaca before you tour the beautiful waterfalls and impressive gorges of this unique city. Pack a picnic of fresh foods from the Ithaca Farmers Market before heading to Robert H. Treman State Park. You can swim and get soaked at Enfield Glen, a waterfall that is safe enough for the whole family to enjoy, or explore the many gorges and trails that reveal some delightful sights – like Lucifer Falls and Devil’s Kitchen.

Ithaca Farmers Market

Take it easy at the end of the day with a round of miniature golf that involves science! Galaxy Golf at the Sciencenter takes putting to a whole new level – or even a whole new universe! Applying scientific principles with every stroke, your family will be too busy having fun to notice how much they’re learning.

Rochester, New York

Rochester is a friendly and fun city that is guaranteed to provide a memorable getaway. The diversity of entertainment and attractions makes this city a win for couples, friends or family trips. You can sip wine at year-round events and tastings in the Finger Lakes Wine Region or take a look back at the history of photography at the founder of Kodak’s home. Perhaps your crew would rather learn about satellites and technology at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Are you trying to please a sports fan amongst your group? Consider attending a Rochester Red Wings baseball game. The Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins plays major-league-level competition without the high price. This is your chance to see the stars of tomorrow before they make it to the big leagues. Win or lose, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

Wagner Vineyards

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offers two convenient locations in Brighton and Henrietta that will provide you with a comfortable place to rest your head after a fun day of exploring Rochester.

Niagara Falls, New York

There is so much to see and do in the region of this World Wonder. You could easily spend your entire trip hiking, biking, or fishing at the Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States. There are also more than a dozen attractions within the park. You’re sure to be starving after your day in the park, so head over to Basell’s Restaurant and Tavern for home cooking in a ‘50s style atmosphere. This mom and pop diner features large portions at reasonable prices.

Round off your trip with some entertainment at The Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre and Daredevil Exhibit. Learn about the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls at this fascinating museum, where their experiences are recounted through videos, photos and artifacts, including the barrel used by the first male and female pair to plunge over the falls. Dream of the miracles and myths of the falls at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Buffalo South or Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Niagara Falls fireworks

This itinerary focuses on the more tranquil side of New York, but in no way is it less impressive. It is a road trip that will be enjoyed by all and remembered throughout years. Download a printer-friendly version of the Binoculars itinerary today to start planning your own road trip! What stop are you most looking forward to visiting?

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