Area Itineraries

Watkins Glen, NY

Just an hour and ten-minute drive from Aurora, Watkins Glen claims the southern tip of Seneca Lake and is a perfect day trip during your stay in Aurora. While cardboard boat races, Nascar, and waterfront festivals breathe life into this 2,000 person town, the true metamorphosis starts at the gorge. read more…

Geneva, NY

A 50-minute drive from Aurora brings you strolling past a rainbow of historic row houses on South Main Street. From there, head downtown to find finely preserved historic buildings like the Smith, which hosts regular events from movie screenings and live opera to lectures and readings. Around the corner is brick-laid Linden Street, home to a number of new and acclaimed restaurants and bars (as mentioned in Condé Nast Traveler). read more…