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Experience learning in new and fun ways with spring events featuring local farms, food and drink along with creative and cultural arts in Chautauqua County, NY. The five week spring season includes dozens of leisure learning experiences as well as a Baroque Music Festival, historic walking tours, morning vineyard walks, guided kayak excursions and artists’ studio tours. Visit our Chautauqua in Spring Calendar for a full schedule of workshops, tours and dining experiences. Spaces may be limited so register early for special events. Be prepared to enjoy the bucolic charm, breathtaking outdoors and rich heritage of Chautauqua County, the World’s Learning Center.

Read our blog for information on unique leisure learning experiences to be had. Download the VisitChautauqua App for a quick reference on things to do, places to stay and a list of dining options.


Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution

Spring has Sprung

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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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Dunkirk Lighthouse

Summer in Chautauqua

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The World's Vacation Learning Center

For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning, a place for personal growth, a place that engages the mind, body and spirit.

Start planning your summer learning vacation at the Chautauqua Institution with its lecture series, Special Studies program, and summer camps for youth.

See What to Learn for ongoing and seasonal learning opportunities and Learning on Vacation for dates and times of specific workshops.

Plan a Visit

Request a Visitors Guide and start planning your getaway to Chautauqua. For periodic news and events, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and for daily news and updates, like us and join the conversation on Facebook

Check out Map My Chautauqua, a link that lets you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map, and Visit Chautauqua, a downloadable app for help in planning your trip.

Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

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