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.