Welcome Spring in Western New York!

It’s time for maple syrup, bird migrations, and the gradual transition to green grass, golf, fishing, and the opening of seasonal shops and restaurants. Plan a visit during Chautauqua in Spring, a season of learning and celebration of farms, food and drink, May 15 – June 21, 2015. See suggestions for Six Weekend Getaways during Chautauqua in Spring. Visit the Calendar for a full list of seasonal events. Browse the website, order a Visitors Guide or view it online, and plan your adventure. You can also download the new Visit Chautauqua County App for help in finding attractions, events, hotels, shops and restaurants while visiting.


Attend a Performance

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, and Jamestown Savings Bank Arena offer concerts, movies and special shows all season long. READ MORE


Go Wine Tasting

Sample award winning wines in Lake Erie Wine Country and stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield. READ MORE


A Video Contest

Enter the I Love Chautauqua Video Challenge and show us what you love about visiting, playing, living, and working in Chautauqua County. READ MORE

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 let's 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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