Plan a Summer Getaway in Western New York!

Enjoy five lakes, rolling hills, a wine trail in the largest grape growing region east of the Rockies, and some of the best fishing in the northeast. For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a summer destination for leisure and vacation learning as well as lakeside fun and recreation. Find affordable and family friendly things to do this summer. Register for a cycling tour, marathon, or race. Visit the Calendar for a list of 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.


Engage in Chautauqua

Discover culture, art, history, and learning at Chautauqua Institution, theaters, museums, galleries, nature centers, and more. READ MORE


Enter 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


Go Wine Tasting

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