Visit Chautauqua County New York

Play, Laugh, Learn and Stay

in the Chautauqua - Lake Erie NY Region


The story of comedy lives at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY! From early vaudeville to today's viral memes, guests will enjoy more than 50 interactive exhibits celebrating comedy in America. Now open!


Chautauqua Lake, the Lake Erie Grape Region and Greater Jamestown offer plenty of reasons to bring family and meet friends in Chautauqua County year-round. Experience Chautauqua Institution, Lily Dale Assembly, Peek’n Peak Resort and Lake Erie Wine Country.


With five amazing lakes and numerous waterways, no part of the Chautauqua - Lake Erie NY Region is more than 20 minutes from open water. Enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, fishing and skiing.


Sit down to a farm to table feast, enjoy the performing arts and tour historical attractions. Find annual festivals, sporting events, and affordable family fun on the Chautauqua County Event Calendar.


Plan your adventure today!


Order a Chautauqua County Travel Guide

Order a Free Travel Guide

Plan your vacation with the help of the annual “I Love New York” Chautauqua County Travel Guide. This 96-page, full color magazine with pull-out map includes information on what to do and where to play, stay, shop and dine throughout the region. REQUEST MINE

Where to Stay in Chautauqua - Lake Erie Region

Where to Stay

Guests can settle in for a night, get away for the weekend, spend the week or book an extended vacation. Bed and breakfasts, country inns, lakefront vacation homes, cottages, campgrounds and hotels offer something for every traveler. READ MORE


National Comedy Center Jamestown Open

National Comedy Center is NOW OPEN

The story of comedy starts here, in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. The National Comedy Center is the first cultural center dedicated to celebrating the art form of comedy. LEARN MORE

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 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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