Celebrate Holiday Season in Western New York!

Discover the beauty of holiday season in Chautauqua County - the serenity of five lakes, rolling hills, and the first snowfalls of winter. Lake Erie Wine Country is a buzz of activity with production in full swing. Visit picturesque villages with a variety of boutique shops, cafes and unique gifts, many made by local artisans. Read about more Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County this Winter and Where to find Craft Brews. 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 and restaurants while visiting.


Laugh with the antics of Lucy

Visit museums dedicated to national historic celebrities like Lucille Ball, Roger Tory Peterson, and Robert H. Jackson. READ MORE

Get ready for winter

Plan your winter snow sports adventure with pre-season passes to Peek'n Peak and Holiday Valley. READ MORE

Find unique gifts

Shop for the holidays and find unique gifts from Amish Country to Bemus Point, Findley Lake, and the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood. 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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