The region’s most popular brewery, located in the college town of Ithaca, offers some of the area’s most flavorful and varied beers as well as regular tours with free tastings. In the spring and summer, sip the brewery’s bestseller, its fruity Apricot Wheat, while playing Frisbee and enjoying music in the brewery’s backyard or enjoy a pairing dinner in the fall and winter in its huge taproom. Be sure to take home a bottle or two of its hard-to-find, limited-release Excelsior series.
Perched on a hill facing the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, this small, rustic brewpub boasts impressive brews and views as well as good beef in a renovated 19th-century barn that sits in the middle of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. While lounging on the deck and soaking up the serenity of the lake, enjoy the brewery’s sure-to-please farm-style beers and the only dish on the menu — a delicious roast beef sandwich featuring hard-carved beef piled high on a roll from a local bakery and topped with horseradish mayo.
Sitting down the road from Two Goats Brewing on the south end of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, Roosterfish Brewing is based out of the Wildflower Café and Crooked Rooster Brewpub. Sample light and dark beers brewed with crisp Seneca Lake water and organic malts and hops while feasting on pub fare with local ingredients.
Get a Finger Lakes wine experience and enjoy a delicious brew at Three Brothers Winery and Estates, featuring three separate wineries and a brewery all on one property. Try the Riesling Ale to enjoy the best of both worlds — a wheat beer blended with pure New York Riesling juice.
An offshoot of Wagner Vineyards, one of the region’s oldest wineries, Wagner Valley Brewing focuses on European-style beers that adhere to the German Purity Law of 1516 that states only the finest of malts, hops, water and yeast can be used in the production of beer.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.