Finger Lakes region named one of the top travel destinations for 2022
Travel and Leisure, a travel magazine based in New York City, recently compiled a list of the best travel destinations for 2022 — and the Finger Lakes region made the cut.
The new year was slated to be a year where people returned to traveling the world after two years of dealing with Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
During the shutdowns, many properties in the hospitality industry invested in revocation projects that revamped rooms and outdoor spaces while adding new amenities.
Despite COVID variants and testing regulations still in place for travelers, the curated list of hot spots focused on destinations that invested in such upgrades.
The Finger Lakes region was featured on the list due to their bolstered wellness and culinary offerings, making a name for themselves in the luxury travel realm.
Establishments mentioned include the Inns of Aurora, a luxury boutique resort comprised of five historic mansions, shops restaurants, and a new 15,000 square-foot Spa and healing center. The Spa at the Inns of Aurora sits on 350 acres overlooking Cayuga Lake, highlighted by hydrotherapy pools and meditation areas.
The Lakehouse in Canandaigua was also featured for the Willowbrook Spa, offering lakeside barrel sauna sessions.
Other attractions and hot spots given a spotlight include Seneca Lake, home to the largest of the Finger Lakes wine trails, the Rochester Lilac Festival, the International Jazz Festival, and Cayuga County's celebration of Harriett Tubman's birth.
Travel & Leisure's 50 best places to travel in 2022
1. Abruzzo, Italy
8. Budapest, Hungary
9. Burgundy, France
10. The British Virgin Islands
11. Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
12. Crete, Greece
13. Walt Disney World
14. Doha, Qatar
15. Edinburgh, Scotland
16. Finger Lakes, New York
17. Franklin, Tennessee
18. Galápagos Islands
19. Greater Palm Springs, California
20. Greenville, South Carolina
21. Ilha Caldeira, Mozambique
22. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
23. Kafue National Park, Zambia
24. Kaunas, Lithuania
25. Kyushu, Japan
26. Lanai, Hawaii
27. Las Vegas, Nevada
28. Louisville, Kentucky
31. Newport, Rhode Island
32. Nile Cruise, Egypt
34. Phuket, Thailand
35. Pico, Portugal
36. Quebec, Canada
37. Queensland, Australia
38. Santa Ynez Valley, California
39. São Paulo, Brazil
40. Savannah, Georgia
41. Seattle, Washington
42. Sedona, Arizona
44. Southwest Michigan
45. St. Moritz, Switzerland
46. St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida
47. Todos Santos, Mexico
48. Udaipur, India
49. Wales, United Kingdom
50. Yucatán, Mexico
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