The 10 Best Things to Do in Geneva, United States

March 6, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. It is located at the northern end of Seneca Lake; all land portions of the city are within Ontario County; the water portions are in Seneca County. The population was 13,261 at the 2010 census. The city is supposedly named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. The main settlement of the Seneca was spelled Zoneshio by early white settlers, and was described as being 2 miles north of Seneca Lake.
Restaurants in Geneva

1. Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

623 Lerch Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9295 +1 315-585-4432
Excellent
65%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 571 reviews

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

Looking for something different in your wine tasting experience? Join us at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, where 35 acres of passion, pleasure, and adventure awaits you! Maximize your escape from the grind with one stop- three unique wineries and one fabulous brewery and tasting room on the property, all within walking distance of each other. From fine Estate Rieslings to our fun, blended sweet wines, you are sure to find something to please!

Reviewed By Trish E - Rochester, New York, United States

The place was mobbed, lots of drunks. The decor was cute but a bit of a theme park feel and the wines were too sweet for us. Two of the places have nothing but sweet fortified wines and one has "real" wine but the bartender was rude. We wanted to try certain ones but there were so many people he was just pouring at random and not even telling us what they were. He actually poured one wine on top of another in my glass and then said I was out of tastes even though I didn't get to taste it. Most of the places you had to elbow your way up to the bar. Felt like they were more into selling trinkets than making quality wines or experiences.

2. Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake

400 Barracks Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-3000 +1 315-781-7007
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake

Ravines Wine Cellars is a boutique winery in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York crafting impeccably balanced, European-style wines with a unique expression of Finger Lakes terroir.

Reviewed By NCLoggerheads - High Point, NC

Traveling through Upstate New York, we were determined to visit at least one Finger Lakes winery before heading home. As we headed back to the Buffalo airport, we settled in Geneva, New York, with our sights on Ravines Wine Cellers. You can sample four very nice wines for $3.We took home bottles of the Dry Riesling (an award winner) and the Cabernet Franc. Have fun!

3. Seneca Lake State Park

100 Waterloo Geneva Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9288 +1 315-789-2331
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Seneca Lake State Park

Reviewed By Rita C - Ventnor City, New Jersey

This park was clean, beautiful and fun if you were walking or jogging. We thought we would be able to ride our bikes on a path there. Most of the path was a street which needed much improvement to ride on. We did enjoy our brief visit there.

4. Rose Hill Mansion

Route 96A, Geneva, NY +1 315-789-3848
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Rose Hill Mansion

Experience a taste of life on a 19th-century estate when you visit this National Historic Landmark. Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the center of a busy and productive farm by mid-century. Much of the tour focuses on the Swan family, in residence from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, explore the family's joys and sorrows and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. Trained as a merchant, discover how Robert Swan combined business methods of organization with scientific innovations like drain tile to make his farm more productive and profitable. See twenty rooms restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. Enjoy the magnificent view of Seneca Lake from the front porch and the vista of nearby farmlands.Rose Hill Mansion Gift Shop features a selection of locally produced food products, historically themed gifts and hand crafted items. Be sure to visit the tasting room Billsboro Winery operates on site.Open May 1 to October 31. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Reviewed By Ready_For_Sun10 - Fort Myers, Florida

Fabulous restoration completed in 1966. There are pieces from two of the original owners. The community came together and donated or loaned other pieces to complete the collection. The ~ 1 hour tours are guided by very knowledgeable docents. After the tour you are free...MoreThank you for your detailed and positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience of visiting and talking with our guides--they are excellent! Anne

5. Ventosa Vineyard

3440 State Route 96a, Geneva, NY 14456-9209 +1 315-719-0000
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Ventosa Vineyard

Reviewed By Mike A - Baldwinsville

Great venue for a reception. Only issue is the attitude and attentiveness of the bar staff. Multiple times bartender had back to bar and she was texting. This would last minutes then turns around and no apology. Good quality excellent and building is great

6. Zugibe Vineyards

4248 E Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9240 +1 315-585-6402
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Zugibe Vineyards

Reviewed By ogerkan - New York City, New York

We passed on the tasting and grabbed a glass each of their Dry Riesling and headed for the Adirondack chairs on the porch. Nice wine and a great view. Would be amazing at sunset looking West. Great break during a day of following the Seneca and Cayuga Lake wine trails ...

7. Bottomless Brewing

3543 E Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-9261 +1 315-325-4380
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Bottomless Brewing

Bottomless Brewing is located in Fayette, 4 miles from Geneva. We are a farm brewery and serve our beer, local wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Located on the Finger Lakes wine and beer trail, along the northeastern Seneca Lake, Bottomless Brewing craft beer is brewed on site. Situated in an iconic old dairy barn, these photos show the transition. Come see what we have built and enjoy a cold one!

Reviewed By KG42 - Havertown, Pennsylvania

we stopped in this place on our vacation. It is a beautifully renovated barn. It is spacious, the beer is good and they have indoor cornhole games upstairs. highly recommend

8. White Springs Winery

4200 State Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9753 +1 315-781-9463
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

White Springs Winery

Reviewed By Kevin-Erika

White Springs offers beer and wine tastings. Wine tasting options were limited and a bit disappointing. However, the beer options were great. Good place to go if there is a beer fanatic in the group who is tired of going to wineries. If your group is all about wine, there may be better places to visit. It does offer a nice view of the lake and a welcoming atmosphere.

9. billsboro winery

4760 State Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9746 +1 315-789-9538
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

billsboro winery

Billsboro Winery is committed to crafting dry classic European varietal wines grown by Seneca Lake’s best vineyards. We are dedicated to focusing on small scale production, allowing us to devote more attention to providing a high quality product for our customers. Our commitment to quality is evident both in the glass and the experience we provide in our tasting room.

Reviewed By Diane K - Chicago, Illinois

We visited their tasting room that is right next to Rose Hill Mansion. The tasting was free when you visit the mansion - so quite a deal for 5 tastings. They specialize in dry wines. We liked the chardonnay - which was not "oakey" at all. The server was also quite friendly.

10. Belhurst Castle Winery

4069 State Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9756 +1 315-781-0201
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Belhurst Castle Winery

Reviewed By SouthhillsCritic - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This place is absolutely large on the lake. The gift shop / winery tasting area is HUGE. The staff is very knowledge on the different wines and pairings. The whites were outstanding as well as the red wines. We liked everything here.

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