Top Things to do in Chautauqua 

There are many fun things to do in Chautauqua year-round!  Here is our list of special events and top things to do in and around Chautauqua, New York.

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Enjoy the Arts at the Chautauqua Institution

There is something for everyone at the Chautauqua Institute From classic music and opera to the amphitheater and more, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the arts. Guests at The Spencer Hotel can view the Amphitheater from their porches making it the top place to stay in town.

View the schedule for the Chautauqua Institution.

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Our Favorite Winter Festivals

The fun doesn’t stop after the Chautauqua Institute summer season ends! Our area offers a variety of winter activities, including popular festivals that are sure to shake off the winter blues. Two of our favorites are the Fire and Ice Celebration in February in nearby Celoron and WinterFest in Bemus Point in January.

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National Comedy Center

What can be better than a museum for comedy? Celebrate the comedic arts by learning about comedy in America across all genres and eras. For I Love Lucy fans, you’ll also want to make sure to leave time to visit the incredible Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.

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Fish on Chautauqua Lake

Try your hand at fishing and book a fishing charter. Chautauqua Lake is one of the top bass lakes in New York State! And this activity is not just limited to the warmer months, ice fishing is one of the most popular cold-weather activities in our area.

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Hit the Ski Slopes

Winter is an incredible time to visit Chautauqua, NY. Ski or snowboard at a local resort then warm up at The Spencer Hotel.

  • Cockaigne Resort
  • Peek n Peak
  • Holiday Valley Resort

Wine Tasting in Chautauqua

Go Wine Tasting

Chautauqua is known for its wineries and there are many near our bed and breakfast. Find out more about the best New York State wineries near us and consider booking our popular, and affordable, wine tour package.

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Book Your Getaway Today

Join us at our New York State bed and breakfast for a getaway to remember. Whether you want to slow down and relax on your vacation or stay busy with activities, we offer something for everyone.