Going Beyond the Beverage in America’s Craft Brew Destination

The deep roots in brew, agriculture and American history make Central New York more than a destination. The burgeoning craft beer and beverage scene, hardy farm-to-table movement and mile after mile of Main Street USA are a true experience.

Come for the baseball and stay for the small-batch spirits of Cooperstown Distillery. Pair a day of golf with the brewpubs of downtown Binghamton.

Travelers can make history with an old-school cruise down U.S. Route 20, take old-growth forest hike or paddle the Erie Canal. From the first signs of spring through the fall harvest, Central New York also celebrates the growers and culinary artisans who continue the agricultural legacy here.

The CNY experience invites visitors to craft their own adventure, be it brew, food or nature.

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The Must-Do Brew Detour

Syracuse is one of upstate New York’s best beer cities with its numerous craft-centric pubs like Blue Tusk and breweries like Middle Ages. After immersing yourself in tastings and tours, soak in the fascinating museums, stunning architecture and premier performance spaces here.

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R&R in the Heart of Central New York

Plenty of eateries punctuate the lakeside village of Cazenovia. Travel just outside to unwind with some wine in a picturesque, rural setting of vines, gardens, ponds and orchards at Cazenovia’s Owera Vineyards.

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The Pint-Size City with Big Fun

Come back to urban life in Utica, which you might consider the historic craft capital of Brew Central thanks to the 128-year-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Just down the road, Turning Stone Casino Resort offers an any-day getaway featuring luxurious accommodations, fine dining, celebrity entertainment and Vegas-style gaming.

Craft Your Own Adventure

This is just a sampling of all the brews and things to do. Craft your own adventure in Central New York.