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Address: South Main Street, Geneva, NY

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Historic buildings and great restaurants

Best place in Geneva to just walk around and notice the architecture, old buildings and the downtown boutique shops. Plenty of great places to eat and people watch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place in Geneva to just walk around and notice the architecture, old buildings and the downtown boutique shops. Plenty of great places to eat and people watch.

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Brewster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nice downtown area with plenty of shops and restaurants. Beautiful old architecture to admire on Main Street. Main Street East ends right at the end of Seneca Lake with a wonderful park and paved paths.

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Love Geneva and South Main Street. Many great places to eat, drink and shop. Take a walk and see all the historic buildings, stop in for a bite to eat, a drink or a piece of pie and coffee! Love the antique shop and the furniture store.....husband loved the cigar store too!

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3 Thank Patti L
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Something to do that isn't a winery. Old, quaint town with shops of all types. In the shape of a T, the walk is not far for anyone having trouble.

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Durham, Maine
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Beautiful historic district. We attended a wedding at Geneva on the Lake villa, and though it was pouring rain, we saw what beautiful grounds they had and the food and wine was excellent.

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Union, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

The old buildings are very interesting. Worth your time to take some time to walk around and view them. We thought the old Opera House with it's antique ticket booth was a real find.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Different styles of homes can be admired there. Take a stroll, visit the historic reserve museum and take a map for a walking tour of the street from the museum. Each home is marked with the year it was built in, mostly in the 19th century. There is also a part with an awesome view of the lake and benches... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We got the walking tour map of South Main Street from the Historical Museum in one of the houses. A great way to get to know the history of this section of Geneva and William & Hobart College.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Loved this cute street! The houses are very pretty and have a lot of character. Plus the views of the lake from the street are amazing.

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Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

very clean, safe city. Looked like there were a variety of great restaurants with diverse menus. A good way to spend an evening exploring.

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