Help! I am from PA and we'd like to travel with another couple 9/9-9/11 weekend up to the Finger Lakes-we are flexible, but want to go when it's warmer. We can't go over Labor day, although it IS my Birthday on 9/5. We'd like to do one day touring some wineries (preferably with a driver). I don't know where to begin. Should I choose a location first? One major interest is the Seward House in Auburn. My maiden name is Seward and this is one of my ancestors, so I'd like to find a lake/region to stay at near there so we don't have so much driving to do with already having to drive 4+ hrs to the Lakes. Are there any wineries or a lake in/near Auburn?
We're also looking to stay in a chain type hotel with two doubles to save $. Also interested in one night eating in a nicer restaurant. We're not going for activities such as hiking, etc. It's a getaway from our kids / work and we want to relax and kick back. Can anyone help me choose an area? Thanks in advance!!!