Chautauqua is a historic lakefront community in Western New York. It’s only about 2 hours from Cleveland and it is a gorgeous place to get away from it all. Every year 170,000 people spend their summer vacation in Chatuaqua where they experience memories to last a lifetime.


From June 25th – August 28th, Chautuaqua Institution offers a wide variety of activities and events for those interested in the arts, education, music, religion, youth programs, and recreation. There are lectures, classes, performances, and events for all ages.


Chautauqua is proud of it’s small town feel with a worldly attitude. On a typical summer day you can stroll through the streets of the lakeside town and admire the cute and quaint cottages.

Family Vacation Idea Chautauqua

And later in the day can watch performances in a beautiful open air amphitheater by Alison Krauss, Straight No Chaser, Clint Black, Steve Martin’s Bluegrass Band, The Beach Boys and more.

Family Vacation Idea Chautauqua

Chautuqua has much to offer for Arts and Education lovers as well. From Chautauqua’s own Symphony Orchestra, Opera Company, Musical Festival, and more to the lectures, special studies, and book clubs there’s something for everyone.

Chautauqua Opera

The recreational activities at Chautauqua are sure to get your family outdoors. With tennis, sailing, swimming, golf as well, kids camps, sports instruction, enrichment classes, entertainment, and youth centers the entire family will be happily avoid the Summer Slide.

Family Vacation Idea Chautauqu

To learn more about this perfect family vacation and to watch a video tour of the property visit the Chautauqua web site and look for upcoming posts throughout the month of July promoting various aspects and events in the community.

What about you? Have you ever been to Chautauqua?