Plattsburgh offers a delightful blend of history, adventure and relaxation. Enjoy outdoor thrills, cultural experience or simply treat yourself to a tranquil getaway. The downtown district is charming and there are several ski resorts within a short drive. Throughout the year, Plattsburgh hosts an exciting schedule of events that celebrate the city’s vibrant culture. From the Mayor’s Cup Regatta, a thrilling boat race on Lake Champlain (one of the most stunning bodies of water in the region), to the Champlain Valley Fair, a week-long extravaganza featuring live music, rides, and delicious fair food. There’s always something happening in Plattsburgh to entertain and inspire.
Downtown on Margaret Street there are also a couple of antique stores (my husband calls them junk stores).
Here’s some more things to do during your vacation in Plattsburgh:
Food & drink
For yummy prime rib and salad bar, try The Butcher Block
There’s also a great old time diner close to the house called Gus’ Red Hots Diner, Pizzeria and Sub Shop. I love their chili cheese dogs.
There’s also a nice brunch spot downtown called Sip.
Our favourite pizza is at Big Sal’s Pizzeria.
Close to downtown there is an old school bar called Mickey’s Restaurant & Lounge.
If you want something for a special occasion try Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro.
Dunkirk is in the middle of the Chautauqua Wine Trail
If you’re looking to relax on the beach, immerse yourself in history and culture, indulge in some mouth-watering cuisine or embrace the great outdoors and the adventures they hold, Dunkirk, New York has it all. Watch the picturesque sunsets over the shoreline at Lake Erie, visit the lighthouse and treat yourself to some famous sponge candy – a local delicacy that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Food & drink
My favourite place for chicken wings in BJ’s in Fredonia (dive bar so brace yourself).
The best pizza is Lena’s Pizza, Subs & Wings in Dunkirk or Fredonia, Call for a reservation (716) 672-2163.
Campano’s Cucina in Fredonia.
If you want fabulous pie, call ahead and order from Portage Pie in Westfield, NY.
Want ice cream with that? Stop by Boothy’s Big Dipper in Dunkirk.
Don’t forget to hit the Chautauqua Wine Trail and be sure to have a wine slushie!
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