Glamping in the Finger Lakes Region

Glamping in the Finger Lakes Region

This article originally appeared in AAA Travel.

If you’re yearning to get out and explore some of America’s spectacular outdoor scenery but aren’t exactly the type to lug around a backpack and sleep on the ground, a “glamping” (glamorous camping) getaway may be just the thing for you. New York’s Finger Lakes region is the perfect place for an outdoorsy getaway, with beautiful scenery and a wealth of fun things to do for all types of travelers. AAA’s Finger Lakes Road Trip loops through the region, offering access to its many wineries, parks, lakes and attractions, with scenic views all along the way.

Where to Stay

One of the best ways to experience camping—but in comfort—is in an RV. A motorhome allows you to travel through the countryside in comfort and includes features such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, cooktop, microwave and a private bathroom and shower—definitely a step up from tent camping. And the good news is you don’t have to buy one! RVs of all sizes are available from rental companies and private owners all across America. AAA members receive $40 off their first night of an RV rental with Outdoorsy, a program that connects RV renters with RV owners. The Finger Lakes Road Trip is lined with AAA Approved campgrounds that offer additional amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, laundry and internet service. Click the camping icon at to find your ideal stop for the night.
If you're not renting an RV, you may want to consider a rental vehicle to make your Finger Lakes road trip more enjoyable. Renting a car is a great option if you need extra cargo space, don't want to add miles to your car, or just for the fun of driving a sporty, new-to-you model. AAA members can get discounts of up to 20 percent off base rates with Hertz, along with one free child safety seat, waived fees for young renters ages 20 to 24 and no charge for up to four additional qualified AAA drivers. Hertz now offers a touchless rental process and all vehicles are sanitized according to CDC guidelines with Hertz Gold Standard Clean.