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If you are going on a family vacation and would want to go shopping for gifts and souvenirs to bring back home, you can hit two birds with one stone by getting a Sprinter Van rental in NYC and going to Finger Lakes.


Finger Lakes has a lot of unique shopping destinations, which guarantee that you go home with unique and beautiful gift items. What's more, you can try out some attractions along the way.


Here are some noteworthy shopping stops at Finger Lakes:


Gaffer District in Corning NY

The Gaffer District makes up about a third of Corning and is a veritable treasure chest of unique gifts. In fact, Gaffer District has four different shopping and touring trails: The Chocolate Trail, The Antiques & Collectibles Trail, The Kids Trail, and The Edible Excursions Trail. There is also a weekly farmers' market.


Not only that, you will be treated to amazing architecture and great food from the restaurants in the area.


The District is also known for various festivals, such as the GlassFest, the Crystal City Christmas, the Jazz and Harvest Festival.


There are two major museums in the area: Rockwell Museum of Western Art and Corning Museum of Glass. With a Sprinter Van rental in NYC, you can easily make a stop at these museums then go shopping afterward.


The Christmas House

The Christmas House (361 Maple Avenue, Elmira, (607) 734-9547, Web site) is housed inside a lovely Victorian home and has six rooms literally filled with Christmas delights. You can find the best decors here, as well as gift ideas for just about anybody special. The Christmas House has a lot of unique non-Christmas items and bargain finds as well. So if you are looking for the perfect wedding, anniversary, birthday gift, then this is for you. They also have items for condoling with the bereaved. From angels to baby gifts, to candles, to food and even fragrances, you can find it all here.


Call on a Sprinter Van rental in NYC while touring and shopping. That way, you no longer need to worry about carrying your purchased items and you fully can enjoy the sights, the sounds, and the shops. Going on a family vacation at Finger Lakes and shopping for gifts at the same time is not a problem if you hire a Sprinter Van rental in NYC. The place has a lot of places worth visiting and a lot of noteworthy shops where you can get gifts and souvenirs to take back home.


We have given you a couple of suggestions as to where you can shop for unique gifts in the area. Here�s more. With a Sprinter Van rental in NYC, stopping by these places won�t be a problem.


The Arnot Mall

If, for some reason, you find yourself missing the malls, the Arnot Mall is a convenient drive away. You can also find a lot of unique items here.


After the mall, maybe you would like to see the Seneca, Keuka and Cayuga lakes or visit the wineries in Napa Valley.


Museum Stores


Another great source of unique gift items are the stores found at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Art.


Visit the Glass Market and the Trading Post for specialty items after admiring the exhibits!


Other shopping districts in Finger Lakes


Hammondsport. There are just too many shopping choices in Hammondsport. You can get art pieces from Somers Fine Print or Mud Lust Pottery. And if you need some craft materials, you can get them at Lake Country Patchwork,


Antiques are all around at Over the Bridge Antiques and Such, Opera House Antiques and Antiques at the Warehouse.


Or you can go to Hammondsport Village Square where you could get more antiques, visit more specialty shops and eat at lovely restaurants offering delicious food.


Elmira. Aside from its association with Mark Twain, Elmira is also known for its shopping district, where you could have your fill of antiques, flowers, gift items, and comics. You might want to check out the Maple Valley Farm Market where you could get fresh fruits, vegetables and local food. Or the Carousel Farm and Craft Market where you have more than 60 vendors in one place.


Watkins Glen. Watkins Glen boasts of one-of-a-kind items. You can visit the Unique Country Boutique or Top's Friendly Market, among others.


With a Sprinter Van rental in NYC, you will be able to easily and conveniently stop by different museums and tourist spots and you will not have to worry about carrying the items you purchased from the lovely local shops.



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