The Picture Perfect Village of Lewiston, New York

Village of Lewiston

Located just a few miles drive from Niagara Falls, nestled along the Niagara river overlooking Toronto and the Lake Ontario, brimming with beauty and history in every nook and corner, the village of Lewiston, New York is a must-visit place when in Niagara.

Antique Shop,Lewiston
Antique Shop, Lewiston
Shops, Lewiston
Main Square, Lewiston
Lewiston Historical Museum
Lewiston Historical Museum, Lewiston
Frontier House,Lewiston
Frontier House, Lewiston

Historical House,Lewiston

Picturesque and vibrant Lewiston is perfect for a leisurely stroll along its main avenue lined with art galleries, boutique outlets, local gift and antique shops housed in beautiful homes and old historic building.Enjoy delightful food and local delicacies in its popular restaurants, charming bakeries & cafes, and get a glimpse of the history of New York State through several landmarks which captures important moments in history and depict its key role in the war of 1812 and other momentous events.

Waterfront, Lewiston
Waterfront, Lewiston
Waterfront, Lewiston
Waterfront, Lewiston

The riverfront offers breathtaking scenic vistas and has picnic benches, making it a popular hangout spot amongst locals and visitors alike. Kayaks, canoes, speed boats and sail boats are also available for rent for water sports lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Hennipen Park,Lewiston

Festivals, Lewiston

Village of Lewiston

Lewiston village and Artpark also host many seasonal festivals celebrating fine arts, music and eclectic gourmet cuisines, harvest, and the Annual Peach Festival.

 

 

To conclude our day in this beautiful village, we had an early dinner at Apple Granny – one of the best restaurants for home-style American food and desserts.

Adirondack Chair outside a shop
Adirondack Chair placed outside a shop
Village of Lewiston
Village of Lewiston

Village of Lewiston

Village Of Lewiston

Lewiston is one of those enchanting places, which you would like to experience and visit many times over…

 

 

The Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

Ferry Building, San Francisco

Set inside San Francisco’s iconic Ferry building, this specialty marketplace is frequented and loved by locals, ferry commuters, savvy chefs, and tourists alike. It features an incredible variety of boutique shops, eclectic food outlets and handmade craft products, and showcases the local flavor of Bay Area’s products, and is a perfect spot for avid food lovers.

Artisan cheeses, freshly-baked breads, exotic mushrooms, finest selection of oysters, locally produced olive oils, specialty meats, gourmet chocolates, organic honey, restaurants with global cuisines, and local delicacies – it’s all here, and you will find something new and delicious, every time you visit.

There are seating areas behind the historic building where visitors can relax and soak in the spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge.

The place outside the Ferry Building transforms into a farmers market every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday offering an extraordinary variety of fruits & vegetables, an array of artisan food and beautiful flowers & plants. It is one of the favorite spots of locals to stock up on fresh locally grown organic farm produce.

This is definitely one of the best places in the city to enjoy a leisurely afternoon or evening by the bay with great ambiance and delectable food.

Visit to Boudin Bakery, San Francisco

Boudin Bakery

San Francisco is one of the country’s best food cities offering a wide range of eating options – world-class restaurants, cafes, bistros, and even food trucks. However, a visit to San Francisco is incomplete without savoring its Sourdough bread bowl filled with delicious Clam Chowder – San Francisco’s quintessential culinary delight.

One of the best spots to taste the authentic flavor of this irresistible delight is at Boudin Bakery, located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. Regarded as one of the oldest continuously running businesses in San Francisco, it has been baking tangy sourdough French-style bread since the Gold Rush days and using the same recipe and original yeast mother dough since 1849.

This flagship store of Boudin Bakery is modern and well laid out, where visitors can watch the bakers at work and witness the entire process from start to end through a 30-foot all glass demonstration window. They can also take a tour of the onsite museum and learn about the history of Boudin with various exhibits that depicts its journey which is closely linked with the growth and development of San Francisco; purchase gourmet gifts in the in-house marketplace.

Boudin Bakery, SFO

Boudin Bakery SFO

And of course! Enjoy San Francisco’s classic local flavors and amazing seafood selecting from the extensive menu at the Boudin Bakery & Cafe or relax with a drink and gourmet food at the full-service restaurant – Bistro Boudin.

Boudin Bakery, SFO........
Boudin Bakery, SFO
Boudin Bakery, SFO.............
Boudin Bakery, SFO

The place makes for a complete shopping, dining, and edutainment experience and is one of the must-dos when in San Francisco.

 

 

Ging Tea House-Heritage Plantation Retreat, Darjeeling

Ging Tea House

Ging Tea House, a fully restored British style colonial tea planter’s bungalow, perched 3000 feet above sea level surrounded by a breathtaking 6000 hectares of natural landscape and rolling tea plantation, offers a perfect setting for those seeking the quintessential tea valley experience amidst tranquility and seclusion. The estate and the bungalow take you back in time when tea plantations first started in Darjeeling and beautifully captures the old-world charm and British colonial character.

Built in 1864, it is one of the earliest colonial tea planter’s bungalow in the region, located a half hour’s scenic drive from India’s tea capital, Darjeeling. Ging Tea House is committed to Sustainability Program, is certified by Rainforest Alliance and meets the HACCP standards. Its tea garden is a 100% bio-organic garden, making its tea free from harmful chemicals under the strict guidance of IMO and Naturland certifications. Also, with more than 60% of the estate left uncultivated, the mountain wildlife has not been disturbed.

All six suites in the bungalow have been tastefully resorted and refurbished, each with a unique character, blending old classical style with modern amenities.Decor is understated, with endless elegance and charm flowing seamlessly. Comfortable beds, wooden flooring, exposed rafters on the high ceiling, antique furniture, drapes, en-suite spacious bathrooms, cozy corners, and fireplace exude warmth and comfort and make for a luxurious stay.

The estate offers plenty of options for recreation and entertainment both outdoors and indoors, including tea factory visit to see the tea manufacturing process, enjoy a tea-tasting session, and participate in tea plucking activities. Guests can also take a leisurely walk along the winding trails to soak in the nature filled with wildflowers, and sound of chirping birds. Rolling tea gardens and lush green wooded areas, all against the backdrop of the majestic Kanchenjunga Range further enhance the unique experience for the guests.

Guests can indulge in various indoors sports – play a round of billiards on the vintage billiards table, Carrom, Scrabble, Chess – or even play the Piano.Estate also has a small library where guest can relax and sip a drink or a cup of Organic Darjeeling tea beside a warm fireplace with their favorite books.

All meals at the retreat are made from fresh, seasonal produce from the estate’s organic kitchen garden.

Staff members are warm, courteous, provide impeccable service and are available 24 hours to ensure that the guests’ stay is comfortable and they are looked after well at the retreat.

For more details and direct bookings,visit http://www.gingteahouse.com/

Sourenee Tea Estate, Mirik, Darjeeling

Sourenee Tea Estate Resort

A pristine white majestic bungalow, nestled in the midst of an over hundred years old picturesque lush green tea plantation spread across 137 hectares at an elevation ranging between 25,00ft up to 5,000ft, with sweeping vistas of the mist-clad Himalayan range, cool crisp breeze, and manicured lawn offers a perfect ambience for those seeking an immersive tea garden experience surrounded by serene nature to relax and rejuvenate.

Located in the Mirik Valley of Darjeeling district, the estate is about an hour’s drive from Bagdogra airport and about an hour and half drive from NJP railway station, the drive takes you through scenic views of terraced estates all around.

The resort offers seven spacious, individually styled and tastefully decorated rooms, named after mountain peaks Kabru, Sandakphu, Zongry, Tonglu etc. Rooms exude warmth, utmost comfort and an understated opulence making it an ideal choice of accommodation in the region for couples, families or even writers and artists seeking solitude for their work.

Guest can indulge in a range of activities- such as guided tours of the estate to learn about the tea growing and production processes, trek thorugh picturesque trails, picnic in the hillside spots, take in the abundance of exotic flora and fauna, relax and enjoy the bonfire and barbeque dinner under the night sky, go for sightseeing trips to scenic Mirik and Queen of Hills – Darjeeling, visit the neighbouring villages or simple enjoy freshly brewed tea produced in the estate on perfectly manicured lawns and soak in the fresh cool air and beautiful ambience of the tea estate. A well-equipped gym, spa services and a jacuzzi overlooking the tea gardens all make for a fully enjoyable and relaxing stay.

In-house chef’s kitchen serves freshly prepared delectable array of local, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. Guests can enjoy scrumptious meals in an outdoor setting at the front lawn or in the comfort of their rooms.

Warm and friendly staff, courteous service, nice facilities, comfortable rooms and magnificent views combined with a beautiful location make for a rejuvenating and memorable holiday experience.

For more details and direct bookings, visit http://soureneetourism.com/