The hardest thing about visiting Chautauqua is learning how to spell it. Chautauqua. (That's almost as hard for me as Cincinnati.) But once you've got that part down, it's simply a matter of choosing what you want to do while you're there. Listen to a lecture by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist? Attend a performance by the world-class Chautauqua Symphony or a smaller chamber ensemble? Go for a bike ride along the nearby country roads? Or would you rather just wander around the postcard-perfect Chautauqua village and admire the pretty houses? No worries. You can do it all! I did, and I was there for only two and a half days.