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RochesterUnited States of America

This upstate New York city features top-rated cultural attractions, beautiful natural areas and a very special supermarket.

See everything from toys to lilacs to a grand canyon in the Rochester region of Central New York. Near downtown, go to the National Museum of Play at the Strong to marvel at childhood delights from the 1900s and beyond. Find the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Memorial Art Gallery nearby.

The George Eastman House features an important photographic museum with theater, gardens, and varied still and film collections. Eastman, who founded Eastman Kodak, also created an architectural gem, the Eastman Theatre. Attend a symphony or theater performance or perhaps a recital from the Rochester City Ballet or the renowned Eastman School of Music.

Watch the Rochester Red Wings play baseball at Frontier Field and the Rochester Americans play hockey downtown. Enjoy golf and cross-country skiing at Durand Eastman Park on the city’s north side along Lake Ontario. Highland Park celebrates spring during the Lilac Festival with over 1,200 aromatic plants.

Take advantage of numerous upstate New York waterways. The Genesee River has etched the “Grand Canyon of the East” at Letchworth Park south of Rochester. Follow the river through Rochester to the downtown High Falls area before it ends at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, pronounced sha-LOT. Ride the carousel, swim, walk the pier to the lighthouse or simply enjoy the sun and sand. Have a hamburger and famous Abbott’s frozen custard before you leave the area. To the east is popular Seabreeze Amusement Park with rides and water slides.

Visit the Finger Lakes area southeast of Rochester. These 11 narrow lakes offer boating, swimming and pristine beauty. Canandaigua is a quaint city with numerous festivals. Nearby is Bristol Mountain for winter skiing and summer hiking. Take a wine tour around Keuka Lake to sample some of New York State’s award-winning riesling varietals.

Fly into Rochester’s international airport or come by bus, train or rented car. Once in the city, purchase supplies for your visit at Wegmans, frequently identified as the nation’s finest supermarket chain. Visit the flagship Pittsford store to see why it’s one of Rochester’s most popular attractions.

Where to stay in Rochester

Genesee River\'s High Falls which includes a city and street scenes as well as a couple

Downtown Rochester

4/5Very Good!(316 area reviews)

Live music, theaters, and museums highlight some of the noteworthy features of Downtown Rochester. Make a stop by Blue Cross Arena or Strong while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Downtown Rochester
Memorial Art Gallery which includes night scenes

East Avenue

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Unique features of East Avenue include the museums and restaurants. Make a stop by George Eastman House or Rochester Museum and Science Center while you're exploring the area.

East Avenue
Driftwood from Lake Ontario.

East Irondequoit

4/5Very Good!(53 area reviews)

While visiting East Irondequoit, you might make a stop by sights like Seabreeze Amusement Park and Lake Ontario.

East Irondequoit
Memorial Art Gallery showing interior views, art and heritage elements

Neighborhood of the Arts

You'll enjoy the museums and live music in Neighborhood of the Arts. You might want to make time for a stop at Main Street Armory or Rochester Auditorium Theater.

Neighborhood of the Arts
Pont de Rennes Bridge which includes a city and a bridge as well as a small group of people

High Falls

When in High Falls, you can plan a visit to Blue Cross Arena and Strong, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

High Falls
aquarium at Seneca Park Zoo,

West Irondequoit

While visiting West Irondequoit, you might make a stop by sights like Seneca Park Zoo and Lake Ontario.

West Irondequoit

Top Hotels in Rochester

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
2.5 out of 5
940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY
The price is ¥8,013 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Strong Memorial Hospital. Marketplace Mall ...

4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"Staff was friendly but I didn’t like how other guests didn’t follow the rules with wearing a mask while out of their rooms."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
Hyatt Regency Rochester
Hyatt Regency Rochester
3.5 out of 5
125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY
The price is ¥14,261 per night

Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Blue Cross Arena, and Eastman School of Music. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (343 reviews)

"Nice room. Everything was as described. I really did not get to use any of the amenities due to COVID."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Hyatt Regency Rochester
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
3 out of 5
2835 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY
The price is ¥10,390 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pittsford Plaza and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Nazareth College. Kings Bend Park and Stone Tolan House ...

4.4/5Excellent! (953 reviews)

"I like the fact the it was quite just what my husband and I was looking for."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY

Popular places to visit in Rochester

University of Rochester
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University of Rochester

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around University of Rochester, a top university in Rochester. Stroll along the area's riverfront or experience its great live music.

Strong
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Strong

4.5/5(207 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at Strong, a favorite museum in Rochester. Experience the area's entertainment choices and great live music.

Rochester Museum and Science Center
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Rochester Museum and Science Center

4.5/5(70 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at Rochester Museum and Science Center during your travels in Rochester. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Rochester

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York

¥1,068
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York

¥1,070
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York

¥1,070
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New York
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New York

¥1,070
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York

¥2,136
Per adult
Corning Museum of Glass Admission
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Corning Museum of Glass Admission

¥2,137
Per adult

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