Downtown Rochester is known for being walkable and business-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. You can experience the local theater and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Downtown Rochester serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Rochester area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Rochester
Some top local attractions include the museums, theaters, and university. Browse the collections at Strong National Museum of Play, Memorial Art Gallery, or Rochester Museum and Science Center. You can buy tickets to live performances at Water Street Music Hall, Geva Theatre Center, and Downstairs Cabaret Theater. Susan B. Anthony House, Pont de Rennes Bridge, and Frederick Douglass Statue are well-known local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around Monroe Community College, Eastman School of Music, or University of Rochester. Be sure to get some family photos at Seneca Park Zoo, Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Wild Wings.
You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Genesee River's High Falls, Jones Square Park, and Manhattan Square Park and Ice Rink. Explore nature at Corbett's Glen Nature Park, Ellison Park, and Tinker Nature Park. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Frontier Field, Sahlen's Stadium, or Blue Cross Arena.
Why not visit Mary Jemison Landing, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and Edgerton Community Center and Park while you're here? You can also check out Blackfriars Theatre, Rochester Auditorium Theater, and Main Street Armory.
Getting around Downtown Rochester
If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Rochester Passenger Station.
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) is the closest major airport, 2.8 miles (4.5 km) from Downtown Rochester.