Rochester

Travel Guide
Pont de Rennes Bridge which includes a bridge, a sunset and landscape views
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

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, 14618
The price is £114 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Rochester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Nice and friendly"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY, 14450
The price is £169 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Fairport. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,006 reviews)
"We had a wonderful stay at Woodcliff!"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
717 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY, 14623
The price is £128 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Rochester. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
Nice place for a short stay
"Room was clean. Staff was friendly. Beds were little firm for my liking but all was clean and neat. Shower drain clogged with hair."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2022

Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area, an IHG Hotel
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NEW! Cozy Top Floor Rochester Apt < 1 Mi to Dtwn!
NEW! Cozy Top Floor Rochester Apt < 1 Mi to Dtwn!
Rochester, New York
Stay at this apartment in Rochester. Enjoy a TV, cable/satellite TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Rochester Auditorium Theater and Main Street Armory are ...
NEW! Cozy Top Floor Rochester Apt < 1 Mi to Dtwn!
Downtown Luxury Living - CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
Downtown Luxury Living - CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
Rochester, NY
Stay at this condo in Rochester. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Popular attractions Rochester Auditorium Theater and Main Street Armory ...
Downtown Luxury Living - CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
Da Pink Spot studio Loft /9mins from URM & RGH
Da Pink Spot studio Loft /9mins from URM & RGH
Rochester, NY
Stay at this apartment in Rochester. Enjoy WiFi, 1 bedroom and air conditioning. Popular attractions Rochester Auditorium Theater and Main Street Armory are ...
Da Pink Spot studio Loft /9mins from URM & RGH
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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