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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

Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
2.5 out of 5
940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY
The price is £73 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
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! (971 reviews)
"Properly was very clean, staff was friendly and the area around the hotel felt safe. Easy to get to many places for dining and shopping."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £88 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pittsford Plaza and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Nazareth College. Kings Bend Park and Stone Tolan House ...
4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Awesome staff, very accommodating and friendly. ."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-University Area, NY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-University Area, NY
3 out of 5
797 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY
The price is £82 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Rochester and Strong Memorial ...
3.6/5Good! (1,278 reviews)
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Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-University Area, NY
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