Rochester, NY

Travel Guide
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

Red Roof Inn Rochester - Henrietta
Red Roof Inn Rochester - Henrietta
2 out of 5
4820 W Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY, 14467
The price is $59 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$59
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Henrietta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.1/5 (1,002 reviews)
"Good staff. Room was inexpensive and was not exceptional but it was adequate. The mattress cover was awful: many stains including blood."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Red Roof Inn Rochester - Henrietta
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
4 out of 5
1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY, 14623
The price is $117 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$117
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rochester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
Restful Renewal!
"This year I chose a new tradition of renewal, reflection and restful gratitude. My stay was everything I hoped for in a clean, friendly, and relaxing environment. The staff were incredible! THANK YOU!"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY, 14450
The price is $148 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
$148
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Spent two nights at the property. Lovely area to visit, staff very friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
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.
Cozy 1 bedroom condo
Cozy 1 bedroom condo
Rochester, NY
Stay at this condo in Rochester. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Mary Jemison Landing and Blue Cross Arena are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Comfortable accommodations with convenient access to locations I needed to get to."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Cozy 1 bedroom condo
✨Ranch by Airprt/Dtwn/UofR/Strong/RIT w/AC&100Mbps
✨Ranch by Airprt/Dtwn/UofR/Strong/RIT w/AC&100Mbps
Rochester, NY
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Rochester. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Kodak Center for Performing Arts ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Last minute retreat from the city during spring break
"This was a last minute booking for my family of 5, looking for a respite from the city with the kids during spring break. We wanted a warm and cozy home with a fenced in back yard for the kids to play, and our needs were met. The home was warm and inviting, clean and well cared for. The yard had ..."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

✨Ranch by Airprt/Dtwn/UofR/Strong/RIT w/AC&100Mbps
New 2nd story in-law suite w/ private entrance, specialty bed, cable,  so cute!
New 2nd story in-law suite w/ private entrance, specialty bed, cable, so cute!
Rochester, NY
Stay at this apartment in Rochester. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Popular attractions St. Padre Pio Chapel and Genesee Valley Park are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Quiet, cute and homey"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

New 2nd story in-law suite w/ private entrance, specialty bed, cable, so cute!
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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