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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
Rochester featuring heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Corn Hill

Though Corn Hill might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Blue Cross Arena and Strong.

Corn Hill

Top Hotels in Rochester

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
3 out of 5
175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
The price is $67 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Rochester Institute of Technology and within 6 mi (10 km) of Strong Memorial Hospital and University ...

3.7/5Good! (992 reviews)

"I loved it would actually come back anytime I would of loved the pool to be open but other than that I enjoyed my time there"…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
3.5 out of 5
1111 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY
The price is $110 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marketplace Mall. University of Rochester and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (716 reviews)

"the staff was very welcoming and was practicing social distancing and temp checks."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
RIT Inn & Conference Center
RIT Inn & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
5257 W Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Marketplace Mall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Veterans Memorial Park. Rochester Institute of Technology ...

3.7/5Good! (1,240 reviews)

"Clean, Restaurant/food made available during Covid 19 shutdown and was great!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

RIT Inn & Conference Center

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)

Even the most museum-hating children may not want to leave this enormous complex, featuring an arcade, a butterfly museum and a toy hall of fame.

Eastview Mall
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Eastview Mall

4.5/5(277 reviews)

You can enjoy retail therapy at Eastview Mall during your trip to Victor. Attend a sporting event while in this family-friendly area or simply enjoy the charming coffeehouses.

Top things to do in Rochester

Admission to the Strong National Museum of Play
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Admission to the Strong National Museum of Play

94% of travellers recommend
$16
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New York

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York

$20
Per adult
Rochester Scavenger Hunt: Rochester Rocks
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Rochester Scavenger Hunt: Rochester Rocks

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Rochester

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
471
5 - Excellent 29.182156133828997%
4 - Good
818
4 - Good 50.6815365551425%
3 - Okay
281
3 - Okay 17.410161090458487%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.9206939281288724%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.80545229244114%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

I love my city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Grear places to Visit like Ontario Beach Park or Highland Park will be back but not to that Hotel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 8, 2020

Great place to visit but happy to go back home more!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 7, 2020

Just nice to come back to visit family

4/5 - Good

Lorenzo

May 6, 2020

Great city need more entertainment though

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 19, 2020

It’s our hometown so we love it

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