Rochester, NY

Travel Guide
Pont de Rennes Bridge showing a city, a sunset and a bridge

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-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 $84 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Rochester and Strong Memorial ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,362 reviews)
"It was good for a last minute reservation. It was clean. The beds were comfortable. The pillows were a little too weak/soft, but all 4 made it comfortable. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-University Area, NY
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
70 State St, Rochester, NY
The price is $96 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Blue Cross Arena, University of Rochester, and Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Eastman ...
3.7/5 Good! (489 reviews)
"pet friendly"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY
The price is $127 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Eastview Mall, Powder Mills Park, and Casa Larga Vineyards. Valentown Museum is 2.2 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Always know what to expect! Food and staff are awesome!!"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
3 out of 5
400 Center Place Dr, Rochester, NY
The price is $97 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Situated in Rochester, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Highland Hospital of Rochester and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mall at Greece Ridge and Kodak Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (875 reviews)
"Nice room for a family of five. Breakfast choices were great."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
3 out of 5
999 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
The price is $115 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Strong Memorial Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Rochester and Rochester ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (820 reviews)
"The girls at checkin were very friendly and made sure we didn't need anything! Also enjoyed the breakfast! We will be back!!!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY
Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
3 out of 5
2095 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY
The price is $109 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 30
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Fair and Expo Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rochester Institute of Technology and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (316 reviews)
"Nice and comfortable"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta
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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