What to do in Rochester, NY

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Rochester Attractions

Whether you like to shop up a storm or familiarize yourself with the local history, there are so many fun things to do in Rochester. This city boasts many exciting attractions that'll keep your travel itinerary full and your feet on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has something special in store for you.

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What to do in Rochester

Free Things to Do in Rochester

A trip to Rochester need not blow your budget. You can leave your wallet behind if you go to:

Ellison Park - Make this one of your first stops for a dash of fun during your escape.

Pont de Rennes Bridge - If you're eager to explore the history of the region through its landmarks, stick this one on your must-see list.

Genesee River's High Falls - Take some time out beside the water to unwind and recharge.

Asbury First United Methodist Church - Mix some spirituality into your vacation by visiting this religious site.

Susan B. Anthony Square - Develop your green thumb and marvel at the beautiful and diverse plants on show.

Things to Do in Rochester with Kids

There are plenty of sensational experiences in Rochester that the whole gang will love. Here are some of the top family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Rochester?
Impress your loved ones back home by taking a selfie at Genesee River’s High Falls.
Are there cheap things to do in Rochester?
What can you do in Rochester for free?
You could put your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions will cost you nothing:

  • Genesee River’s High Falls
  • Eastview Mall
  • Bristol Mountain Ski Resort
  • Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack

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