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Rochester Attractions

Whether you'd prefer to shop up a storm or familiarize yourself with the local history, there's a ton of fun activities in Rochester. This city has many exciting attractions that'll keep your to-do list full and your feet on the go. No matter your interests, this place has something special in store for you.

Learn what makes Rochester tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Check out our top 21 fun activities in Rochester, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Rochester with Kids

Rochester boasts loads of nearby fun things to do for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the gang entertained for hours.

Free Things to Do in Rochester

An escape to Rochester doesn't have to cost a lot. You can leave your wallet at home if you go to:

Ellison Park - If you're hoping to turn up the fun factor on your vacation, this is the place to do it.

Pont de Rennes Bridge - Amble around this historic site and uncover a couple of secrets from long ago.

Genesee River's High Falls - Get out of life's fast lane and spend a bit of time out beside the water.

Asbury First United Methodist Church - Inject a bit of spirituality into your escape by visiting this sacred site.

Susan B. Anthony Square - Organize a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing walk around the beautiful plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Rochester

Downtown Rochester

This lively downtown is full of opportunities for recreation and relaxation and is the best place to connect with the unique history of the city.

Live MusicEntertainmentTheaters

East Avenue

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.

GardensMuseumsFriendly People

East Irondequoit

While visiting East Irondequoit, you might make a stop by sights like Seabreeze Amusement Park and Lake Ontario.

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.


High Falls

When in High Falls, you can plan a visit to Blue Cross Arena and Strong, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

West Irondequoit

While visiting West Irondequoit, you might make a stop by sights like Seneca Park Zoo and Lake Ontario.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Rochester?

Impress your loved ones back home by snapping a selfie at Genesee River's High Falls.

What can you do in Rochester for free?

You'll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your backpack with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Genesee River's High Falls
  • Eastview Mall
  • Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack
  • Marketplace Mall