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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 showing a city and street scenes as well as a couple

Downtown Rochester

3/5(6 area reviews)

Live music, theatres 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 neighbourhood.

Downtown Rochester
Memorial Art Gallery which includes night scenes

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.

East Avenue
East Irondequoit, Rochester, New York, United States of America

East Irondequoit

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

East Irondequoit
Memorial Art Gallery featuring heritage elements, interior views and art

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 showing a city and a bridge as well as a small group of people

High Falls

High Falls might not have many top sights, but Blue Cross Arena and Strong are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

High Falls
West Irondequoit, Rochester, New York, United States of America

West Irondequoit

If you're spending some time in West Irondequoit, Seneca Park Zoo and Lake Ontario are top sights worth seeing.

West Irondequoit

Top hotels in Rochester

Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
2.5 out of 5
940 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY
The price is Rs5,134 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Strong Memorial Hospital. Marketplace Mall ...

4/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"Great stay, stood for 3 nights and it was good aside from the constant noise from the room across the hall"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn
Hyatt Regency Rochester
Hyatt Regency Rochester
3.5 out of 5
125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY
The price is Rs10,569 per night from 13 Oct to 14 Oct

Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Blue Cross Arena and Eastman School of Music. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Very nice people with good service!!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Hyatt Regency Rochester
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
3 out of 5
2835 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY
The price is Rs6,843 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pittsford Plaza and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Nazareth College. Kings Bend Park and Stone Tolan House ...

4.4/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"I stayed here for a week as I transitioned to my new apartment in Brighton. I was able to work remotely seamlessly, it was quiet, clean and the staff were extremely helpful. I would stay here again and recommend to others."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Rochester

Staybridge Suites Rochester University
Staybridge Suites Rochester University
3 out of 5
1000 Genesee St, Rochester, NY
The price is Rs7,976 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in Rochester, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Genesee Valley Park, University of Rochester, and Strong Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Arena ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (849 reviews)

"Love the location right along the river and a short walking distance from the University of Rochester campus. Also impressed with the hotel staff. It’s the second time I stayed at the hotel, and both times, the staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Rochester University
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.

Popular places to visit in Rochester

University of Rochester
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University of Rochester

4/5(2 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

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at Strong, a favourite museum in Rochester. Experience the area's entertainment choices and great live music.

George Eastman House
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George Eastman House

You can spend time exploring the galleries in George Eastman House during your travels in Rochester. Experience the area's fascinating museums and entertainment choices.

Reviews of Rochester

3.7

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3/5 - Okay

Jos

23 Jul 2019

We were only passing through. We went to a freindly diner before we left.

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