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The Ultimate Summer Break Bucket List: 19 Things To Do In Rochester, NY

Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff

Get ready to take full advantage of all that Rochester, NY has to offer during the summer with Visit Rochester's Ultimate Summer Break Bucket List! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite family-friendly summer activities to make sure that by the time September rolls around, you’ll be thinking that 2019 was the best summer ever.

1. Ride a Roller Coaster & Water Slide

Seabreeze Amusement Park

Did you know? The Jack Rabbit at Seabreeze Amusement Park is the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in America!

2. Go to the Zoo & Attend the 10 (Daily) Animal Experiences

Seneca Park Zoo

3. Watch a Baseball Game

Rochester Red Wings

4. Hike a Nature Trail

Rochester + Monroe County Parks

5. Visit a Farmer's Market

City of Rochester Public Market

Did you know? Rochester's Public Market has served the community since 1905. 

6. Go to the Beach

Ontario Beach Park 

7. Eat from a Food Truck

Food Truck Rodeos

8. Explore Rochester's Instagrammable Spots

9. Volunteer with Animals

Lollypop Farm

10. Get Ice Cream

Abbott's Frozen Custard

Did you know? For nearly 100 years, an Abbott’s Frozen Custard has been serving hand-crafted, award-winning frozen custard treats to locals and visitors from around the world!

11. Tackle Aerial Adventures + Zip Lining

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

12. Attend a FREE Outdoor Concert

Party in the Park

13. Go Wakeboarding 

Roseland Wake Park

14. Go Wall Climbing

RocVentures Indoor Climbing Center + Central Rock Gym Rochester

15. Attend a Festival

Rochester is the Festival City! There is always something going on in the summer months for families. Some of our favorite summer festivals for families include:

16. Step Back in Time

Genesee Country Village & Museum 

17. Spending a Rainy Day All About Play

The Strong Museum

18. See the Stars

Strasenburgh Planetarium | Rochester Museum & Science Center

19. Hang W. Bugs Bunny at The Art of Warners Bros. Cartoons Exhibit

George Eastman Museum

Don't forget to share your adventures and use #VisitROC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as you check items off your bucket list.

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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