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5 Reasons to Meet in Rochester, NY

Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:00 AM by Meredith Howie

Visit Rochester expert staff share their top 5 reasons to host a meeting, conference or convention in Rochester, NY

1.    Easy to Get Here

Map of New York State with Rochester marked

Rochester, NY is easily accessible by air, train, and highway. Once you arrive you will also find it is easy navigate.  Whether getting to your meeting, dining out in one of our entertainment districts, or exploring more than 12,000 acres of parkland, our commute times are ranked among the shortest in the nation.

The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is serviced by seven airlines—Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. GRIA is located a short 10-minute drive to downtown with most hotels offering free shuttle service.

A new Amtrak train station is currently under construction, promising future arrivals and departures in a new state-of-the-art terminal. Meanwhile, a temporary terminal at that site continues serving passengers—just a 5-minute cab ride to downtown hotels.

Of course, Rochester is accessible by three stops located along the New York State Thruway system, making driving here a comfortable option.

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2.    We Are the Perfect Fit

Lobby of the Rochester Riverside Conventin Center

Greater Rochester has a remarkable selection of facilities for events large and small.  The world renowned Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center offers 100,000 sq. ft. of space available for larger conventions.  Looking for something different? How about hosting your meeting surrounded by art, games, or polar bears? Or at historic locations with beautiful architecture, tour boats on the Genesee River, or on a sporting venue. No matter the size of your event, there are a great number of unique and interesting experiences to be had in Rochester that will keep your guests talking for years to come.  

See Our Virtual Tour of the Convention Center/ Hotel Connection

3.    We Won't Break the Bank

Atrium of Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Our diverse attractions and amenities rival larger markets, but our affordable pricing, accessibility and our supportive and cooperative hospitality industry sets Rochester apart as an ideal destination for you next meeting, conference, or convention. With over 7,000 hotel rooms in the Greater Rochester region you can be sure to find the best options for any budget.

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4.    Attendees Love Us

Toy Hall of Fame Opening
Rochester isn’t all business; our area offers a surprising number of attractions and cultural opportunities not found in other cities our size. Two National Historic Landmarks, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and the George Eastman Museum are located in Rochester. Museums such as The Strong-National Museum of Play (home to the National Toy Hall of Fame), bring in visitors from around the world for a unique experience you can only find in Rochester, NY. 

Discover even more exciting attractions, such as...
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Memorial Art Gallery
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Finger Lakes Wine Country
The Erie Canal and Waterways
Seneca Park Zoo
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Hear What Others are Saying...

A series of 4 quote boxes about what past attendees loved about Rochester, NY

5.   You Have Our Team of Experts

Sales Team
Making your next event as successful as possible is Visit Rochester’s meeting and convention staff’s primary goal. Your Visit Rochester representative will help with everything from coordinating transportation and accommodations to creating pre-convention promotions to drive attendance.  Look to us for continued support with a range of services that take every detail into consideration including referrals to numerous specialty vendors that can enrich your event.  With Visit Rochester, your meeting truly is L I M I T L E S S!

 

Author: Meredith Howie

Meredith Howie is the Sales Project Coordinator for Visit Rochester

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