Things to Do in Rochester, NY This July

There is no limit to what you can do when you visit Rochester and the Finger Lakes this July. To help plan your next summer vacation or a long weekend, we've pulled together the following list of top events and activities you won't want to miss when you visit Rochester this month. Whatever you…

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Guide To 2022 Pride in Rochester NY

Each year, Pride celebrates the accomplishments and history of the LGBTQ+ community. Produced by Trillium Health, Rochester Pride is one of New York State's largest pride festivals north of New York City. This year, as always, Rochester Pride encourages the community to be true to themselves, find…

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Cultural Cuisine in Rochester, NY

Savoring the unique flavors of a country or region is a great way to celebrate and appreciate cultural diversity. And lucky for residents and visitors of Rochester, it’s not hard to get a taste of something new when you’re in the mood to expand your palate. We’ve rounded up seven restaurants…

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Your Guide to Canal Towns in Rochester, NY

Do you know the history of the Erie Canal? Well, if not, no worries! Here’s a quick recap: The Erie Canal literally opened up the western United States to expansion in 1825 when the canal was built and Rochester became the country's first "boomtown." The Erie Canal is credited for creating New York…

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5 Ways to Opt Outside in Rochester in the Summer

There are so many fantastic ways to spend time outside in Rochester in the summer! Since the season is shorter, locals and tourists alike are always ambitiously aiming to get the most out of it. Here are our top five ways to opt outside in Rochester this summer: 1. Learn something new and get…

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Outdoor Dining Guide

Photo: Label 7 Napa Eatery & Bar Last updated July 2021 When the temperature starts to rise and the days become a bit longer, Rochesterians know that it's time for al fresco dining at their favorite local restaurants. This is a list of Visit Rochester members that are offering outdoor dining…

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Things To Do This Summer In Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY is filled with fun activities that will have you out exploring this summer. Check out this list of 30 things to do and to add to your summer bucket list. 1. Take A Cruise On The Erie Canal Colonial Belle + Sam Patch Tour Boat 2. Hike A Nature Trail Cumming Nature Center | Genesee…

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Celebrate National Donut Day in Rochester, NY

The first Friday of June is declared National Donut Day, a “holiday” with roots dating back to World War I. This year, taking place on June 4, the day is devoted to the soft, sweet and sometimes sticky allure of the delicious donut. Home to a handful of donut destinations, Rochester is the…

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