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
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
7. Eat from a Food Truck
8. Explore Rochester's Instagrammable Spots
9. Volunteer with Animals
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:
- Corn Hill Arts Festival
- Park Ave. Summer Arts Festival
- Puerto Rican Festival
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.