Trip Ideas & Itineraries
When we say “limitless” we really mean that the list of things to do in Rochester, NY is limitless. That’s why we created the following guides and itineraries with trip ideas to help you with the planning process.
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Rochester rolls out the red carpet for families! We have an incredible amount of family-friendly attractions, from kid-friendly picturesque parks and scenic outdoor settings, to world-renowned museums and interactive exhibits, historic sites, theater, sporting events, and more. There’s something for all and every interest. View the full itinerary here.
Visit Rochester and arrive where women’s rights took off! Rochester and the Finger Lakes are the home to the women’s suffrage movement. Rochester has a special role in the women’s suffrage movement, as it is the home of the suffragist Susan B. Anthony—one of the most important figures in U.S. history. View the full itinerary here.
Wine & Dine
Like the city that surrounds it, the food and drink scene in Rochester, NY is in the midst of a major upswing. Rochester is the gateway to the Finger Lakes region—considered by some to be the most important food and drink region in North America. Rochester and the Finger Lakes are home to some of the best wineries, craft brewing, and distilling, agriculture, and coffee roasters in the country. View the full itinerary here.
Cheers to this news—Rochester has been named one of the top cities for beer in the country! In fact, Matador Networks called Rochester the “best city for beer in the northeast” and Rochester has been named one of the best cities for beer drinkers in the country by Smarter Asset. View the full itinerary here.
Rochester is the perfect backdrop for you next reunion—family, school, fraternal, and many more. Visit Rochester for a reunion and rediscover all that the community has to offer. View the full itinerary here.
Rochester played an important role in the abolition movement, serving as a final stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking freedom before heading to Canada. In addition, Rochester's African-American residents' historical contributions have shaped the United States as we know it today. A large part of the legacy is tied to abolitionist, author, and ambassador Frederick Douglass who lived here for 25 years. View the full itinerary here.
Arts & Culture
Rochester is the cultural capital of Upstate New York. The third largest metro in New York State offers an abundance of cultural experiences and institutions, and has been previously named the 17th most arts-vibrant city in the country by the National Center for Arts Research, ranking alongside large cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. View the full itinerary here.
With a moniker of the “Flower City,” Rochester has an international reputation for horticultural excellence. Today visitors can enjoy abundant gardens, parks, festivals, tours, and chances to learn how to make your own garden grow—indoors or out—all year round. View the full itinerary here.
From small boutiques to major malls, the shopping scene in Rochester has it all. Small town specialty stores, unique gift shops in local museums, and one of the oldest public markets in the country cannot be missed. View the full itinerary here.
First Time In A While
Visiting Rochester for the first time in a while? Welcome back! We’re excited for you to visit and see first-hand some of the many exciting changes and enhancements that you will find in our vibrant city. View the full itinerary here.