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Romantic Getaway

Trip Ideas & Itinerary 

Grab that special someone for a romantic weekend in Rochester, NY! For couples looking for a little bit of everything, from an intimate dinner to craft beverage tastings, Rochester is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. 

Things to Do  

Enjoy a Craft Beverage Tastings 
Sip on local craft beverages as you enjoy the company of your partner at one of the following spots! For wine lovers, check out Casa Larga Vineyards, Deer Run Winery, or Living Roots Wine & Co. Is craft beer more your thing? Check out Fairport Brewing Company, Genesee Brew House, Roc Brewing Co., Rohrbach Brewing Company, Sager Beer Works, or Young Lion Brewing along Canandaigua Lake. Spirits more your style? Stop by Black Button Distilling or Iron Smoke Distillery. 

View the Sunset at Cobb’s Hill Park
Look no further than the reservoir overlooking Cobb’s Hill Park for the perfect spot to watch the sunset over Rochester, NY. Located along Reservoir Road off Highland Ave, this is a picture-perfect spot to view the city skyline. 

Take a Cruise on the Erie Canal 
Both the Colonial Belle and Sam Patch Tour Boat are great options for cruising along the Erie Canal. The Colonial Belle docks and departs from Fairport, NY with the Sam Patch located in Pittsford, NY. Both boats provide educational information about the Erie Canal with beautiful views of Rochester’s canal towns. 


Rochester has a booming food scene and is a perfect destination for foodies! Rochester has been recognized as one of the top cities for food in the country. Rochester is filled with scores of creative culinary hotspots—many of which find inspiration from our city’s historic roots and regional abundance from local farmers. Check out the following restaurants with an ambiance that is ideal for a romantic date night out. 

Places to Stay 

The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa 
Located right on the Erie Canal, The Del Monte Lodge is a luxury retreat in Pittsford, NY. Delight your senses with delectable pasta, seafood, steaks and creative cocktails at Erie Grill, the hotel’s distinctive on-site restaurant led by acclaimed chef John Freezee. Punctuate a full day of business or exploration with a restorative massage, beauty or wellness treatment at The Spa at The Del Monte. 

The Strathallan Hotel
The Strathallan is Rochester’s premier destination hotel, featuring world-class dining at Char Steak & Lounge and Hattie’s, entertainment, and amenities—all with breathtaking views. It’s a dynamic fusion of social hub and urban retreat. Ape + Canary, a full-service spa and hair salon, is located directly across from the hotel where guests are invited to treat themselves to selfcare services. 

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Situated in the scenic hills of Upstate New York, the Woodcliff hotel & Spa offers contemporary accommodations with sophisticated style, a full-service restaurant and bar, nine-hole golf course, full-service spa, indoor and seasonal outdoor pool, and more. The Woodcliff Hotel & Spa is the perfect for a weekend getaway and couples escape.  

For an even more cozy stays, view boutique hotels and local bed & breakfasts.