Things To Do In Rochester

Up to 53% Off Paddleboat Rental for Two or Four

Bayside Boat and Tackle

Penfield

$40 $20

Hop into a paddleboat and cruise around Irondequoit Bay during a two-hour self-piloted excursion

Up to 63% Off Aluminum Boat or Pontoon Rental

Let's Catch Fish

Penfield

$50 $25

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Groups traverse open waters on Irondequoit Bay while relaxing on comfortable seats of a pontoon or while riding along in an aluminum boat

Up to 55% Off from Genesee Waterways Center

Genesee Waterways Center

Rochester

$32 $15

One- and two-person kayaks and canoes carry adventurers across pristine waterways in search of deer, kingfishers, ducks, and turtles

Up to 55% Off Party at Fantasy Raceways

Fantasy Raceways

Greece

$50 $25

Miniature replicas of racing cars zip around a slotted track as kids go head to head in heats, aiming for the chance to be a top finisher

55% Off Airsoft Packages

Airsoft Tactical

Airsoft Tactical

$55 $25

20,000 sq. ft. facility with an arena that simulates an urban environment; facemask rental and 400 BBs per person included

Up to 75% Off Capoeira Classes

Com Expressão

East Avenue

$110 $32

Classes creatively blend dance, martial arts moves, and sound-making, following a rich Afro-Brazilian tradition

50% Off Classes at Aerial Arts of Rochester

Aerial Arts of Rochester

Rochester

$50 $25

Instructors lead students of all levels through aerobic trampoline workouts; walk-in classes include Cirque Fit and SambaBelly Dance

50% Off Personal Training

Lady Be Fit Express

Rochester

$50 $25

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Up to 69% Off Science Summer Camp

achievers-n-believers learning inc.

Rochester

$285 $99

Groups of campers tackle subjects such as chemical reactions, robotics and engineering, archaeology, and forensics

Up to 60% Off CrossFit Forged Fundamentals Course

CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness

Chili

$125 $62

Coaches teach the movements and terminology of CrossFit, bringing new students up to speed gently before admitting them into regular classes

Up to 51% Off Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddleboarding

BayCreek Paddling Center

Penfield

$50 $25

Kayaking class teaches strokes and safety tips on the water; nature tour expounds on wetland history as groups paddle past flora and fauna

Up to 82% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Team Andrello

Team Andrello

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

Classes for ages 3 to adult instill discipline and build fitness through a variety of martial-arts techniques

Up to 56% Off Paintball

Performance Paintball

Rochester

$45 $22

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Players compete in rounds of elimination or capture the flag on a year-round outdoor field

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Empire Academy

Culver

$89 $29

Certified boxing coaches and professional fighters lead fitness classes & teach striking tactics or mixed martial arts in 6,500 sq. ft. gym

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Synthesis Martial Arts

Rochester

$70 $25

Kick, jab, and punch your way to fitness in Muay Thai kickboxing, or learn to defend against larger attackers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

65% Off Boxing Lessons

Nova Fitness

Rochester

$85 $30

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Four 45-Minute Piano Lessons

Piano Studio of John Morabito

Central Business District

$220 $121

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65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Aikido Kokikai Of Rochester

Rochester

$135 $47

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65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Krav Maga Rochester

Rochester

$100 $35

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The Haunted House of Rochester is a macabre domicile sure to scare visitors down to the tips of their belly buttons. Perambulate through 5,000 square feet of mad clowns, bloodthirsty butchers, and anthropomorphized slices of pie. Guests are admitted two or three at a time to the indoor and outdoor tour of terror. Test the strength of your best friendship, romantic relationship, or passenger/bus driver bond as you wander the perilous path, or simply find an excuse to remove an overly binding pair of dungarees, as the house is known to scare the pants off of most legs. Younger children, pregnant women, and individuals with heart conditions may want to avoid the horrific homestead. During your visit, you can also peruse a selection of pumpkins, Halloween goodies, and concessions available for purchase (cost not included in today's Groupon).

1592 Qualtrough Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

Tour, shop, play and stay in one of America's top travel destinations, while enjoying exclusive discounts from the area's the top attractions. The 2011 Finger Lakes Destination & Wine Card includes dozens of wineries, cheeseries, resorts, attractions, hotels and restaurants all throughout the picturesque Finger Lakes.

1441 East Avenue
Rochester,
NY
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

4420 Dewey Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Riverton Golf Club challenges golfers with nine holes on more than 3,400 yards of meticulously maintained bent grass along the Genesee River. Club-wielding cohorts propel polyurethane orbs toward two par 5, five par 4, and two par 3 holes from four different tees, dodging bunkers, sand traps, and astral projections of Arnold Palmer. After each hole, they’ll pilot a motorized rental cart to the next green, steering around four glittering, man-made lakes. After the game, golfers can recharge their backswings at JTB's Pizza 'n Grill, silencing stomach sirens with a dozen wings; a 16-inch, one-topping pizza; and a plea to please be quiet hissed through barbecue-sauce-smeared teeth.

514 Scottsville - West Henrietta Road
Scottsville,
NY
US

Three-man comedy trio Search Engine Improv serves up comedic improvisation with five original shows that craft compelling, innovative theater from audience suggestions and technological prompts. The Lazy Susan show weaves fast-paced scenes in which the three principals play nine—and sometimes more–characters between themselves, the exponential increase bringing the show to hilariously dizzying heights of confusion. GoogleProv projects the famous search engine above the stage, where its results and prompts inspire the next scene. Paul and Vinny Automotive mixes live sitcom and improv as two fictional friends chronicle their boyhood dreams of turning into real cars. Audience members join the scenes in Improv Tap-Out, while Monsssstrocity twists a serpentine tale from a single, audience-derived word, nearly always "belly button."

516 Humboldt Street
Rochester,
NY
US

Knowledgeable tour guides helm the Sam Patch and the Mary Jemison cruise vessels, glissading guests over the rippling waterways of the historic Erie Canal and Genesee River while recounting the aquatic route's rich history. The Sam Patch, a replica of a 19th-century packet boat, floats down the canal for just over a mile, allowing guests to ogle the New York Canal Corporation maintenance center, panoramas of lush wildlife, and packs of majestic life rafts migrating south for the winter. To ensure a memorable canal experience, the craft will ferry visitors to Lock 32, in which three million gallons of water will raise the Sam Patch 25 feet in the world's slowest game of airplane. After admiring this impressive piece of canal technology, guests are whished back to port. An urban vista awaits those who choose to board the Mary Jemison, a wooden vessel built over 75 years ago. From within the enclosed cabin or from its open upper deck, seafaring riders take in views of Mount Hope Cemetery as well as the crossings of the Canal and the Genesee River. As the boat heads northward, guests are treated to spectacular views of the Rochester skyline, replete with the modern, crescent-shaped Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge.

290 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester,
NY
US