Things To Do In Rochester

Up to 55% Off a Four-Hour Pontoon Rental

Rochester

$199 $89

Groups of 6–10 riders traverse open waters on Irondequoit Bay while relaxing on comfortable seats during four-hour rental excursions

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off Classes at 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 a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Central Business District

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 55% Off Party at 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

Up to 75% Off at CrossFit BoomTown

Irondequoit

$240 $69

Certified instructors lead high-intensity functional fitness routines to foster strength, endurance, and weight loss

50% Off Personal Training

Rochester

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Services

East Avenue

$140 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 79% Off Introductory Rock Climbing

Culver-University

$62 $25

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Admission to a climbing-skills class includes shoe rental and belay training in an expansive, 18,000 sq. ft. facility

65% Off Boxing Lessons

Rochester

$85 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Four 45-Minute Piano Lessons

Central Business District

$220 $121

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Membership to Rochester Parkour

19th Ward

$40 $19

Membership grants access to parkour classes that teach the free-form discipline where bodies navigate urban landscapes

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Rochester

$135 $47

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Rochester

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 77% Off Classes at Elite Fitness and Martial Arts

Rochester

$135 $39

Participants of almost every skill level—from beginner to professional—can get fit and have fun under the tutelage of dedicated instructors

Up to 67% Off Personal-Training Packages

Brighton

$60 $29

Personal-training sessions can be geared toward fitness goals––including losing weight and recovering from injury––for all ages

Up to 69% Off at Kour Magic Gymnastics Center

Rochester

$80 $29

Kids gain flexibility and confidence through gymnastics classes with coaches such as 2-time Olympic gold medalist Maria Filatova Kourbatova

65% Off Bootcamp Classes

Henrietta

$100 $35

60-minute bootcamp sessions help students torch calories and build strength three times per week

Up to 72% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Iron Core CrossFit

Greece

$100 $35

Varied functional exercises in Cross-Fit style boot-camp classes

51% Off Scuba Class at Pisces School of Dive

East Rochester

$45 $22

Course designed for students interested in sampling scuba before enrolling in a full certification course; open to ages 12 and up

Up to 73% Off Golf-Membership Packages

Brighton

$240 $79

Golf-fitness player-development facility offers memberships alongside golf lessons, simulator golf, golf boot camp, and strength programs

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Greece

$140 $34

Burn calories, build strength, and learn defensive skills in one-hour kickboxing classes; gloves and wraps included

Up to 67% Off Personal Training

Rochester

$80 $29

Trainer Kristine Maio-Sandman hosts private workouts at the client's gym of choice, tailoring routines to suit different fitness levels

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Murphy's Law Pub

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Rochester Knighthawks – Up to 57% Off Lacrosse Game

Blue Cross Arena

$30.35 $13

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The K-Hawks return a vaunted team of veteran scorers and look to make NLL history by pursuing a third-consecutive league title

Up to 51% Off Canoe, Kayak, or Pontoon Rental

Fairport

$35 $17

Staffers outfit explorers with gear, tandem kayaks, canoes, and pontoon boats for exploring the aquatic corridors of the historic Erie Canal

64% Off Personal Training

Fairport

$80 $29

24-hour fitness facility with free weights, cardio machines, and flat-screen TVs offers personal training to get clients in shape

Up to 66% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Perinton

$100 $39

Using a variety of equipment and exercises, trainers lead calorie-incinerating boot camps designed for all fitness levels

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes at VIP Fit Club

Macedon

$129 $39

Burn calories and build lean muscle in these challenging and results-oriented boot-camp classes

65% Off Month of Boot Camp at CrossFit Webster

Webster

$100 $35

CrossFit boot camp pushes exercisers of any level with ever-changing, scalable workouts that focus on high-intensity functional movements

Up to 68% Off Small Group Personal Training

Fairport

$100 $39

Increase strength and stamina while working to shed fat and tone your physique during small group glasses

Up to 71% Off Group Fitness Classes

Penfield

$100 $39

Group exercise classes include cardio boxing and kick conditioning, complete core, and 'butts & guts' designed to whip bodies into shape

Up to 72% Off Fitness Challenge

Fit Class Studio

$160 $49

Small group training, boot-camp, and other regimens help guests improve fitness over group-training sessions

Up to 53% Off at Webster Golf Club

Webster

$60 $31

Par 70 course beckons twosomes and foursomes with bluegrass fairways

Up to 53% Off a Two-Hour Winemaking Class

Multiple Locations

$154 $75

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Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

Up to 76% Off Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Irondequoit

$250 $69

Get New Year's resolutions rolling with personal training sessions complimented by unlimited access to Hard Body Boxing fitness classes

50% Off Season Passes at Pickering Museum Village

Greenwood

C$45 C$22.50

At 19 heritage buildings, costumed educators demonstrate how rural Ontario residents lived from the mid-1800s through 1920

Up to 52% Off Indoor-Golf-Range Sessions

Spencerport

$30 $15

Golfers work on their swings at a newly renovated indoor golf range

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

BelleWood

C$210 C$105

Instructors teach students of all skill levels to bond with the horse in order to advance riding techniques

50% Off Yoga Classes

Spencerport

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 39% Off at Centerpointe Golf Club

Canandaigua

$80 $49

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, course challenges golfers with tree-lined fairways, forced carries over water, and rolling terrain

Up to 63% Off Laser Tag

Mount Morris

$40 $19

Laser tag players take aim at adversaries while running through fields featuring barricades and a town setting

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Jacked 24/7 Fitness

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Up to 52% Off Visit to the JELL-O Gallery

Le Roy

$27 $13

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Museum-goers explore the history of the jiggly dessert, including an exhibit that details Bill Cosby’s 30-year relationship with the company

Up to 50% Off Tasting Experiences

Lodi

$39.95 $20

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Family-run winery; tastings held in a restored church with a cozy beer garden

50% Off

Bronx

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off at Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

$20 $10

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

Half Off Skating, Laser Tag, and Games

Lockport

$32 $16

Families partake in roller skating, laser tag, bounce houses, and games

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

55% Off

Lockport

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes

South Lockport

$172.95 $29

Kids aged 4 and older don their uniform before learning the skills and moves of martial arts

50% Off CrossFit

South Lockport

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Ridgeway

$60 $29

Guests can try white and red wines alonside cheese, chocolate, and other snacks during each two-hour tasting

Auburn Public Theater – Up to 50% Off Movies

Auburn

$60 $30

Second-run Hollywood features and indie documentaries light the screen at a theater with strong ties to the local arts community

Up to 70% Off Turbo or Bootcamp Classes

Clarence

$118 $35

Turbo exercises are scalable to fit your fitness level; both classes are for adults 18 and up

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Roycroft Campus Corporation – Up to 57% Off

East Aurora

$20 $10

Tours explore six National Historic Landmark structures erected as early as 1897, once home to American craftsmen and printing presses

Up to 53% Off Play Time or Meeting-Room Rental

Clarence

$40 $19

Play place entertains with a career center, educationally focused games, and a craft café; new meeting room features on-site child care

Up to 50% Off Golf in Arcade

Arcade

$50 $25.99

Cart helps golfers traverse 9-hole course twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 76% Off Personal-Training and TRX Sessions

Ancaster

C$250 C$59.99

Personal trainers work one-on-one with individuals to read their fitness goals; TRX suspension training builds muscle and tones physiques

Up to 72% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson

Clarence

$80 $35

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Seasoned equestrians teach basic techniques for riding, care, and horsemanship at an expansive farm with three riding rings and two barns

Up to 53% Off Range Balls and Mini Golf

Depew

$32 $16

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350+ yd. range fosters swing practice with covered hitting bays alongside a farm-themed mini-golf course that encircles a barn built in 1932

Up to 65% Off at Master Chong's Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Tae kwon do students boost their strength, endurance, and flexibility while learning self-defense techniques

Up to 57% Off Pool and Pizza at Bison Billiards

Williamsville

$30 $15

Diamond and Gabriels pool tables, professional-quality billiard balls, and pizza with drinks

Up to 53% Off Driving-Range Balls or Golf Lesson

Williamsville

$10 $7

An extra-large bucket brims with 100 golf balls to hit off of natural grass or artificial mats at a range with covered hitting stalls

Up to 72% Off Martial Arts Classes

Williamsville

$96.75 $29

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Up to 56% Off Music or Voice Lessons

Transit near Broadway

$124 $62

Guitar, piano or voice lessons or weekly group classes that blend guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals into performances and recordings

Buffalo Athletic Club – Up to 68% at Crossfit BAC Extreme

Crossfit BAC Extreme

$120 $39

Trainees are led through a functional strength and conditioning program that uses ever-changing routines to thwart workout plateaus

Up to 76% Off Zumba or Yoga Classes at Simply Fit of WNY

Cheektowaga

$100 $29

Explore Zumba or yoga at a women's health and fitness center with supervised childcare and a full-service protein-shake and smoothie bar

Up to 55% Off Zumba Classes

Cheektowaga

$50 $25

One-hour Zumba classes send physiques into calorie-melting steps and twirls matched with Latin beats in family-friendly dance studio

Up to 56% Off Winery Tasting and Tour

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

C$56 C$28

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Wellington

C$20 C$10

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

Up to 83% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Amherst

$110 $19

Work up a sweat under the guidance of a personal trainer, who tailors activities to help you achieve individual goals

Half Off Martial-Arts Lessons

East Amherst

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four

Amherst

$20 $10

Groups of two or four enjoy popcorn at small tables inside this unique movie house where cult and indie films combine with a café atmosphere

50% Off Go-Karts and Bumper Boats

Wheatfield

$17.99 $9

Whip around a quarter-mile go-kart track, battle your friends in bumper boats, and amass tickets at the arcade

57% Off Fitness and Fat Loss Program

North Tonawanda

$67 $29

Certified personal trainer leads custom workouts and program also includes meal plan and resources to help you achieve your goal

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf and Arcade Tokens

Brighton

$35 $17

Three 18-hole miniature-golf courses invite putters to send orbs rolling past waterfalls, tunnels, and Lilliputian mountains

Select Local Merchants

Helmed by two professional dancers and a martial artist with a second-degree black belt in karate, the certified instructors at Bounce Aerobics strive to infuse each of their classes with a party-like atmosphere. They lead guests of all ages and abilities through high-energy moves in a variety of weight-lifting- and dance-based fitness classes. When they're not disguising aerobic exercises as easy-to-follow dance moves in hip-hop, Zumba, and dance fitness classes, they slow the pace down in body-and-spirit rejuvenating yoga and Pilates classes.

Their studio encompasses an urban atmosphere reminiscent of Manhattan's downtown feel. This loft-like space is outfitted with brick walls, faux streetlights, and a lifelike subway car, as well as a full-length mirror to confirm that the instructor is not actually King Kong. In the onsite boutique, friendly staff members help shoppers pick out exercise gear and gym bags from Zumba, Turbo, and Bounce Aerobics' own line.

311 Miracle Mile Dr
Rochester,
NY
US

When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet. In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.

21 Goodway Dr
Rochester,
NY
US

What began as eight racquetball courts in 1978 has grown into a family fitness center housing exercise machines, group classes, indoor pools, volleyball, basketball, and a smoothie bar. Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club members make use of an endless supply of free weights and Technogym or Life Fitness cardio equipment equipped with TVs for personal viewing.

A team of trainers leads 99 group fitness classes each week, such as Zumba dance aerobics, Pilates, and yoga as well as nationwide programs including Les Mills and SilverSneakers. In keeping with their heritage, trainers host racquetball lessons, leagues, and tournaments for adults and children. Members can take advantage of free childcare services and cool off after workouts at the club’s onsite smoothie bar instead of attempting to somersault into a passing ice-cream truck.

667 Panorama Trl W
Rochester,
NY
US

Dispersed throughout a class studio and a spacious workout floor, World Gym Rochester's trainers usher guests of all ages and abilities toward physical health. Their certifications—granted from organizations such as NFPT, CrossFit, and Moms in Motion—bespeak experience in several fitness fields, just as the gym's class curriculum covers exercise styles from Zumba dances to martial arts. As the trainers emphasize realism during their personal sessions and group workouts, they eschew the gimmicks of pocket treadmill salesmen for a focus on achievable results.

Guests can cycle beneath the lightning bolt decor of the spin zone, watch television as they jog in the cardio area, or heft weights aboard strength machines on the fitness floor. Tanning and chiropractic amenities can also tend to physiques that aren't working through reps or posing as life-size Operation game boards in the childcare room.

1717 East Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

The skilled instructors of Tango Café train bipedal pupils in Latin, ballroom, and swing dance, including salsa classes that come in flavors both mild and spicy. Over the course of five weeks, Kerri Vaughn, Ruben Fuentes, and Darin Price will immerse students in their choice of classes, such as Cuban and Puerto Rican Club Style, NY/LA Style, and Rueda de Casino. Depending on the concentration of swivel-inciting jiggle juice in your joints, you'll be placed in a Level 1, 2, or 3 class. As you master the rhythm and your hips learn how to roll their r's, you'll learn to both lead and follow dance partners, perform increasingly complex turns, and pull off scintillating combinations. A convenient online schedule lets you coordinate class times with your cat's clarinet lesson.

389 Gregory St
Rochester,
NY
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

3450 Winton Pl
Rochester,
NY
US

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