Things To Do In Rochester

Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Parkside Miniature Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Parkside Miniature Golf

Irondequoit

$14 $9

Lighthouses and upturned boats block holes-in-one on an 83-year-old mini-golf course listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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

CrossFit Forged Fundamentals Course with Optional Membership at CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

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

Paintball Package for One, Two, or Five People with Equipment at Performance Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

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

One- or Two-Hour Slot-Car-Racing Party at Fantasy Raceways (Up to 55% Off)

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

All-Day Airsoft Package with Rentals and Ammunition for One, Two, or Four at Airsoft Tactical (55% Off)

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

10, 25, or One, Three, or Six Months of Capoeira Classes at Com Expressão (Up to 75% Off)

Com Expressão

East Avenue

$110 $32

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

Paintball Package with Equipment, Unlimited Air Fills, and Paintballs for 2 or 4 at NVP Paintball (48% Off) 

NVP Paintball

Atlantic-University

$40 $22

Paint altercations sprawl across an indoor speedball field as players unload 100 paintballs apiece

$99 for Two-Hour BYOB Night Cruise from Let's Catch Fish ($200 Value)

Let's Catch Fish

Penfield

$200 $99

BYOB night cruises let up to eight board a comfy pontoon boat for two hours of tranquil coasting followed by fire and music back on shore

One or Two Half-Day Canoe or Kayak Rentals from Genesee Waterways Center (Up to 55% Off)

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

Two-Hour Paddleboat Rental for Two or Four from Bayside Boat and Tackle (Up to 53% Off)

Bayside Boat and Tackle

Penfield

$40 $20

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

$12 for $25 Worth of Pet Supplies at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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Pick up pet supplies, food, treats, and gifts for pet lovers, with every purchase directly benefiting animals in need

Five Drop-In or Trampoline Classes at Aerial Arts of Rochester (50% Off)

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

Kayaking Course or Tour for One or Two, or Paddleboarding Lesson from BayCreek Paddling Center (Up to 51% Off)

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

$22 for a Discover Scuba Class at Pisces School of Dive ($45 Value)

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

Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50%Off)

Glowgolf

Greece

$18 $10

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

Rochester Rhinos Soccer Game for Two or Four at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday, August 23, at 7:05 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Rochester Rhinos vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

Sahlen's Stadium

$22.10 $12

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The Rochester Rhinos jostle for playoff positioning as they take on the Harrisburg City Islanders in a late-season home game

Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival at Blue Cross Arena on Friday, August 15 or Saturday, August 16 (Up to 30% Off)

Women of Faith: "From Survival to Revival"

Blue Cross Arena

$99 $69

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment, including music, speakers from churches around the world, and comedy

Martial-Arts or Boot-Camp Packages at Rochester Fitness Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Rochester Fitness Martial Arts

Greece

$140 $34

Burn calories and build strength during martial-arts and boot-camp classes; kickboxing and boot-camp packages include wraps or gloves

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Ghouls and ghosts roam the dark corridors of the Haunted House of Horrors, where terror lurks at every turn. Explorers enter the house in groups of two or three at a time, navigating the hallways as actors create a frightening world around them, causing their hair to stand on end as it realizes it lives in a scary skull. After surviving the spooky confines, visitors can refill their souls with bites of Maxie’s ice cream or seasonal snacks such as cider and donuts.

1592 Qualtrough Rd
Rochester,
NY
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Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Established: 2014

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Free street parking

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Pro Tip: Keep your hands clean in order to keep the controllers clean for other players.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Playstation 4 and Xbox One

Q&A with Christopher Williams, Owner

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

My store offers birthday parties, gaming tournaments, lock-ins. We also have a program called "goals for grades" that rewards school students who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher by putting their names into a drawing for the chance to win a wide variety of prizes, including gaming systems.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

I love watching my customers playing games and sharing information about upcoming games and events in the gaming community.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?

Yes, my favorite part is the variety of games available...both modern and classic.

1350 Culver Rd # B
Rochester,
NY
US

Since 2007, the coaches and team members at Rochester Parkour have introduced novices to the sport of parkour, the free-form physical discipline of training the human body to overcome physical obstacles in the most efficient way possible. At the activity’s highest level, bodies can deftly navigate even the densest urban spaces, contorting to squeeze through narrow passageways and nimbly leaping to snatch pies from third-story windowsills.

As with most sports, however, beginners start with simple maneuvers, conquering basic vaults, swings, and jumps before moving on to more complex movements. In Rochester Parkour’s diverse array of classes, students of all ages and experience levels first explore an indoor gym filled with I-beams, scaffolding, and vault boxes, all ideal for practicing moves away from hard concrete and heckling pigeons. In keeping with the central tenet of parkour, individuals remain in control of their own speed and maneuvers at all times; if moves in the basic classes are too overwhelming, Rochester Parkour also offers low-impact and low-mobility variations.

121 Lincoln Avenue
Rochester,
NY
US

The instructors at Team Andrello believe that students of any age can benefit from mixed martial arts, whether they're preschoolers or retirees. Of course, different age groups will reap different benefits, so each class level has a varied set of goals. Lil Champion classes help 3- to 6-year-olds improve their motor skills and social skills. Once they've graduated onto Juniors classes, kids work on building confidence while learning the basics of self-defense, safety awareness, and nonviolent ways to solve conflicts and win thumb wars. And adult classes teach students aged 13 and older more advanced defense techniques while helping them release stress and get in a great workout. Whether geared toward children or adults, classes combine the fundamentals of boxing, karate, jujitsu, and other disciplines to help students achieve a well-rounded martial-arts education.

1900 Clinton Ave.
Rochester,
NY
US

Tops Cooking School is nestled inside Tops grocery store, one of a chain of stores known for its fresh produce and skilled butchers. Their state-of-the-art kitchens, decked out with gleaming Viking appliances, set the stage for both hands-on cooking classes and professional demonstrations. During demonstrations, a chef prepares entrees in front of students, carefully displaying techniques and offering advice for prepping dishes at home or in bomb shelters located under homes. Hands-on classes put the students behind the counter, giving them a chance to practice preparing anything from Indian cuisine to healthy meals designed for people with diabetes, heart concerns, or gluten allergies. Local craft beer and wine accompany adult classes, and games and candy accompany children's cooking classes for tots ages 3 and up.

3507 Mount Read Boulevard
Rochester,
NY
US

Inside each Sky Zone location, a wall-to-wall half-pipe made entirely of trampolines gives children and adults a venue where they can safely hop, bounce, and somersault to their hearts' content. The vast, taut, springy flooring doesn't end at the walls, but instead the trampolines continue upward to form angles perfect for crawling up, springing off, or sliding down. Visitors can meander along the bounceable terrain in the open trampoline arena, throw themselves into giant foam pits, or sharpen their competitive edges in trampoline-assisted sports such as dodgeball. SkyRobics classes merge gravity-defying fun with fitness during instructor-led workouts that include calisthenics, core exercises, and strength-building aerobics to help guests shed calories without hurting their joints or taking a wrong turn on a treadmill.

155 Bellwood Dr.
Rochester,
NY
US