Rochester was one of America’s first boomtowns, specializing in flour mills and manufacturing. Since then, it’s grown to become New York’s third-most populous city, abundant with gardens, parks, and lush greenery. Today, Rochester’s international reputation for botanical excellence has earned it the colloquial nickname, “The Flower City.”
The Rochester Public Market is the site of many weekly deals and special events. For example, on Sundays, visitors can peruse “Homegrown at the Market” and “Greatest Garage Sales Ever.”
Baseball fan? Buy tickets to Frontier Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings. To watch the Rochester Americans play hockey, head to Blue Cross Arena.
The Strong National Museum of Play is filled with interactive exhibits that feature toys and games. There’s even a video game exhibit that allows kids to walk down a gamified Sesame Street.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is located in downtown Rochester inside the old Lehigh Valley Railroad Station. Its smoky menu and original line of hot sauce have helped it earn a reputation as one the best places to visit in Rochester.
The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest museum dedicated to photographs. Its archives feature cameras of the past and a theater for antique film screenings.
Looking for somewhere to shop? Visit the stores at Eastview Mall, the Marketplace Mall, Pittsford Plaza, the Mall at Greece Ridge, or Waterloo Premium Outlets.