In a city like Rochester, the question isn’t what to do, but rather, where to begin. You can explore the High Falls, a 96-foot urban waterfall, or cruise, bike or hike on the original Erie Canal path. Take a tour of the downtown Rochester area; there’s stunning mansions on East Avenue, quirky shops and art galleries in the Neighborhood of the Arts, and trendy shops and restaurants along Park Avenue.
The city’s museums, just minutes away from our hotels in Rochester, are as diverse as the city itself. Take the kids to the Strong National Museum of Play or check out the George Eastman House of Eastman Kodak fame. Rochester is also a very jovial city with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall. Time your Rochester hotel stay to take advantage of the city’s famous Lilac Festival or the Rochester International Jazz Festival, one of the most celebrated jazz festivals in the world. If you love to shop, you’ll find everything from suburban malls and quirky boutiques to the quaint shops that run along the Erie Canal.
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After you’re done soaking up history, it’s time to shop. Aside from the specialty shops along the Erie Canal, you’ll also find upscale shops at many nearby towns, including Eastview Mall in Victor, Marketplace Mall in Henrietta, Pittsford Plaza in Pittsford and the massive Greece Ridge in Greece. You’ll also find plenty of outlet bargains just east of our Rochester hotels. During your stay, be sure to try a local culinary classic, Rochester’s very own “white hot,” a version of the hot dog, and our infamous “garbage plates.” Don’t worry; they taste better than they sound!
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