Rochester, New York is a beautiful mid-sized city located on the banks of Lake Ontario located east of Buffalo and west of Syracuse. It’s a smaller city, but it has a lot to offer culturally and historically via great museums and also natural beauty. It’s also the gateway to the stunning Finger Lakes region of New York.
Things To Do In Rochester
Rochester is a great place for all ages, offering all kinds of great things to make your vacation a great time. The Strong National Museum of Play is a great place to take the whole family and is definitely Rochester’s top attraction. The museum is very kid and family friendly as it houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. The Strong Museum is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play. More great fun for the whole family resides in the Seabreeze Amusement Park, which houses over 70 attractions from roller coasters, waterslides and rides for small children as well. Also be sure to visit the Seneca Park Zoo. Rochester is home to the world’s oldest museum dedicated to photography and one of the world’s oldest film archives in the George Eastman House Museum. Eastman is the founder of Kodak and the house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and is definitely a must-visit when travelling to Rochester. Rochester is also home to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, which offers great history on Anthony and the women’s rights movement. At the Memorial Art Gallery, you can see great collections from medieval to contemporary works, with paintings by Rembrandt & Monet. Another interesting place to visit is Artisan Works, which is a non-profit in a huge warehouse that has a labyrinth of hallways and levels where every square inch is covered with art, mostly in the form of paintings or sculptures. The gallery also has many local artists often working in studios that you may be able to see working during your visit. The most beautiful spot in Rochester is arguably Highland Park where you can see hundreds of varieties of blooming flowers and it’s a great place to relax and unwind and enjoy a peaceful walk.
Day Trips From Rochester
If you’re in Rochester and interested in wine tasting or just all around family fun, a great place to experience is Finger Lakes Wine Country. While Finger Lakes Wine Country has over 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries, it’s much more than that. You can enjoy visiting historical museums, state parks including the famous Watkins Glen State Park, which has 19 waterfalls, as well as Watkins Glen International Raceway. Finger Lakes Wine Country is great for adults who want to tour various wineries and breweries, but also great fun for the whole family.
You can find beautiful vacation rentals on Tripping for Rochester, New York in and around the city and in neighboring areas as well. There are great homes of a variety of sizes being rented out for short term stays for larger groups and families and also smaller options with apartment and condominium style rentals which all can be found here on Tripping. Book your Rochester vacation on Tripping today!
Transportation In Rochester
The best way to get around Rochester is definitely by car whether you drive your own to Rochester or you want to rent a car for your vacation. You can also walk downtown Rochester fairly easily, except in the wintertime. Rochester also has a skyway system of elevated walking bridges and underground tunnels that connect various downtown buildings. There are also taxi and bus services in Rochester as well.
Vacation Rentals in Rochester
Looking for a vacation rental in Rochester? Tripping.com has 272 vacation rental homes available in Rochester. You'll find 0 studios, 208 1-bedroom, 31 2-bedroom and 33 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Rochester is €137 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Rochester home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 75 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Rochester. In addition to accommodating pets, Rochester rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 175 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 155 have TV and/or cable and 96 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Rochester where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 98 HRS Holidays rentals, 61 HomeAway short term rentals and 50 Booking.com vacation rentals.