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Best of Rochester Guide

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Rochester
From family-friendly activities to professional sports teams, museums and galleries, Rochester has something for everyone. Enjoy the scenic Erie Canal, Genesee River and Lake Ontario. Don't miss the Strong National Museum of Play (America's second-largest children's museum) or the International Museum of Photography. Be sure to sample one of Rochester's famous "white hots," Rochester's version of the hotdog! And don't miss the nearby Finger Lakes region with its wine trails and gorges.

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The Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong National Museum of Play
Owner description: The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one... more Owner description: The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and 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, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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George Eastman Museum
George Eastman Museum
Owner description: World's foremost museum of photography and cinema, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography... more Owner description: World's foremost museum of photography and cinema, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs; 28,000 motion picture films; the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology; one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema; and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and makes critical contributions in the fields of film preservation and photographic conservation. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Finger Lakes Wine Country
Finger Lakes Wine Country
Attraction type: Wineries & Vineyards; Scenic Drives; Visitor Centers
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Owner description: Seabreeze, the fourth oldest park in America, is located on the scenic bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario north of Rochester. Enjoy the excitement of four roller coasters, a classic... more Owner description: Seabreeze, the fourth oldest park in America, is located on the scenic bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario north of Rochester. Enjoy the excitement of four roller coasters, a classic wooden carousel, thrill rides, family and kiddie rides, a midway of food and games and live shows daily. There's also a full water park with wave pool, tube slides, body flumes, lazy river, kiddie slides and more. The 1920 Jack Rabbit wooden roller coaster is listed as the oldest continuously operating coaster in America. The park is a classic combination of traditional amusement park and modern water park. Open daily mid-June through Labor Day; also open weekends in May, early June and early September. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Highland Park
Highland Park
The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Swan Market
Swan Market
Ranked #1 of 1,176 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: German, Delicatessen, Eastern European
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #2 of 1,176 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cheesy Eddie's
Cheesy Eddie's
Ranked #3 of 1,176 Restaurants in Rochester
Dining options: Takeout
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Ranked #4 of 1,176 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $5 - $10
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Martusciello Bakery
Martusciello Bakery
Ranked #5 of 1,176 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Reen's Bed and Breakfast
Reen's Bed and Breakfast
$60 - $120
Ranked #4 of 10 Rochester B&B and Inns
Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge
$45 - $71
Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Rochester
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chili/Rochester Airport
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chili/Rochester Airport
$56 - $131
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chili
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
$124 - $192
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Rochester
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Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast
Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast
$108 - $125
Ranked #2 of 10 Rochester B&B and Inns
Hampton Inn Rochester North
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Rochester North
$104 - $171
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Rochester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
4.0 of 5
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
$132 - $192
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairport
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The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Hotel & Spa
$189 - $317
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pittsford
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