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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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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Finger Lakes Wine Country
Finger Lakes Wine Country
Attraction type: Visitor Centers; Scenic Drives; Wineries & Vineyards
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George Eastman Museum
George Eastman Museum
Owner description: The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an... more Owner description: The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections-encompassing several million objects-in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Mount Hope Cemetery
Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery contains priceless... more Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery contains priceless pieces of art and rare horticultural specimens. It is the final resting place of many dignified and internationally known individuals, including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and is on the National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Mount Hope is listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places as part of the Mt. Hope/Highland Preservation District, featuring 83 mausoleums, soaring Egyptian obelisks, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, two stone chapels in the Gothic Revival style, a Moorish gazebo, a Victorian Gothic gatehouse, and infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves across 196 acres. less
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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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

Cheesy Eddie's
Cheesy Eddie's
Ranked #1 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Ranked #2 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Swan Market
Swan Market
Ranked #3 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Martusciello Bakery
Martusciello Bakery
Ranked #4 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #5 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Reen's Bed and Breakfast
Reen's Bed and Breakfast
$60 - $120
Ranked #4 of 9 Rochester B&B and Inns

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chili/Rochester Airport
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chili/Rochester Airport
$69 - $161
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Chili
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester-Henrietta
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester-Henrietta
$28 - $341
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Henrietta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
$141 - $250
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Rochester
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Hampton Inn Rochester-Greece
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Rochester-Greece
$130 - $180
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Rochester
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The East Avenue Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
The East Avenue Inn & Suites
$114 - $233
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Rochester
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Dartmouth House
4.0 of 5
Dartmouth House
$157 - $218
Ranked #1 of 9 Rochester B&B and Inns
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Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
4.0 of 5
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
$159 - $227
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairport
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The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa
$254 - $331
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pittsford
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