Things to Do in Rochester, NY

  • Our list of the best things to do in Rochester, New York, features the top 45 nearby activities — including 23 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Rochester, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Rochester, NY , followed by 14 popular activities in nearby cities, including Canandaigua, Henrietta, Penfield, Brighton, Rochester and Bloomfield
  • Our list of the best things to do in Rochester, New York, features the top 45 nearby activities — including 23 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Rochester, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Rochester, NY , followed by 14 popular activities in nearby cities, including Canandaigua, Henrietta, Penfield, Brighton, Rochester and Bloomfield
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Wine & Design - Rochester 4165 Buffalo Road, Suite E, Rochester, NY MoreLess Info
Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through the creation of a painting
0.7 Miles
96% 1489 votes
Children's Museums One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607 MoreLess Info
Hundreds of thousands of toy-related items are found in the collection at the National Museum of Play at The Strong, including in here the largest collection of dolls in the world. Among the attractions in here, there can mentioned the Discovery Garden, the aquarium reef tanks, and the Reading Adventureland.
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96% 341 votes
Gardens 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 MoreLess Info
Covering 150 acres, the Highland Park is best known for hosting the Lilac Festival. In here there are found a conservatory, memorials, gardens, and other amenities and facilities. Some of these can be rented for private events, such as weddings.
2.3 Miles
96% 306 votes
Cemeteries 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY MoreLess Info
Covering 196 acres and established in 1838, the Mount Hope Cemetery is the first Victorian municipal cemetery in America. Since then, approximately 350,000 locals have found their final resting place in here.
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94% 708 votes
Specialty Museums International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY 14607 MoreLess Info
The oldest museum in the world dedicated to photography, the George Eastman House was opened in 1949 as a museum. The house was built between 1902 and 1905 and has 50 rooms.
4.3 Miles
99% 204 votes
Other Tours PO Box 20136, Rochester, NY 14602 MoreLess Info
Lead by a knowledgeable tour guide, Crush Beer & Wine Tours offers guests the opportunity to tour a number of local breweries/wineries. Visitors on the tours also get to experience the picturesque scenery of the Finger Lakes area.
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97% 108 votes
Theaters 60 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY MoreLess Info
The Eastman Theatre is a venue that displays a number of musical performances that are open to the public. Performances at the theatre include piano recitals, saxophone players, and symphony orchestras, among others.
0.6 Miles
96% 273 votes
Theaters 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607 MoreLess Info
The Geva Theatre Center is hosted by the former building of the Naval-Armory Convention Hall, a building listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The first productions were staged in 1973, and since then famous actors held shows in here, such as Samuel L. Jackson.
0.7 Miles
94% 190 votes
Movie Theaters 240 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 MoreLess Info
The Little Theatre is considered to be the premier cultural center in the United States for the presentation of independent and foreign films. The venue also features visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community.
1.1 Miles
92% 106 votes
Flea Markets 280 N. Union Street, Rochester, NY MoreLess Info
Serving the community since 1905, the Rochester Public Market is held 52 weeks a year on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Fresh produce, specialty items, and ethic delicacies are available at the numerous vendors.
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93% 92 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas 180 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY MoreLess Info
As an indoor botanical garden, Highland Botanical Park & Lamberton Conservatory features a mix of tropical and desert plants ranging from cacti to ferns. Visitors are welcome to walk through the garden, which has heating in the winter.
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