Calling all lovebirds with their sights set on Rochester – you’re in luck as there are a million and one romantic things to do in Rochester on your next visit. If you’re unconvinced, we’re here to help change your mind. Here are some of our top ideas to help get you inspired.
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Explore artisan works together
There’s always something romantic about being cultural together, and this is a great option to explore. ARTISANworks is a self-funded, not-for-profit art space comprising of over 40,000 square feet in a restored factory with nearly 500,000 pieces of artwork, antiques, automobiles, and memorabilia. The collection includes works from aspiring students, accomplished professionals, and masters alike. You’ll also find some stunning artistic inspiration in our stylish rooms and suites at our top Rochester accommodation.
Go highbrow by spending an afternoon at the Memorial Art Gallery
Likewise, this is another great arty place to check out, hand in hand. It is the civic art museum of Rochester, New York. Founded back in 1913, it is part of the University of Rochester and takes up the southern half of the University’s former Prince Street campus. It is the central point of fine arts activity in the region and hosts the biennial Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition and the annual Clothesline Festival – so why not plan your trip around that?
Rise and shine with a morning at the Public Market
Rochester’s City-run Public Market has served the local area at its 280 North Union Street site since it first opened in 1905, and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, year-round. It has such a lovely, friendly atmosphere so it’s so easy to fall in love with it, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic afternoon.
Vendors occupy over 300 stalls on Saturdays, and offer the best local produce; produce from around the rest of the country and the world; meats and seafood; eggs and dairy products; ethnic delicacies; prepared foods; specialty items; general merchandise; and more in three covered outdoor vendor sheds and also a fully indoor shed. It’s also right by some great downtown Rochester restaurants if you’re still hungry, too!
Catch a sports game
In the mood to make a scene on the big screen… if you know what we mean?! If you’ve got an important question to ask your other half in Rochester, why not do it at a sports game? Although Rochester is home to the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, Rochester has an additional number of sports teams of its own. As recently as 1994, there were only two professional sports clubs in Rochester: the baseball Red Wings and the hockey Americans. Since then, a number of new teams have been instituted. In 2007, amid cities in North America with at least seven notable teams, Rochester was determined to be the only one whose teams all had cumulative winning regular-season records, so you know you’ll see something good!
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