How to Spend Mother’s Day In Rochester?

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Across the world, May 12th will see people celebrate their mothers. Perfectly suited to a spring day out and a sunny afternoon tea, Rochester is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day with your loved ones. Paired with a stay at the Rochester Riverside Hotel, Rochester has plenty to offer you and your mother during a visit to the city.

Rochester Lilac Festival

Rochester Lilac Festival

During your stay in Rochester during the second week of May, make sure you check out the Lilac Festival which takes [place annually in the city. This festival brings the worlds best Lilac arrangements to the streets of Rochester, ensuring bouquet workshops and incredible market stalls, bringing colour to the city and undoubtedly making for great Mother’s Day presents!

Bloody Mary Expo

As part of the Lilac Festival, the Bloody Mary Expo gives wannabe mixologists the chance to battle it out for the best bloody cocktail. This competition will give you a chance to try some of the best Bloody Mary’s out there, whilst the buzzing atmosphere of the Lilac Festival will bring some extra ambiance to you and your mothers Sunday buzz.

Rochester Twilight Criterium

Taking place on the 11th May, the Rochester Criterium is a sporting event like no other. Get a sweat on watching these incredible athletes race to the finish line, complete with beer gardens and entertainment throughout the day. With a men and women’s 1-mile course, this is one of the sporting events of the year for many and has found a massive local and state wide fanbase.

Durand Eastman Park

Durand Eastman Park

There’s nothing quite like a Sunday walk, and where better than the stunning Eastman Park just outside of Rochester. Here you can find 977 acres of wildlife reservation, alongside a coastline overlooking the beautiful Lake Ontario. This incredible park is one of the most popular walking spots in the Rochester area, and is especially beautiful throughout the spring.

Dinner at the Rochester Riverside Hotel

The Rochester Riverside Hotel holds one of the best burger bars in Rochester, the ROCburger on Main is a bustling wholesome restaurant which offers a wide range of gourmet burgers and the best in chicken wings and brewery fresh beers.

Seabreeze Amusement park

For a more family orientated day out on Mother’s Day, why not check out the Seabreeze Amusement Park. Based in New York state, this Irondequoit based theme park is one of the oldest in the world, ranking 12th internationally and 4th in the USA, and is home to a wide range of amusements and roller coasters. For a heart thumping family orientated Mother’s Day, Seabreeze is a must.

Seneca Lake Wine Tasting

If you’re making the most of the Hotel Suites Rochester New York and want to get out of the city for Mother’s Day, then why not treat her to a Seneca Lake Wine Tasting session. Overlooking the beautiful Finger Lakes of Rochester, the trail takes you to over 30 wineries across the city, pairing rich samples with beautiful views.

Eastman Theatre

The Eastman Theatre is a stone’s throw away from the Rochester Riverside Hotel, and boasts a range of music, theatre and dance performances throughout the year from student and professional artists. This beautiful theatre is also one of the most historic parts of the city, bringing almost a hundred years of culture to the city.