The Rochester Riverside Hotel is located right in the heart of an incredibly historic city. Based in downtown Rochester, the Riverside Hotel is a hosting hotspot for families, friends and business travellers alike. In part this is because of its great value, luxurious rooms and services, and in part this is because of how close it is to the bustling metropolis of the city. With a wide range of iconic sites just a stone’s throw away, it’s no wonder the cities on the up. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a dash to the many museums in the city, there is plenty to keep you entertained if you want to see the sites but don’t want to stray too far. Below are some of the highlights, all within walking distance of the hotel.
Blue Cross Arena
The Blue Cross Arena is a mere half a kilometre from the Riverside Hotel and is well known in upstate New York as the home of the Rochester Americans Hockey team and the Rochester Razorsharks basketball team. With a seating capacity of 11,215 and a wide range of other annual events on the calendar, this is a great place to soak up the community atmosphere of Rochester.
Eastman School of Music
Head down to the Eastman School of Music on any day of the week and you’ll hear the music echo down the halls. Just a short walk from the Riverside Hotel, the Eastman School of music plays host to some of the best performers and music students in the state, giving them a brilliant stage to practice their craft on in the guise of the historic Eastman Theatre.
Geva Theatre Center
The Geva Theatre Center is another great entertainment venue, just a short walk from the Rochester Riverside. Dating back to the early 70’s, and this cultural hub sparked a regeneration of the area, bringing audiences of up to 522 to its Geva Wilson Stage. Loved and cherished by the community for its support of and development of new writing, for its accommodation for visiting companies as well as its diverse range of performances, the Geva Theatre Center has quickly become one of the most exciting in the New York state area.
Accommodating a whopping 10840 spectators, the Frontier Baseball Field will give you a real slice of Rochester life. Sit back and relax and witness some top-level baseball, soaking in the riverside sites as you do. Whether you are baseball bonkers or new to the sport, Rochester’s Frontier Field will give you a great insight into Rochester’s long history of sports.
Rochester Museum and Science Center
The Rochester Museum and Science Center is home to a wide range of enthralling exhibits, and only one mile from the Riverside hotel. If you’re visiting the city with family, then this is the perfect way to educate and entertain the kids. With dazzling planetarium next door and over a million artifacts housed in the museum, the Rochester Museum is well worth visiting time and time again.
One of the quirkier museums in Rochester, the Strong Museum is dedicated to the exploration of play through the ages. Whether you’re visiting with kids, or you’re looking to let out your inner child, the Strong Museum is an interactive and engaging museum for all ages.