Romance in Rochester: 6 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day 2020

valentine's day celebration

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to Rochester? This popular destination offers a wide variety of great experiences ideal for sharing on this special day – from visiting natural wonders to fantastic dining options.

Here’s our pick of some of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day in 2020…

Explore Charlotte Pier

If you’re a fan of the water, then be sure to take a romantic trip to Charlotte Pier. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a walk, and the views are quite remarkable. This is definitely somewhere couples will enjoy exploring on a wintry Valentine’s Day, and though the harbor itself is often quite busy, you may find you’re the only two people on the pier at this time of year. Be sure to wrap up warm to really make the most of your visit in February.

Take a trip to Finger Lakes

This lakeside area actually comprises 11 separate lakesides, all surrounded by a fascinating selection of natural wonders. This includes everything from vineyards to waterfalls, and provides ample room for guests enjoying Rochester hotel deals to discover something new.

Enjoy a romantic meal

valentine's day dinnerThere are few gestures quite so romantic as a well-planned meal, and whether you choose to enjoy a Rochester Riverside Hotel Breakfast or instead opt for lunch or dinner, there’s plenty of ways to treat your partner without having to travel too far!

The varied menu ensures there’s something for every taste, so it’s the perfect spot for everyone to enjoy.

Visit Downtown Rochester

Rochester offers a delightful downtown area, which provides the perfect space for exploring during your romantic break at the Riverside Hotel Rochester.

downtown rochesterHere you’ll find an array of great events and attractions, with fantastic scenery and everything from theatres to boutiques for you to experience. We recommend planning to spend most of your day in the downtown area, as there’s certainly enough to keep you entertained without having to roam too far.

Plan a big event

You don’t need to rely on Rochester itself to help create the ideal romantic break. Thanks to our conference meeting rooms, you can hire one and create an event of your own – a fantastic and romantic gesture which is sure to be appreciated.

To find out more about booking our spaces, get in touch with our team.

Travel to the High Falls

The High Falls of the Genesee are a popular spot for fans of nature, and the ideal place to enjoy some sightseeing.

The Genesee River flows through Rochester and the area has in large part developed around it, helping to create a historic district which has since undergone a tremendous amount of regeneration work. It’s a spectacularly grand space, allowing you to gain a unique perspective on Rochester. We recommend couples bring a camera and take a few selfies in this romantic and scenic spot.