Top Tips for a Romantic Getaway in Upstate New York

couples travelling in Rochester

Whilst most people would think of a romantic getaway as a time for beaches, sand and sun, the reality of the perfect weekend away is actually a lot less specific than that. With heat can come discomfort, and when it comes to air conditioning, most beach resorts are less than desirable facilities.

The truth is, it doesn’t matter on the location, so long as you have each other, a comfy room and some nearby attractions to suit your tastes as a couple.

Thankfully, the Rochester Riverside Hotel has all these qualities. From the spacious riverview rooms to the layers of history enriching the city, Rochester is the dream getaway for couples, whatever your age. Here are just a few reasons why.

Perfect climate

In the summertime, you can expect Rochester New York to reach highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the winter of 32 degrees. This gives the city an agreeable climate all year round and allows for a temperature suited to days out exploring the city, perfect for couples looking for new adventures!

Active Rochester

riding bikeRochester is truly an adventurous city, being the beating heart of water sports and sporting events in New York State. With cycling, paddle boarding and the majestic Silver Stadium giving the sporty soulmates among us something to get pumped up about, the attractions in Rochester are a haven for the active couple seeking their new favorite hobby.

Beautiful parkland

Rochester is surrounded by nature reserves and parkland. For the couples who are looking for their own rural wanderings and romantic retreats, Rochester offers up the likes of Ontario Beach Park and the awe-inspiring Genesee Valley.

Hamlin beach Park-rochesterFurthermore, the city is historically known as the Flower City, and hosts a Lilac Festival every May. If you’re visiting off season, then Rochester is home to a number of beautiful botanic gardens, such as the George Eastman House gardens.

Experience the majesty of Lake Ontario

Ontario Lake

Lake Ontario is one of the 5 Great Lakes of America, and offers up a beautiful array of beaches, boating clubs and nature trails. For the couple who wants to sail into the sunset, there are plenty of yachts and boats to rent, whilst the idyllic nature trails along the coastline give the less sailing savvy plenty to do. If you’re enjoying a weekend with kids in Rochester, there are plenty of swimming and ice cream opportunities!

A capital of culture

For the cultural couple staying in Rochester accommodation, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With one of the most extensive collections of film and photography antiques, the George Eastman Museum is a paradise perfect for the cinephiles among us.

The Eastman School of Music is a must for music fanatics, giving a platform to the rising talents of classical and jazz, as well as buzzing performances from international stars. Why not pair your high culture night out with one of the hip restaurants in Downtown Rochestera perfect date night?