The beautiful riverside wonder of Rochester has long since been a New York state highlight, its rich history of culture and concreted status as a College town, drawing travellers from across the USA and beyond. Rochester is also the third largest city in New York State, making it large enough to offer enough depth for longer term holiday makers, but not too big to be overwhelming. That’s why more and more accommodation is opening in the area, alongside more investment in the attractions and entertainment venues of the city. So, if you’re staying in Rochester for your trip to the US, here are some of our top tips for staying in the area. Whether you are enjoying a week or a mere day, make sure not to miss these top spots.
Where to stay in Rochester
With Rochester’s recent redevelopment, areas such as the Riverside have had an addition 1400 homes integrated into the city, alongside 10 acres of open space. This has meant that there has been a considerable investment into temporary accommodation and luxury hotels, attracting both tourists and business travellers to the area.
The Rochester Riverside Hotel is suitable for any and all travellers. With tis luxury rooms, in house gym, eatery and conference rooms, the pet friendly New York Rochester hotel is the perfect place to rest your head, whether it be for a day or a night.
What to do
With the Rochester Riverside’s central location, you’ll be well placed to explore the city. From this ideally placed hotel, you’ll be in walking distance to a lot of the most popular parts of the city. Below are some of our favourite attractions to explore in Rochester.
Strong Museum of play
Rochester’s Strong Museum is a museum dedicated to the concept of play. The museum explores children’s play throughout the centuries, and the developments of toys and children’s products throughout the years. This museum has many interactive exhibitions which makes it suitable for both children and adults.
Memorial Art Gallery
This famous art gallery was founded in 1913 and is formed of over 12000 items, all of which explore the best in classic and modern art. Works on display include pieces by Picasso, Monet and O Keefe, whilst the area holds many arts events including organ concerts and art and motorcycle meet ups.
Susan B Anthony House
One of the pioneers of the women’s rights movement, Susan B Anthony lived in Rochester for over 40 years. Her house has been the headquarters for the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association and was also where meetings with civil rights leaders were held. Her house has now been dedicated to her life and works and is open to the general public.
Wergman Food Market
The Wergman food market is one of the best places to shop for food and souvenirs in Rochester. This delightful food super store stocks everything from meet, dairy and sweet goods, all designed to resemble European market stalls. With over 135,000 square feet to explore, the Wergman Food Market is the perfect stop off for some good old American produce.
Rochester Farmers Market
You can’t visit the US without visiting a city’s local farmers market. The Rochester variety has over 300 vendors and is also lined with independent eateries, making it perfect for great value fresh food shopping and a unique insight into US culture.